• How To Ensure You’re Offering A Competitive Salary
    Offering a competitive salary is a keystone recruitment tactic. Competitive salaries entice top talent, improve engagement, demonstrate you care, and increase retention. It’s only one consideration in how to craft a positive work environment, but it’s an important one. How do you ensure you’re of...
  • How To Motivate And Manage Entry Level Employees
    Managing other people isn't easy—and managing those new to your industry or to the workforce carries a unique set of challenges. Special care and effort is required to supervise and motivate entry-level employees, setting them up for success. The goal is to ensure these beginners stick with your ...
  • How Do You Decide Between Two Equally Qualified Candidates?
    You were hoping for one close-to-perfect candidate to fill the position. But now you find yourself in the enviable, yet stressful, spot of having two candidates who are ideally suited for the job. While every situation is different, here is some advice that will help you select between two equall...
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • What to Do if You’re Not a Morning Person
    Mornings are the worst. The hazy headspace, the heavy eyelids, the leaden steps… Everything about everything makes you want to slump over. And. Just. Not. We get it, and we’ve got a few ideas to help. Here’s what to do if you’re not a morning person.
  • Tips for Developing a Stellar Onboarding Strategy
    The first day on the job can be overwhelming for a new hire: new rules, new processes, new technology, new faces and new company culture. The early days at work also set the tone for the employer-employee relationship. Developing a stellar onboarding strategy helps ensure your new worker feels we...
  • Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers
    You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new vent...
  • How to Navigate Different Job Seeker Personalities
    The workplace, not unlike an athletic arena, is an environment where chemistry matters. This requires a manager to drill deeper than an employee’s education, resume and cover letter to discern his or her personality and what it brings to the organization. Here are best practices for navigating di...
  • How to Answer: “What is Your Dream Job?”
    What is the best way to answer, “What’s your Dream Job?” While you don’t want to set the bar too high, setting the bar too low can make it sound like you don’t have goals and aspirations. So how do you find that middle ground between “I want it all” and “anything will do?”
  • The Pros and Cons of Contract Work
    Contractors, contingent jobs, gig workers, on-demand employees. Whatever you call it, the number of non-employee workers is growing. No matter the reason, there are pros and cons to working as a contractor. In fact, some points are advantages and disadvantages at the same time. Learn why.
  • You've Been 'Ghosted' By A Hiring Manager. Now What?
    You've found the perfect job, but suddenly, communication stops. You wonder what you could have possibly done wrong when things were going so well. Have you been ghosted by the hiring manager? Find out.
  • Can Instagram Land You a Job?
    Social media has significantly changed the recruiting world. While it’s OK to post fun photos that don’t relate to your career, remember, in some industries, especially creative fields and the visual arts, Instagram is an ideal platform to present your work. Sometimes, it can even land you a job....
  • Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO
    Is unlimited personal time off too good to be true? Read our take and learn the pros and cons of unlimited PTO.
  • Five Strategies To Attract Top D.C. Talent
    Finding top talent in the Washington region can be challenging. That being the case, you'll want to get the right hires the first time. Learn how.
  • Cracking the Job Code: Landing a Career in the U.S. Government
    Maybe you’ve heard through the grapevine that getting a federal job is too difficult, too competitive and too long of a process. Well, it’s time to put away your Grapes of Wrath, because my new government insider, Corliss Jackson, is about to share her secret recipe for federal job success.
  • Star Nurse Spotlights: Compassion, helping those in need and more
    As a part of the recognition of the 2021 Star Nurses we will spotlight nurses through May 24th. Check back each week for more spotlights from our Star Nurses.
  • COVID Has Actually Made Networking Easier, But Only If You Do It Right
    Most people get one thing wrong when they are networking. They ask themselves “how can this person help me?” Instead of asking the person, “how can I help you?”
  • Top 10 Places To Live If You Work In NE DC
    Are you working in NE DC? Here are the top 10 places to live if you work in NE DC.
  • Meeting Your Short-term Need$ In a Long-Term Job Search
    Money and career choices make people anxious for a reason. How do you make an informed long-term decision even with short-term money woes? Read on for more information.
  • Star Nurse Spotlights: Having patience, sincerity and more
    As a part of the recognition of the 2021 Star Nurses we will spotlight nurses through May 24th. Check back each week for more spotlights from our Star Nurses.