• 5 Ways Hiring Managers Can Get Positions Filled Fast
    So how do you find the talent you need when you’re short on time? There’s no magical formula. But there are five practical tactics you can employ today to expedite your hiring process, find the people you need, and get back to doing the work you love.
  • Your Boss Doesn’t Communicate with You—Now What?
    A good boss serves as a teacher, advocate, and wellspring of information. They don’t just tell you what to do; they help you grow and develop in your chosen career. Having a boss that doesn’t communicate with you isn’t just frustrating. It can be detrimental to your success. Do you have an unresp...
  • Busting Three Modern Myths of Diversity in the Workplace
    The benefits of diversity in the workplace do not need to be proven anymore. We know for example that gender diversity at the top positively affects firm’s performance, and that suspicion of racial discrimination has a devastating impact on job attitudes, health and citizenship behaviors. But bey...
  • Our Seamless Guide to Dealing with Distracting Coworkers
    Distracting coworkers are an office monster. They make life miserable and lower office productivity. However, you can take steps to reduce their impact on your work life. Here’s our seamless guide to dealing with distracting coworkers.
  • 5 Nontraditional Things It's OK to Negotiate In Your Job Offer
    You have one more potential hurdle to cross before you accept your job offer—negotiating your compensation package. Salary is clearly the big-ticket item people focus on. You shouldn't dismiss this figure, but keep in mind there are other valuable perks you can pursue. Here’s what you should be n...
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Conflict”
    Most interview questions ask you to discuss the positive aspects of your working life. But every now and then, a question takes a turn for the negative, potentially wrecking your whole enthusiastic vibe. “Tell me about a time you handled a conflict” is one such question. If you know how to answer...
  • Top Interview Resources for Employers
    Here's a roundup of our top interview resources for employers. Read up, and get ready to hire top talent!
  • The Right Way to Ask for Help at Work
    Asking for help at work should be easy. But it’s not so simple, is it? Asking for help involves uncertainty and emotional risk. Your request could be rejected. Your supervisor may perceive you as incompetent. And admitting one’s failures and shortcomings, even as subtext, stings. But learning how...
  • 6 Things To Consider Before Taking A Pay Cut At A New Job
    Most people looking for a new job hope for a higher salary. Sometimes, though, a job offer comes with a pay cut. But that pay cut doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Here are questions to answer before agreeing to a lower paycheck.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Tips For Interviewing People Older Than You Are (Or Who Might Be Your Boss)
    We grow up being told to respect our elders. But what happens when we need our elders to respect us? Interviewing someone older than you, and who could actually end up being your boss could gives new meaning to the word “awkward” if it’s not properly handled. So how do you gain respect from someo...
  • The Importance of Leveraging a Resume Database
    The days of waiting for job seekers to find you are coming to an end. Employers are expected to reach out to prospective candidates through the digital job market, yet the number of job seekers can seem limitless—a never-ending stream of resumes that’s simply impossible to appraise meaningfully. ...
  • Are Compliments Still Appropriate in an Office Setting?
    Of course welcomed compliments are nice to receive, yet the difficulty office workers face is determining the line between appropriate and inappropriate. While a welcomed compliment may be a tool for social bonding, a poorly paid, even if well-intentioned, compliment about one’s appearance has th...
  • 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...
  • Should You Be Offering Your Employees Summer Fridays?
    If you haven’t heard, summer Fridays are a popular trend where companies give their employees some or all Fridays off all summer. This allows everyone to get a jump-start on the weekend and enjoy life in the sun with friends and family. But are summer Fridays really beneficial to companies or jus...
  • How Can I Work on My Presentation Skills?
    It doesn't matter whether you love the spotlight or break into a cold sweat at the mere mention of public speaking—we can all improve our presentation skills. Holding an audience's attention to convey a message is an acquired talent—especially when (as is often the case in business) your subject ...
  • What Your Boss's 1:1 Style Says About Them…And You
    Whether your boss gravitates toward big meetings and group projects or prefers to work individually with their employees, he will have to conduct one-on-one meetings. Some take the buddy-buddy approach, some use a coaching or mentoring style, and others take advantage of the opportunity to microm...