Matt Palmquist is a freelance business journalist based in Oakland, Calif.
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The Business Benefits of Marital BlissDecember 23, 2015 Working spouses are more likely to emotionally support each other when they work for companies that offer flexibility in balancing home and professional life. This support has important implications for company productivity and turnover as well.by Matt Palmquist
Why Loyalty Programs Based on Consumer Spending Can Be a Win-WinDecember 10, 2015 Despite the bad press about spending-based rewards programs, companies and consumers can both benefit if firms are willing to give up a small amount of revenue.by Matt Palmquist
Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing?November 19, 2015 It’s generally presumed that employees who accrue political power at work are higher performers. But those who schmooze a little less are actually the best at their jobs.by Matt Palmquist
How Ads for Big Brands Could Benefit Rivals InsteadOctober 8, 2015 When market share is concentrated among a few companies, they advertise more. But that dynamic could actually benefit the competition.by Matt Palmquist
What Makes a Company More Likely to Protect LGBT Rights?August 13, 2015
Attracting new employees and doing right by its current workforce aren’t the only factors that lead a company to adopt LGBT-friendly HR policies.
by Matt Palmquist
How Corporations Can Slim Down with a Bottom-Up ApproachJuly 9, 2015 The streamlining of corporate operations is usually executive-led, but engaging frontline employees is crucial to genuine reform.by Matt Palmquist
What Does “Closing Time” Mean to Your Retail Business?June 30, 2015 Although supervisors profess to have stores’ closing routines under control, consumers and employees alike bemoan the lack of consistency in related management policies.by Matt Palmquist
Decentralization of the Corporate Structure Is Key for Workers with DisabilitiesJune 11, 2015 Firms can best accommodate employees with disabilities by delegating authority to their immediate supervisors and providing clear instructions in the HR manual on how to handle workers’ individual needs.by Matt Palmquist
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