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A revolving door of staff can be very costly, so it’s important to spend time focusing on what’s really motivating employees. Workplace expert and trainer Bonnie Low-Kramen provides her top eight tips for retaining staff.

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Is your experience trying to get Excel data into PowerPoint filled with frustration? Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel provides video tips.

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Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

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Many managers don’t know exactly how to utilize their assistants. In this video, workplace expert and trainer Bonnie Low-Kramen provides her top five tips for getting the most out of your assistant.

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As a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five “lightning rod” terms to avoid with employees:

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You’ve heard of SharePoint, but you’re not quite sure what it does and how it can help you. Simply put, SharePoint is a place to collaborate and share resources. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel explains how to use this program effectively.

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There are some easy ways to build point-and-click navigation into large, complex Word documents. Here are the steps, as well as some time-saving keyboard shortcuts to help you do this even faster.

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Taking minutes wasn’t getting any easier for Terri Michaels, even after years of practice. Finally, she enrolled in a workshop, and things changed. Now she uses these 10 best practices.

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One simple misstep in HR could cost your company hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. What are the biggest HR legal risks to be aware of?

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Performance reviews can bring stress to both sides of the table. However, with the right planning by supervisors, the meeting can be a productive, stress-free event.

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A bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace.

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You can create impressive self-directed PowerPoint presentations by learning four key skills involving shapes.

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While you can’t expect an employee to leave a termination meeting happy, you can take a few simple steps to calm the person down and reduce the chances that he or she will walk across the street to a lawyer’s office. Here are five smart tips for conducting terminations.

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Employee lawsuits are exploding nationwide in the past few years and manager mistakes are the cause of many of those lawsuits. That’s why it’s important to at least know the basics of employment law.

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Christy Crump, who has 25+ years of experience as an administrative professional, provides her top tips to diminish the fear of forgetting to record something important when taking minutes during a meeting.

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Negative employee attitudes and less-than-professional behavior can poison the workplace atmosphere. Here are six solutions for real-life issues from subscribers on handling problem employees before morale suffers.

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Lawsuits and legal complaints have been exploding nationwide over the past decade. Managers should know the basics of employment law to prevent legal disputes. How well do you know the law? Take this quiz.

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Maintaining a good working relationship with your boss involves structure and communication. Fred Kniggendorf, president of consulting company Gravyloaf, L.L.C., provides some strategies.

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If you think about it, a project plan is really just a list of tasks. Put it in Excel, add start and due dates, and you have a means to easily and effectively track progress. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to do that in this video.

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Major problems can erupt when supervisors have to manage people they just don’t get along with. Smart managers defuse that tension by focusing on tasks, projects and results—not personalities.

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