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Recruiting: You Can Do Better

By Sara Klieger We’ve written a few times about what job candidates can do to stand out. But what can companies and recruiters do to ensure that great candidates apply to their jobs and finish the recruiting process feeling good about the company – even if they didn’t get a job offer? I know a […]

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Does Your Company Host Health Fairs? They Should.

Over the past few years, the drive to improve Fools’ overall health has become a top priority. In fact, I’d argue that “Health” could rightfully be added to our list of core values. The benefits behind employees’ positive mental and physical well-being are endless, not just in the office but outside, too. We’ve been fortunate […]

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Weigh the Bad, then the Good: Avoiding a Nightmare Interview

How many articles advertise exclusive tips for rocking a job interview? Tons. In fact, there’s almost too much advice about the right ways to act in front of potential employers. Though we’ve certainly featured posts on improving resumes, perfecting applications, and details that stand out to those hiring, there’s still more of the story to […]

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Foolish or Not, Meditation Matters

Though meditation is a respected and ancient practice, how frequently is it applied in the workplace? Chances are you’re likely taking part in it more than you think. Have you ever stopped to sit, breathe deeply, and quietly reflect on personal thoughts? If so, you’ve participated in a form of meditation. It’s true! Though personal […]

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Work Emails: Tips to Clear the Clutter and Get Your Point Across

Despite all of the advances in social media and mobile platforms, email remains a primary way to communicate in the workplace. But let’s face it…we have a love/hate relationship with our inboxes. Obsessive inbox checking can turn into a nasty habit but, like it or not, it’s part of our working culture these days. Whether […]

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Open Offices: Distracting or Dynamic?

If you’ve ever spent time in a cubicle, an open office layout might be difficult to understand. Corporate designs that integrate glass walls, couch-filled hangouts, and mobile rolling desks leave little room for privacy. The Motley Fool’s offices implement an open design, but while it contributes to our goal of complete transparency, an open office […]

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Employee feedback: How to make it less painful

Employee feedback can be a thorny issue for even the best managers and HR professionals. And traditional methods of gathering feedback don’t work. That’s what Lee Burbage, head of people at The Motley Fool, told host Matt Trogdon this week in a short video on best-practices. “The first thing I would do is kill the […]

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Company Culture: The Importance of Core Values

(The following post was originally written by Sam Cicotello, head of The Motley Fool’s member services team) Wow!  You actually opened a post with the title “core values?”  I’m a little surprised.  Many people look at “core values” and roll their eyes.  After all, most companies have them and they are generally very nice, very […]

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Rewarding Your Employees: Try This New Method

Earning recognition for a job well done can give any employee a shot in the arm. When a boss or colleague shows appreciation, it ignites the drive and motivation for continued success. On a broader level, there’s believed to be a strong correlation between company reward programs and employee engagement.   Creating a fully engaged […]

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Job-hunting: Four more ways to stand out to employers

(The following was originally written by Sara Klieger, director of the Motley Fool’s internship program) I wrote a post recently that generated a lot of traffic – Five tips to improve your application and resume. It seems a lot of you are here (rightly so!) to learn about career opportunities and how to get them. […]

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