• 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...
  • The Worst Hiring Mistakes We’ve Seen
    Lately, it feels like the only thing more difficult than hiring quality applicants is keeping quality employees. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of mis-hires, it’s time to revamp your interviewing practices to bring on more successful candidates. To help, we’re recounting the five worst hi...
  • The Feedback Your Employees Really Want
    The employee evaluation process is awkward at best. The trick to making the situation more beneficial and less painful for all involved is to focus on giving the types of feedback employees really want: feedback that's frequent, constructive, and actionable, as well as delivered in an appropriate...
  • 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...
  • How to Always Have An Elevator Pitch Ready
    Imagine your potential employer is standing next to you in an elevator, and you have less than a minute to convince him he should hire you. Would you be prepared to sell yourself in 60 seconds or less? If your answer is “no” you may not even get a chance to get in on the ground floor. In today’s ...
  • 6 Project Management Tips
    Managing the project seemed so simple at first. Your boss gave you an objective, you gathered your team, and the road to completion looked to be a straight line. But as you’ve learned time and again, project management is rarely so simple as that.
  • 10 Must-Ask Interview Questions
    Creating a set of must-ask interview questions is never easy. In 45 minutes, you have to get to know a candidate well enough to determine if she can perform a complex job, fit your company’s culture, and not flake out after you’ve spent all that time training her. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 ...
  • I’m So Awkward—How to Ace an Interview
    For many people, the job interview is the hard part. While we all know those easygoing extroverts for whom interviews are a breeze, many of us find ourselves wrestling against our natural instinct to stutter, cough, and fidget our way through them. But there are things you can do to showcase your...
  • Are You Providing Your Employees Meaningful Advancement Opportunities?
    Businesses seeing a revolving door of employees or a drop in productivity quickly notice the costs. It could be employees are feeling stunted in their careers. Even if you do offer consistent raises and new job titles, consider—are you actually providing meaningful work to go along with these pro...
  • Why Wellness Programs Are Today’s Hottest Employee Benefit
    The truth is, we spend a lot of time at work. If we're unhappy there, it's going to spill over into physical and mental health issues. Implementing a wellness program signals to employees that their company cares about their well-being and is willing to invest in it. Here’s how.
  • Why You Should Start Working on Your New Year’s Career Resolutions Now
    When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, if procrastination is one habit you’re trying to break, there’s no time like the present to start cobbling together a career improvement list. Why start early? Find out.
  • 5 Things to Be Thankful For at Your Job Every Day
    Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going wrong at work, we forget to be thankful for what’s good about our jobs. Ironically, reflecting on what we have to be grateful for can relieve some of the stress that makes us focus on the negativity in the first place. While every person’s experience ...
  • 10 Executives Share the Best Career Advice They’ve Ever Received
    Your career shapes a large part of your life, so it’s important to seek good advice as you create objectives or review the goals you've set for your future. We've asked ten business leaders to share the advice that most positively influenced their careers. Read More.
  • Why Washington, D.C. Is a Great Job Market For Veterans
    Since it usually doesn't top the list of "best" cities for veterans to live, it may seem as if Washington D.C. is not a great place for veterans to retire. That being said, when it comes to jobs, the city ranks much better. Learn why.
  • 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.
  • Career Development: Some Unconventional Advice
    Career development advice abounds, so much so that there is actually too much of it.  Readers are often left with the impression that their careers should be in perpetual motion and advancement.
  • What to Do When You're More Qualified Than Your Boss
    Your boss just asked the 10th dumb question of the day and it finally hits you: you’re more qualified than she is. Find why this may not be the case.
  • How to Negotiate the Contract You Want before Starting a New Job
    By the time I get to the last round of interviews for a job I am usually so exhausted and convinced that they want someone else that negotiating a contract is not even on my radar. I can remember saying, “Yes,” before my last employer even finished her sentence about what my salary would be. I di...
  • How Thin is the Line Between Management and Leadership?
    In today's fast-paced world, are leaders and managers as easily separated as they were in decades past? Has the line blurred? If so, what attributes can apply to both managers and leaders?