• What You Can Offer Instead Of A Holiday Bonus
    Holiday bonuses are a time-honored tradition—but they're not always the right option for your company. Whether your budget is tight or you don't want to deal with the tax issues associated with bonus pay, you might be looking for alternatives. Here are a few employee appreciation ideas you can of...
  • Can I Ask My Current Boss For A Letter Of Recommendation?
    Requesting a recommendation can be a delicate conversation no matter who you choose to ask. People are busy, and it’s always a little awkward to seek praise in the form of a letter. But the situation can get especially tricky when the person you want to write your recommendation is your current b...
  • 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...
  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Wanting To Transfer Offices
    Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided you want to transfer offices. Now comes the tricky part: You have to talk to your boss to get the go ahead. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate; however, there are a few guiding principles that can help the conversation along. Here’s how to talk to...
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • 5 Small Questions Your New Hire May Have That Matter
    New hires have many questions—both big and small, about expectations, company culture, and rules and procedures they need to follow. Here are some examples of seemingly trivial queries new hires may have that you need to be prepared to answer.
  • How To Figure Out Your New Boss
    Your relationship with your boss can make or break your happiness at work. Whether you're the new one on the team or your boss is, it can be challenging to figure out your supervisor, but it needs to be one of your top priorities. Try the following strategies to decode your boss's behavior.
  • Job Search Scaring You? Try These 3 Things.
    We love horror movies, but lately, they haven’t had the same thrill. That’s probably because we’ve seen the true face of horror, the job search. And the scariest part of the process has to be the interview. That got us thinking: If horror movies make us face our fears, then maybe they can teach u...
  • 5 Monstrous Employees And How To Handle Them
    Movie monsters can be scary. Monstrous employees are much scarier. They terrorize any office they invade and, unlike their cinematic counterparts, don’t come with a glaring weakness. Rather, it takes an individualized approach to manage the situation. Here are five common office monsters and how ...
  • How to Make The Case For A Bigger Recruiter Budget
    Most of us hate working out, cleaning the house and going to the dentist, but these are essential parts of life that we muster the will to do. Similarly, one part of your job that you may not always look forward to is making the case in front of senior leadership for a bigger budget. Wish you cou...
  • 5 Things You Need To Know Before Accepting A Job Offer
    You’ve probably had to investigate hundreds of potential opportunities, send out dozens of resumes, beat out a hundred other qualified applicants, and impress during several nerve-racking interviews to get this job offer. But before you accept, you have to ensure the new position will support you...
  • What To Do While Waiting For Your Background Check To Clear
    Congratulations, you’ve got the job! Well, sort of. In many cases, an official verbal or written job offer may be contingent upon successfully completing a background check. While this is true of most large, global organizations, sometimes it can extend even to small businesses. So what’s a job s...
  • How Soon Is Too Soon To Let Someone Go?
    You were so happy when you filled the position with what seemed like the ideal candidate. But after a couple of weeks it has become apparent your new hire is not living up to expectations. What should you do?
  • 5 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
    Managing other people is hard, no matter the industry or field. And it doesn't matter how great your relationship is with your employees, the minute you have supervisory authority over someone else, a line is drawn in the sand—and you definitely won’t be getting the full story. Here are five thin...
  • How to Take Risks When Your Company Is Set In Its Ways
    How do you break through barriers, infuse your organization with fresh life and energy, and get your company out of its comfort zone and onto the fast track to modernization? Find out.
  • How to Not Bring Work Home With You
    Work consumes a significant part of the day, and it can be difficult to completely disengage. There’s always one more task to complete or issue left unresolved. Need help leaving work at work? Consider the following tips.
  • 10 Must-Ask Exit Interview Questions
    Many employers view the exit interview as a mere formality, assuming they bother to perform one at all, but it’s is more important to the health of your business than you may think. The exit interview is an essential tool for understanding why employees leave and how they feel about the company. ...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Leaving Your Current Job
    The decision to leave your current job should be a positive one. Whether you’re heading to a new company, going back to school, or starting a family, you’ve chosen to expand your life experience and grow. It’s a time for reflection and a little bit of patting yourself on the back for your can-do ...
  • What If The Company’s Culture Doesn’t Correspond To Your Needs?
    So, what should you do if the company culture isn’t corresponding to your needs? To help you answer this question, we’ve collected five typical scenarios where a company’s culture and an employee’s expectations may not align, as well as some potential strategies for how to respond.