Oct 16 2017

By Abby Quillen,  If you feel stress at work, you probably blame it on a host of factors. Maybe it’s deadlines, maybe it’s co-workers. Perhaps money is tight or you’re in the middle of an expansion. But do ever think that part of your workday stress may be from your office’s layout? View Details

Aug 28 2017

By Reuben Yonatan, We all want to build successful careers. Regardless of the industry we work in, we all want to be respected for being good at our jobs and considered a valuable team member. One way to build this respect is by establishing yourself as someone who can be counted on to execute when given a project, no matter the timeline. View Details

Mar 13 2017

By Dawn Rasmussen, Your reason for leaving a previous employer can be one of only three things: You wanted to leave The employer wanted you to leave Both you and the employer wanted you to leave Discussing your reason for leaving a previous employer can be tricky, especially when you didn’t really have a say in the matter. View Details

Mar 10 2017

By Peggy McKee, We all want to talk about our successes in a job interview, but employers persist in asking us about our failures. They’ll say, “Tell me about a time when you failed,” or “Tell us about a failed project. ” These are important behavioral interview questions. Everyone fails at some point, and we all make mistakes. Potential employers want to know how we handle situations that don’t go our way. View Details

Feb 28 2017

By Shannon Wade, The path for recent graduates truly varies because many newly grads are at an age where they are able to explore and try different things. You have the option to either: 1) search for a job to kick off your career 2) take some time off to relax and do things you didn't get a chance to do (ex. travel)  3) prepare to continue your education and maybe go for your masters. View Details

Feb 15 2017

By Jim Schreier, College students face a number of challenges as they near graduation. Exams, relationships, and debt may at times seem overwhelming. Then there’s the uncertainty of career for many. And, although the following tips are going to be framed primarily for individuals facing uncertain futures, they are solid tips to enhance your career success if you’re locked into a position after graduation. 1. View Details

Jan 31 2017

By Scott Wintrip, There’s no doubt that hiring qualified people is important. Having top-notch talent who do quality work will help your company reach its goals. Unfortunately, in an effort to get hiring right, some companies have made their selection process an obstacle course. Take, for example, a prominent company in Seattle. It’s a great place to work. View Details

Jan 26 2017

By Amy Jackson, While transparency in the workplace is all the rage, there are still a few things that your boss or manager may not reveal to you in a one-on-one conversation or meeting. And that’s no real surprise, right? When you think of “things your boss won’t tell you,” employees’ minds may instantly jump to big announcements and corporate secrets. View Details

Jan 20 2017

By Jillian Kramer, Whether you’re re-entering the work world after retirement or are energized and simply dedicated to your nine-to-five, there are a lot of 50-plus employees making up the workforce. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got it easy. In fact, ageism and age discrimination are alive and well in our offices. View Details

Jan 19 2017

By Bob McIntosh, A conversation I had with my daughter in the past aroused in me emotions of both concern and relief. Yes, two conflicting emotions, but the feeling that stays with me is the relief. Relief because she was truthful about her faux pas, her display of bad judgement. All was forgiven, although not forgotten. “This is what the truth accomplishes,” I told her. View Details

Jan 11 2017

By Thuy Sindell & Milo Sindell, Paradoxically, the weakest members of the team can improve the rest of the team. Good leaders need to know how to work with a variety of people — even the ones they wish they could just fire. They have to be able to motivate underperformers, collaborate with annoying coworkers and overcome difficult employees. While this makes a leader’s job frustrating, aggravatingly incompetent team members are often inescapable. View Details

Jan 10 2017

By Bob McIntosh, Some people believe the interview is over once they’ve shaken hands with the interviewers and left the room. That went well, they think. Now it’s time to wait for the decision. And perhaps it did go well – but perhaps one or two other candidates also had stellar interviews and followed up on their interviews with thank-you notes. So here’s the question: When is the interview really over? View Details

Jan 4 2017

By Company Folders Inc. , The Facts You Need to Know About Keeping Employees Engaged Every recruiter and manager knows that keeping employees engaged at work is crucial to retention. Disengaged employees are far more likely to join the ranks of the 2. 7 million people who quit their jobs each month. But when it comes to keeping their employees engaged, many workplace leaders struggle. View Details

Oct 20 2016

Dr Travis Bradberry, t’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. View Details

Sep 23 2016

By Simon Slade, I have spent a lot of time sifting through resumes and online profiles in search of the perfect people to join my company. As the owner of three online businesses, I manage a team of 29 staff – 24 of whom are remote employees based all over the world. Since I opened up my company to remote hires, my pool of applicants has grown exponentially. View Details

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