Drowning in E-Mail? A Few Tips for Staying Afloat

You’re sitting down to type up your big report, which is due by the end of the day. Ping! An e-mail pops up. Ping! Another one. Neither are particularly important. But somehow it’s just impossible to start working without checking them first. Fine. Back to the report. Ping! Another e-mail. Clearly, e-mail is a staple

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Has the Recession Permanently Scarred Gen Y?

Put more than one economist in a room and chances are slim they’ll find much to agree on. However, lately there seems to be a consensus forming among economists that the economy’s trajectory is heading up. That’s great news for struggling young people. But the question still remains how they will recover from having spent some important

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Infographic: The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire

Your company is growing rapidly, and you’re desperately looking to fill in the gaps as quickly as possible. However, putting the wrong people in those positions could ultimately end up costing even more. Thanks to a survey published by Careerbuilder.com we learn just how much bad hires cost companies, and what you can do to

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Apple’s Taking Over Textbooks — Are Training Manuals Next?

With its unveiling last week of the second iteration of its iBookstore and new e-book-creation “Author” application, Apple appears to have set its sights on reshaping the world of educational publishing. In many circles, Apple’s moves — which include inking a deal to sell major textbook imprints as e-books through its iTunes bookstore, and establishing

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How Training Can Speed Adoption of New Social Apps — and Make Them Stick

Last month, our company launched a new performance-management system called Rypple, a socially driven performance-appraisal system that helps employees get continuous feedback from their bosses, and keeps track of where they stand. My company has been very excited about its potential to improve employees’ engagement levels and performance. Plus, it’s a fun program. When we

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Infographic: How To Find And Train a Virtual Assistant

Twenty years ago, assistants were only available to senior executives and hotshot investors. Today, the Internet allows even the most modestly funded entrepreneurs and employees to hire their own virtual assistant for any task of their choosing. Here are some best practices for getting the most out of a VA. (Click image to enlarge)  

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