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  • Two Mistakes to Avoid When Following Up
    Aug 19, 2016
    If you’re a networking pro, you know the importance of having a network of professionals you can reach out to, and how beneficial it can be to have a network that’s constantly growing. Of course, adding people to your contacts list isn’t enough – you have to follow up with them, stay in contact so that they remember you exist. If you’re comfortable with doing that, that’s great! But sometimes the way you follow up can backfire on you. The Daily Muse offers a couple mistakes to avoid the next time you send out a friendly “staying in touch” type email: 
  • Three Things to Consider Before Accepting a Friend Request from a Coworker
    Aug 16, 2016
    Becoming friends with your coworkers can have numerous positive effects, including more successful teams and an improved office culture. Grabbing the occasional happy hour after work with coworkers can also add positivity to your work. Still, while there are a number of benefits to cultivating friendships with your coworkers, there are a few things you should consider before accepting a friend request from a coworker. Here they are, from Forbes:
  • Four Reasons You Should Consider Declining a Job Offer
    Aug 12, 2016
    Especially if you’ve been job hunting for a while, it can be easy to rationalize taking a position that you might not be 100% happy with. But unless you’re really desperate and need to pay the bills, taking a job that isn’t a good fit for you might be the worst decision you could make. Here are five reasons from Time that you might want to reconsider accepting that job offer:
  • SEC Whistleblower Awards Reaches $100 Million to Date
    Aug 31, 2016
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded an unnamed whistleblower $22 million for uncovering fraud at their company, putting the total amount of awards since the program started in 2011 at $100 million. 
  • How to Act in an Elevator: Tips From a Specialist
    Aug 31, 2016
    Chances are you've been in your fair share of elevators. But did you know there's actually etiquette protocols for proper elevator behavior? Turns out the five to ten seconds you're waiting to get to your floor is a minefield of potential faux pas, but luckily there's a researcher who has spent a great deal of time thinking about proper elevator behavior who's written some helpful hints. 
  • Study: Too Many Experts on Board Bad for Business
    Aug 30, 2016
    A recent study of about 1,300 community banks has found that domain experts on the board of directors makes no difference as far as profits, and can even hurt the company in times of uncertainty. 
  • Study: Pizza Improves Productivity by 6.7 Percent
    Aug 30, 2016

    When using rewards to motivate workers, research has found that pizza and compliments work better than cash bonuses. 

  • Study: Flexible Hours Make People Work More, Not Less
    Aug 29, 2016
    Worried that employees will treat flex time as slack time? A new study has found that's not the case, as workers will actually put in more hours, not less, when given the freedom to determine when they work. 

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