• April Fools! 5 Lighthearted Office Pranks
    April Fools’ Day at the office. For some, it’s the equivalent of the Super Bowl, a time when the creative juices really start flowing. For others, it’s a chance to even the score after being punked in the past. Whether you’re looking to take your tricks to the next level or out for revenge, here ...
  • How to Transition from Startup to Corporate—and Vice Versa
    Starting any new job is a challenge, but moving from the startup world to a corporate environment (or vice versa) can be particularly tough. If you're considering such a leap, be prepared to flip your perspective on your role in the workplace and adjust your expectations for company culture. Star...
  • The Right Way to Ask for Overtime Pay
    Paying overtime can be cheaper than adding an employee who would be eligible for benefits. For other businesses, overtime pay is carefully rationed lest it become a budget-busting expense. So how to ask for overtime pay when your employer falls into the latter category? Here are six strategies to...
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Setting Up a Structure for a Promotion
    Most employees have promotions on their minds, at least at some point in their careers. But approaching the idea—and the execution—of a promotion with your boss can seem like a daunting task. When do you bring up the idea? How do you present your arguments? What does a successful promotion plan l...
  • 5 Tips for Confronting a Coworker (Before You Go to Your Boss)
    Running into conflict at work is not unusual. Considering the fact about 56 percent of full-time workers say they spend more time with their "work family" than they do with their own families, it stands to reason colleagues are bound to get on each other's nerves at some point or another. How sho...
  • How Much Does Your Job Affect Your Mental Health?
    Many people view the relationship between work and mental health as distinct. They show up, mentally check out, and hang around until it’s time to actually check out. Have you ever wondered how much your job affects your mental health? Chances are, it’s more than you think.
  • How to Break into a New Industry with No Connections or Experience
    When you’re trying to move into a new industry, getting your big break can be a tough task. Some job seekers are able to find a loophole based on personal connections. But for those who have no connections or experience in their industry of choice, the challenge can seem insurmountable.
  • What Is The Best Time Of Year To Apply For A Job?
    Now that the New Year has come and gone and you're cruising through your resolutions, if you’re like many people, finding a new job is one of the must-do's on your list. If you want to act while the iron's hot, it's helpful to know the ebbs and flows of when the best times of the year are to appl...
  • How Often Is It OK To Contact A Recruiter During Your Job Search?
    You've put yourself back on the job market and have decided to work with a recruiter to help you land your dream job. After all the preliminaries are done, you might be wondering—how often is it OK to contact your recruiter during the job search or application process?
  • 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Accept an Offer for a Rotational Program
    If there is one thing we’ve noticed in the job market lately, it’s that the desire to constantly learn and polish skill sets is at an all-time high. An effective and often successful approach to this idea has been found in job rotational programs. So what should you consider before you accept (or...
  • What To Do About Underperforming Employees
    Maybe an industrious employee has hit a slump, maybe a bad hire can’t grasp the basics, or maybe a lazy employee flies under the radar for ages without poor behavior being addressed. Whatever the case, every manager must eventually deal with an underperforming employee. The good news? There are p...
  • The Value Of Giving Praise And How It Resonates
    Managers are always looking for cost-effective ways to improved productivity, performance, and office morale, yet genuine praise—one of the easiest, cheapest, and best ways to do both—is woefully underutilized. Praise is an incredibly valuable tool, and if used wisely, its value will resonate to ...
  • How To Deal With A Talent Shortage
    Filling open positions during a talent shortage is a trying experience, one made more difficult by the fact that it’s difficult to predict when a shortage will hit. Here’s how to deal with a talent shortage—hopefully before you find yourself suffering one.
  • 7 Signs Your Job Is No Longer a Good Fit
    Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button every morning until the last possible second? Are you frustrated you're not where you think you should be in your career? Are you miserable, and it’s started to spill into your personal life? If so, you should consider the possibility your feelings stem fro...
  • What to Do If a Job Offer Falls Through
    It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. A company offers you a job, but before you can start your first day, the offer falls through. Whatever the reasons (if any), you have to start your job search all over again. Here’s what to do.
  • What to Do if You Encounter an Illegal Interview Question
    You’re acing the job interview. You’ve been personable, you’ve laid out your qualifications deftly, and you even made the recruiter laugh with a well-timed joke. Things are going incredibly well until the recruiter asks you a question that feels…off. To help you with future interviews, let’s disc...
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...
  • What You Can Do When You Can't Offer Your Employees Raises Who Deserve Them
    Your employees are doing a great job, but the budget doesn't allow you to give them the raises they deserve. You want—and need—to do something to show your appreciation—but what? While salary definitely matters, there are other approaches you can take to reward your employees for their good work,...
  • How Long Do You Realistically Have to Apply for a Job You Found Online?
    While a posting’s date will tell you how long it’s been up, it provides no indication of whether or not the employer is still actively looking. So, how long do you realistically have to apply for a job you found online?
  • What Is the Employee Experience, and Why Does It Matter?
    Move over, employee engagement—there's a new buzzword in town. And whether you're leading a small business or a Fortune 500 company, "employee experience" is worth paying attention to. Employee experience is defined as the sum of all employee interactions with your company, from initial applicati...