• 5 Reasons Your Performance Evaluations Should Correlate With Your Job Descriptions
    When evaluating an employee, it's critical that the parameters you’re using are fair and appropriate. The best way to ensure this is to use the employee’s job description as the primary guideline for assessing his value to your organization. Judging staff members on criteria that fall outside of...
  • How Successful People Write Their Self-Reviews
    The dreaded self-review. Most of us don't look forward to this annual task, and with good reason. Culturally, we aren't used to talking about ourselves, and the line between arrogance and selling yourself short can feel awfully thin. However, with the right attitude and approach, you can turn wri...
  • Managing the Performance Appraisal: Are They Achieving Desired Results?
    The performance appraisal can be a valuable tool for helping both the company and the employee grow. Here’s how to get there.
  • How to Professionally Manage a Failed Project
    Shortfall. Train wreck. Epic fail. Sound like one of your projects? Here's how to manage a failed project.
  • 6 Questions to Ask Yourself before You Write Your Performance Review
    The ability to accurately assess your personal strengths and weaknesses is not as simple as it seems, but it is an essential skill to develop.
  • What to Do After a Job Rejection
    There's no getting around it: A job rejection stings, even if you've decided the position probably wasn't right for you. No one wants to be second choice. But, like most things in life, there are ways you can make the most of the situation. Here's what to do after a job rejection to keep your dig...
  • 3 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Job Search
    Before you start your job search, there are a lot of factors you must consider. Here are 3 things to consider before you begin you job search.
  • 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...
  • Signs Your New Company Is Fully Committed to Remote Work
    Plenty of companies are advertising for “remote workers” right now. But how do you know that the employer you choose is truly committed to its remote employees and not just using the setup as a temporary fix?
  • Signs Your Potential Employer Walks the Walk
    Evaluating a potential employer’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is critical to determining whether the company culture will be a good fit for you. What clues indicate a company does not just talk the talk when it comes to DE&I?
  • Employees want a strong culture and a great experience
    The employee experience and employee engagement go together, but they are not the same thing. One is not necessarily better than the other. Continue on to learn more!!!
  • What You Need to Know When Covering for Someone on Maternity/Paternity Leave
    Discussions of parental leave almost always focus on the employee who's taking the leave and the employer. The elephant in the room is, of course, everyone else
  • Little Known Tricks to Power through a Slow Week at Work
    We've all been there: the slow week at the office. Sometimes making it through 40 hours can seem like an eternity. A few simple tricks can help you power through slow weeks at work—and even feel productive and energized by 5 o'clock Friday.
  • 3 Pieces of Career Advice People Usually Learn Too Late in Life
    We’ve gathered three pieces of career advice people usually learn too late in life and hope they reach you sooner than they reached us.
  • How To Interview Someone For A Job You Can’t Do Yourself
    Interviewing someone for a job you can’t do yourself can be a nerve-wracking experience—you have to intelligently evaluate a qualified candidate, yet you have little to no understanding of what qualifies as “qualified.” Make a mistake and your organization will lose time, energy, and money on fin...
  • Fall Checklist To Prepare For The Busy 2019 Hiring Season
    Everyone knows the Fall is the perfect time for sweaters, pumpkins and football. But did you also know this is the perfect time of year to start planning for the busy year ahead? It may seem premature given we’re not even into Q4, but planning and preparing early can give you a significant advant...
  • Unlearn Habits From Your Old Job Before You Learn A New Job
    Often, professionals — particularly seasoned ones — will reject the benefit of a first day and operate in a new job as if it were their previous job. You may feel inclined to replicate old habits and expertise from one job to the next, but this behavior can shorten your tenure. Here’s why.
  • The Key to Getting the Most Out of Your Annual Employee Feedback Survey
    Employee feedback is an essential component of a company’s growth and overall health. Feedback surveys serve a variety of purposes, including gauging an employee’s sense of investment within the company, his or her concerns, and overall office morale.
  • The Importance of Leadership Training
    Leadership remains an ongoing challenge for forward-looking organizations. But leadership doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of intentional actions, strategic thinking and constant reassessment guided by ongoing training and learning opportunities as well as mentors and coaches.
  • 5 Hot Jobs in D.C. that Can Mean Hiring Headaches
    Healthcare, services, managers and tech. And, of course, lawyers. There are many ways to evaluate what’s hot and what’s not in the D.C. job market. No matter how you slice and dice the numbers, though, those five categories are infernos. Here’s why.