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10 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication

Communication is as easy as breathing, but doing so with coworkers can be tricky. Someone could misconstrue a friendly e-mail, micromanage employees to death or even commit a cultural faux pas. Luckily, we'll show you how to avoid these missteps.

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  • 10 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication

    10 Tips for Effective Workplace Communication

    Communication is as easy as breathing, but doing so with coworkers can be tricky. Someone could misconstrue a friendly e-mail, micromanage employees to death or even commit a cultural faux pas. Luckily, we'll show you how to avoid these missteps. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

    10 Tips for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

    Conflict is inevitable. The trick is to manage it so that it doesn't get too far out of hand. There are many ways to do this -- the one you choose may depend entirely on your environment. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Your First Day of Work

    10 Tips for Your First Day of Work

    It's hard to find a job these days, but once you get your foot in the door, try not to put it in your mouth -- at least, not right away. Here are some tips designed to help you make the right first impression on your first day at work. See more »

  • 10 Workplace Myths

    10 Workplace Myths

    So you're about to start your new job. But the experience may be different from what you've been told when you were preparing to enter the real world. Is there truth to any of those stories? See more »

  • 5 Things You Should Do Before Opening a 401(k)

    5 Things You Should Do Before Opening a 401(k)

    If you've never opened a 401(k) account before, the wide range of options might be intimidating. Get to know the basics before you start saving. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Getting Organized at Work

    5 Tips for Getting Organized at Work

    Whether you're fresh off the job hunt or a seasoned employee, a little organization can go a long way. Here are five tips for keeping the piles at bay. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Employee Benefits

    5 Tips for Setting Up Your Employee Benefits

    If someone handed you a 100 dollar bill on the street, you'd take it, right? Same thing goes for employee benefits. Opting in to the right ones could save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year. See more »

  • 5 Unbelievable Employee Benefits That Really Exist

    5 Unbelievable Employee Benefits That Really Exist

    Forget free sodas and nominal gym discounts. Today's employers are wooing workers with ever more creative, desirable benefits that help improve employee retention and productivity. Which ones seem almost too good to be true? See more »

  • Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

    Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

    These days, employers are offering better -- and more novel -- benefits that put the basic health-dental-vacation packages to shame. How much do you know about the best of the benefits world? Can you tell which perks are real and which are just pies in the sky? See more »

  • Dude, where's my desk? Staying Organized at Work Quiz

    Dude, where's my desk? Staying Organized at Work Quiz

    Even if your desk isn't literally lost under piles of work, sometimes it feels like that. To keep yourself on track, take this quiz to figure out how to stay efficient and organized at work. (Don’t worry, we won't tell if you're doing it during office hours ... ) See more »

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