• Millennials as Leaders: 5 Tips To Teach Millennials Leadership
    Millennials often get a bad rap — and unfairly so. While much has been written about how to manage millennials, we don’t talk as much about how to coach millennials to become leaders themselves. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and move out of the workforce, Gen Xers and millennials will be called...
  • Make New Hires Your New Year’s Resolution
    Few tasks are as time- and energy-consuming as the recruiting process. According to a 2017 study by the Society of Human Resource Management, each new hire costs your company $4,425 on average—and the recruiting process typically takes 42 days to complete. Given the reality of tight budgets and t...
  • What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting A Raise
    What do you do if your employer has decided to forego companywide raises this year? Despite the economy being relatively healthy compared to recent years, that’s a reality you should brace yourself for. Still, not getting a raise this year doesn’t mean your hands are tied. There are still a few t...
  • Is It Appropriate To Ask Why A Position Is Open During An Interview?
    You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Here’s why.
  • Keep This In Mind While Organizing Strategy Planning Meetings For 2019
    With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to organize annual strategy planning meetings with your team to gear up for a busy 2019. While this can be a hectic time of year for most employers, it’s important to take a step back, look at the big picture and set new objectives for the year ...
  • 3 Secrets To A Turnover-Proof Onboarding Strategy
    Creating a reliable onboarding program is a sound investment in retaining new employees and helping them reach their full potential. If you want to reduce turnover and save money, time, and hassle, follow these three reliable strategies.
  • 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...
  • 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 Manage Upward (If You Have A Bad Boss)
    One of the most common reasons people leave jobs is as a direct result of their manager. While you won’t always have the option of quitting, you can take matters into your own hands by managing upward.
  • How to Upskill Your Employees — For Little to Nothing
    Who says learning has to cost you an arm and a leg — with a little creativity, you can foster a culture of continuous learning in your organization for little to no cost. The goal is for employees to become inspired to seek out knowledge and best practices to fill in knowledge gaps or supplement ...
  • Tips to Motivate Employees During the Summer Slump
    Sun, sand… sluggishness? While the summer months are perfect for beach parties and cookouts, they are notorious for plummeting productivity. How can you beat the odds and help keep your employees engaged, motivated and productive as temps around the country soar? Here are some ideas.
  • How to Decide Between Two Equally Great Job Offers
    While some job seekers find themselves in a transitionary period of life attempting to gain meaningful employment, a few lucky ones find themselves having the luxury of being in the driver’s seat upon receiving more than one job offer. If you ever find yourself at a crossroads between two compani...
  • What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits
    Employers can do everything they can to increase employee satisfaction and retention and mitigate turnover, but the reality is they can’t prevent top talent from walking out the door for the promise of a better opportunity. That’s why, when your best employee puts in her resignation letter, it’s ...
  • Employee Engagement Ideas At Little to No Cost
    You’ve got your team together — now you’ve got to keep them engaged and optimize performance. Engagement is key to retention and therefore cannot afford to be overlooked. The good news is: Employee engagement ideas, particularly at the team level, don’t need to break the bank to be successful. He...
  • How to Get Your Foot In the Door At Your Dream Company
    We all have a list of companies we aspire to work at during the pinnacle of our careers. To get one step closer to making that dream a reality, consider these tips to get your foot in the door of your dream company — whether or not it has an open position you’re interested in right now.
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • How to Build a Digital Presence as a Job Seeker—And What NOT to do
    Today’s savvy job seekers have more to show than their resumes and cover letters — some have work samples or portfolios, others have websites or digital hubs, and many have social media accounts to boost their personal brand. If you don’t already have a strong digital presence, or if your digital...
  • Marketable Skills Every Job Seeker Should Have
    Looking for a job is hard work — you have to condense your life’s worth on a piece of paper that the hiring manager may only spend a few minutes scanning (and that’s if you’re lucky). Regardless of which profession you’re trying to break into, however, highlighting these marketable skills that tr...
  • How to Gracefully Get Out of Meetings
    Does your calendar make you cringe? Have your beach daydreams been replaced by fantasies of staying at your desk and getting stuff done? First, take heart in the fact that you're not alone. American workers participate in at least 36 million meetings each day (and some consider that estimate low)...
  • The 5 Types of People You Should Have On Your Reference List
    You've passed so many tests already—standing out in a pile of resumes, acing a phone interview, surviving multiple rounds of in-person interviews—and now it's time to overcome the final hurdle: the reference check. Hopefully you've already cultivated a well-rounded list of references. If not, her...