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

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 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 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 22 2016

By Vladimir Gendelman, Free cafeterias. Unlimited vacation. Extended parental leave. We all fantasize about such amazing workplace benefits, but most of us haven’t experienced them yet. That fantasy is coming to life more and more. Recently, we’ve seen employers stepping up their incentives game to attract and keep top talent. Already companies like Google and Facebook are famous for innovative employee perks and workspaces that look more like playgrounds than massive tech companies. View Details

Aug 26 2016

1. Focus on the Future Focusing on the future and being proactive is much more likely to work out than focusing on the past and being reactive. Sit down with your boss and say: “Can I ask you a hypothetical question? ”Hopefully, they will say, “Okay. View Details

Jun 3 2016

By Ralph Levy and Darlene Marsh,  Every professional should be well versed in how to negotiate. Whether you’re a junior employee making a case for a promotion, an HR professional selecting company insurance benefits, or a top executive brokering new deals, these skills will come in handy. However, few professionals have any formal education on negotiation, and strategies vary depending on circumstances. View Details

May 31 2016

By Patrick Barnett, It happens. You have at least one employee who does amazing work. There’s no doubt that this individual is an asset to the company. But … you dislike him. He interacts well with everyone else in the office. But for some reason, the two of you bump heads. Could it be personal? How do you remain professional while managing an employee that you personally can’t stand? Here are some tips: 1. View Details

May 24 2016

By Bruce Kasanoff, If you manage other people, the first thing you need to understand is that your success depends on their success. The more you empower your employees, the more they will grow and thrive. Here's how to get started. . . Give employees generous boundaries.  Contrary to conventional wisdom, boundaries don’t restrict team members; they empower them. Define the boundaries within which an employee can make his or her own decisions. View Details

May 20 2016

By Erin Sherbert You’re an entrepreneur on your way to establishing a successful small business. You’ve made enough money to keep the lights on and start taking one day a week off. Good job. Now it’s time to grow. What you need more than anything to start scaling your company is to retain your top talent. But how are you going to cobble together stellar benefit packages that will compete with larger companies? View Details

May 19 2016

By Christine  Marino, Generally speaking, a healthy economy is a good thing. That being said, it does bring a new challenge for employers: When the job market is strong, workers have more opportunities to choose from. This promotes job hopping and makes it harder for employers to retain their employees in the long run. View Details

May 17 2016

By Angela McDonald, So you decided to check out alternative jobs. After secretly perusing career websites, you landed on a company that willing to offer you better compensation and benefits. However, as soon as you open up to your boss about your plan of quitting, he offers you a raise. Do you take the counter offer or not? View Details

May 16 2016

 By Ngan Pham,  We’ve all seen that candidate who just wasn’t ready for the interview. Their laptop broke down the night before, or the bus was late, or something else happened so that the interview just didn’t go the way they had planned. Should your first impression of such an unfortunate candidate decide their fate? View Details

May 4 2016

By Gwen Moran, If you’ve ever had a truly great boss, you know how important they can be to a company’s success. In fact, Gallup’s 2015 report, "State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders," chalks up 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores to the quality of the respondents’ bosses. But the term "good boss" isn’t really clear. View Details

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