• Listening To Your Employees Pays Off
    As obvious as it should be, the best way to engage employees is to listen to them.
  • Plan for the future by listening to employees now
    If your building is on fire, go grab a hose. It’s not the time to be drafting new architectural plans to make your business fireproof.
  • Good leaders choose to listen, then act
    We’ve learned through the pandemic that listening to employees is even more important in a time of great stress than in normal times.
  • Who Should You Listen to? Why?
    When searching for more fulfilling work people seek articles, books, and conversations. But you need to ask yourself, why should I listen? 
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To
    Job hunting and career building are hard enough on their own—even without the well-meaning but sometimes ill-informed advice of others. Some words of wisdom are actually counterproductive and set you up for burnout or job dissatisfaction; other advice is simply outmoded in today's workplace. With...
  • Here's Who to Talk to When HR (and Your Boss) Won't Listen
    Companies truly benefit from having a strong Human Resources (HR) department. But alas, not all businesses have gotten the memo. When your boss doesn’t listen (or the problem you’re having is with your boss), HR is supposed to be the place you can turn to for help. But when an HR department under...
  • 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.
  • What Does Employee Engagement Sound Like?
    When we ask people why they love their jobs, here are the types of comments we hear:
  • Senior Leaders Need To Be Clued In
    Do your employees truly feel heard? Employees need to know senior leaders understand what the day to day looks like.
  • Which of these qualities does your manager demonstrate?
    Today, companies place a greater emphasis on interpersonal skills, such as listening, being flexible, and inviting open communication. Read on to learn more!
  • Nightingale Award Winner - Sarah Rose, RN
    Six winners were honored during the inaugural Star Nurses celebration and were named Nightingale Award winners. We are proud to honor them. Congratulations to Sarah Rose!
  • Want Happy Employees? Do These 5 Things
    Want happy employees? First, you’ll need to make that a keystone goal, understand change must come from within the work environment, and strive for change every day. Then try these five tactics.
  • Don’t leave employees to make impossible choices
    Management must realize when team members are being forced into difficult decisions and they must have systems in place to stop it. Read on to learn more!
  • Take 5 steps to avoid losing great employees
    Employee burnout and stress are hitting organizations hard. In some cases, hiring freezes and layoffs have been hard to reverse, leading to more work for fewer employees.
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • 5 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help You Reach Your Career Goals
    For many people the enjoyment of creating a podcast is reason enough. Hobbies are valid and powerful and we all should invest time in things just for the fun of them if possible.
  • Podcasts You Can Sound Smart Talking About In Front Of Your Coworkers
    Gone are the days when podcasts acted as hidden little gems for the particularly tech savvy crowd. Now they provide a seemingly endless source of information, opinion, and entertainment. But which ones are actually worth a listen? Find out.
  • Is your workplace taking these steps toward improvement?
    The best workplaces always look to improve. It’s a journey, not a destination. Even top-ranked companies will find things to work on in a process of continuous improvement.
  • How to Know if You Are Ready for A Leadership Role
    At some point—if you view your work as a "career," not a "job"—you’ll get the itch for a new challenge. The answers to the following questions will help you reflect on your progress
  • 5 Qualities to Look for When Seeking a Work Mentor
    Great mentors have wisdom in abundance. But just because someone knows the ins and outs of your industry, doesn't necessarily mean he or she is the person from whom you can learn the most. So what makes a good mentor?