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Losing a great employee? Here's your best chance at retaining them (and understanding why they’re leaving)

You might not be able to keep a departing employee, but you can learn from why they're leaving.

Why agencies should include newsletters in their media buys

SmartBrief outlines the myriad benefits to newsletter advertising, specifically for ad agencies.

Leaders: How mentoring can help your communication skills

Being a mentor requires trust, which can only be built with intention. Here are some tips to build trust in your mentoring conversations.

Use the force(s)

On relationships, the power of influence and using these to benefit your learners and school community.

Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens

Rising demand for convenient meals is feeding the popularity of sous vide among restaurant operators and home cooks.

Do you know how to boost your willpower?

If we rethink what we know about willpower, we'll find it's a more plentiful and helpful resource that we previously thought.

Ready, Set, CTE

A North Carolina district reinvents career-technical education with a student-centered approach.

Improve retention: Raise the visibility of your most overlooked talent

Most people want to be offered new challenges as they move through their career. If you don't offer such opportunities, those people will go elsewhere.

C-stores seeing a sea of change

As c-stores have looked to reinvent themselves, they’ve emerged as competitive players in foodservice.

Seen, heard and learned at TCEA 2020

From the explosion of esports to overhauling teacher professional development, highlights from this year’s TCEA Convention and Exposition.

5 ways to boost your digital marketing campaign ROI

To grow your brand, you need to find ways to improve your digital marketing ROI. Attrock’s Gaurav Sharma offers some innovative methods through which you can do so.

How agile thinking helps me succeed outside of the office

The principles of agile marketing can help you be organized at work, and they can help you maintain a better home and personal life, too.

Top 10: Valentine’s candy, Clorox’s rebrand, a Pizza Hut turnaround

SmartBrief readers were drawn in by candy news, Kind’s entry into new food categories and Clorox’s sustainable rebrand.

Individual development planning: From isolated to inclusive

Instead of siloing individual development, make it collaborative.

Wearable tech has implications for construction safety, productivity

Triax Technologies CEO Robert Costantini offers insight into how wearable devices are making inroads in construction.