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4 Ways Cloud Technology Can Improve Company Culture

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Contribution By: Amelia Vega

In this digital age, corporate culture is facing more disruption than ever before. With technology continuously evolving, businesses are under pressure to adopt and adapt. Aside from the changes in business processes, companies are also having to adjust areas of their people management. Cloud computing, particularly, is creating notable changes in what modern company culture looks like.

Here, we’re taking a look at four ways cloud technology can improve company culture. 

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Laziness Doesn’t Exist: Getting to the Root Cause of Procrastination

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Contribution By: Brad Wayland

You keep putting off things you know are urgent to focus on busywork or doing nothing at all. As a result, you’re in a constant state of catch-up. The good news is the reason you procrastinate is not that you’re lazy. Instead, putting things off to the last second has more to do with internal fear.

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The Tax Write-Offs You’re Missing

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Contribution By: Rachel Cottam

Tax season can be stressful, but it’s worth it when Uncle Sam gives you a big refund. Unfortunately, many U.S. taxpayers leave too much money on the return table—and you might be one of them.  

Understanding the best ways to prepare taxes and knowing which tax write-offs you’re missing will help you avoid this costly mistake.

Just remember: if you are going to claim any deduction, you need to have records. Don’t try to claim write-offs you have no proof of. Keep pristine accounting books and physical or digital documentation of all relevant receipts. Even if you’re handing your taxes off to a professional, they’ll need a paper trail.

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The Recruitment Process: Pros and Cons of Blind Hiring

Contributed by: Pauline Farris

The Recruitment Process: Pros and Cons of Blind Hiring Israel Weinstein; Tamika Johnson; Bob Jones; Ahmed Ak; Juanita Cortez; Ngyun Mingh; Sameer Patel.

Each of these names gives a recruiter key information about gender and ethnicity. Other information in a resume also reveals such things as the candidate’s neighborhood and age (based upon years of work experience or graduation).

While we all like to believe that we are blind to these pieces of personal information, there are subconscious biases in all areas of living and work, and the recruitment and hiring process is no different.

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Why Millennial Employees Are Best Qualified to Reach Millennial Customers

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Contributed by Laura Gayle

The vast majority of the millennial generation is now old enough to be out of school and in the workforce, adding a new and sometimes complex dynamic to the traditional office environment. As many employers have noted, hiring and working with millennials isn’t always the same experience as working with Gen Xers or Baby Boomers. From the advent of the internet in early childhood to a coming of age during the Great Recession in the late 2000s, many societal and cultural influences have shaped the way millennials see and experience the world.

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8 Ways to Show That You Respect Employee Work Time

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Contributed by Dennis Hung

All employers want to have a good rapport with their employees. In order to achieve that, there needs to be respect. Respecting employees’ time is a key part of this as time is a valuable commodity at work. By respecting employees’ time, you help them work more efficiently, and you show them that you value the effort they put into their work. Here are eight ways to respect your employees’ time and help them work more efficiently.

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Content Marketing Expenses in the Marketing Budget

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Contributed by Ashley Lipman

Content marketing is an important focus for modern businesses. Effective content can drive traffic and create conversions from relevant leads. As such, it’s no wonder that a significant portion of a startup’s marketing budget is allocated to content marketing.

While generally not as expensive as advertising, spending still needs to be monitored. Here are some ways to keep track of content marketing expenses, set metrics, and measure KPIs.

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