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A Blueprint for Telecommuting Success

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

People can work effectively from remote locations but the business model has not evolved to embrace it. Here are some suggestions for employers and employees to help make telecommuting a successful practice based on my experiences with a company that operated with all remote employees.

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The New Telephone Game: Team Building

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

Telecommuting and remote work is on the rise. Among the many implications of this phenomenon is that we meet and collaborate via telephone more frequently. This removes the ability to see the people we are interacting with as well as the opportunity to interpret body language.

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5 Steps on How to Get Your Employees Involved in Your Social Media Plan

By Matt See
Online Career Tips Contributor

Many managers shutter at the thought of their employees posting on social media all day. What if they spend all of their time on social media and never accomplish any of their tasks? What if they are posting negative things about our company? These are all scary thoughts to any manager, but after today I hope to show you that the benefits outweigh the risks.

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The Business Side of Credit Card Fraud and Damage Control

Interview with Saundra McDavid, JD, MBA
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University

How can a business safely recover after customer's credit card information has been compromised? There is a lot that goes into damage control on the side of the business owner after being hacked, and it requires being proactive for future attacks.

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Guidance for the New Professional

By Donald Barnett
Quality Assurance Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs

After countless applications and hours of interviews, you finally land a middle-management job which requires you to interact with front line employees while implementing the corporate strategy dictated by upper-management. Where do you begin? How do you build the foundations of successful leadership? How do you avoid being just another manager who fails to inspire their charges?

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Rehiring Former Employees – Good Idea or Bad Move?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

It’s a competitive job market out there, and the push for companies to find top talent is expected to really heat up this year. With more businesses on the lookout for employees to fill their ranks, many are turning to former workers who were laid off or left on good terms to pursue other interests. In fact, there’s a name for the rehiring of these workers: the boomerang trend.

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How to Encourage Creativity in Your Employees

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

When it comes to fostering creativity, it’s all about an open and inviting environment. Although having a spacious floor plan where people don’t hide in cubicles is important, it’s not the only factor in building an innovative company. Collaboration matters, and so too does letting your employees know that their ideas and suggestions matter also, whether you have a small startup staffed by a few people or a global company with worldwide offices. To foster the idea-creation process, try some of the suggestions below.

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“To Be or Not to Be” … a Mentor

By Marlene Weaver Faculty Member, Management at American Public University As you pursue your career, use every opportunity to learn from those who experienced life before you. As you experience and overcome obstacles or even are temporarily defeated, share your successes and failures with others so that they may find their way easier.

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