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  • 'Slack Doesn't Work,' Scottish Startup Claims

    'Slack Doesn't Work,' Scottish Startup Claims

    Can a Scottish startup give uber popular enterprise collaboration tools like Slack a run for their money?  "Slack doesn’t work," Graeme Bodys, the founder of four-year-old nooQ told CMSWire. Glasgow-based nooQ just won cool tool and cool feature awards — for the second consecutive year — at the Social Now

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  • How to Get Employees to Fill In Their Directory Profile

    How to Get Employees to Fill In Their Directory Profile

    “Can my manager make me fill in my profile?”  The Guardian featured this question in a workplace column called "Dear Jeremy." The profile was for the person's intranet (which sounded a lot like a SharePoint My Site) and the reader worried that strangers would see their personal information.

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  • Overhaul Human Resources to Meet Today's Challenges

    Overhaul Human Resources to Meet Today's Challenges

    Human Resources used to mean processing payroll, sending birthday gifts, arranging company outings and making sure forms were filled in.  But human resources' role has evolved from administrative to strategic.  Human resources now employs people, trains them, compensates them, develops performance management policies and develops retention strategies.

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  • How to Nurture a Positive Company Culture with Remote Workers

    How to Nurture a Positive Company Culture with Remote Workers

    Every HR professional knows that positive company culture is vital to maintaining a loyal, happy staff.

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  • It's Time to Reinvent Your Office Space for the Digital Age

    It's Time to Reinvent Your Office Space for the Digital Age

    New technologies change the way organizations compete. Companies either leverage these new tools or they get left behind by those that do. This was true in the industrial revolution and it’s true in the digital revolution.

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  • Help Your Employees Thrive By Giving Them Less

    Help Your Employees Thrive By Giving Them Less

    It’s easy to get caught up in the bells and whistles of new tools.  But if you acknowledge your employees are your business's most important asset, you put the focus back where it belongs.

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  • Want to Be a Better Boss? Cut the Crap & Call BS, 'Especially Sexist BS'

    Want to Be a Better Boss? Cut the Crap & Call BS, 'Especially Sexist BS'

    SAN FRANCISCO — Almost everyone who has held a job can recall a bad boss story. Bad management, whether stemming from incompetence, complacency or lack of vision, not only impacts employee morale and culture, but also affects a company’s growth and finances. But a cure exists, because people can change.

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  • What Will the Team of the Future Look Like?

    What Will the Team of the Future Look Like?

    Back in the 1980s, around the time robots started replacing humans on automotive production lines, some pundits confidently predicted that automated systems would soon replace humans in most walks of life. Yet here we are in 2015, humans are very much alive, present and integral to producing stuff.

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  • Are Venture Capitalists Crazy or Is Slack Really Worth $3.8B?

    Are Venture Capitalists Crazy or Is Slack Really Worth $3.8B?

    If there’s fear in the market about a tech bubble popping, it seems to be lost on Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield. The company he leads raised another $200 million in venture capital financing last week, boosting its valuation to $3.8 billion, up from $2.8 billion in less than a year.

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  • How Effective DX Makes Communications Interesting Again

    How Effective DX Makes Communications Interesting Again

    Enterprise communication software has been around for decades and has continuously seen innovation and change. But the focus has shifted from IT departments to the end users. In the not so distant past, the IT departments had responsibility to investigate the best solutions.

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  • How to Beat the Employee Engagement Slump

    How to Beat the Employee Engagement Slump

    To most people, employee engagement means keeping employees happy and motivated.  To social scientists, it is a multi-dimensional construct which is concerned with the degree to which organizational members employ and express themselves physically, cognitively and emotionally as they perform their roles.   The Engagement Gap Two themes have emerged since

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  • Who Needs Annual Performance Reviews?

    Who Needs Annual Performance Reviews?

    In 2015 a number of Fortune 500 companies quietly did away with something that a few onlookers noticed — they got rid of their annual performance reviews.  Their decision to switch to a more continuous feedback approach may have been influenced by this study, which found that of the 32,000

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  • 5 Reasons to Hate Teamwork

    5 Reasons to Hate Teamwork

    A former boss once took away my favorite desktop decoration: a coffee mug that summed up my disdain for meetings. "None of us," it noted, "is as dumb as all of us." In hindsight, I guess it didn't really send the message, "Hey! I'm a team player!" But this

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  • Lure Top Talent with Workplace Flexibility

    Lure Top Talent with Workplace Flexibility

    At a time when US employment rates continue to rise and the free-agent workforce flourishes, companies looking to attract and retain the best people are evolving to allow more flexibility in every aspect of the workplace.

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