• Key Steps Before Returning To Office Life
    Employee feedback plays a vital role in any return-to-work plan. The first thing leaders need to do – before any transition plan is communicated to the staff – is to gather employee feedback via a short, targeted survey.
  • Strategies to Transition Back to the Office after Working from Home During a Pandemic
    With so much focus right now on keeping yourself and others around you healthy, returning to a “normal” routine seems like a fairytale at this point—but it will happen eventually.
  • 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 ...
  • Our Seamless Guide to Dealing with Distracting Coworkers
    Distracting coworkers are an office monster. They make life miserable and lower office productivity. However, you can take steps to reduce their impact on your work life. Here’s our seamless guide to dealing with distracting coworkers.
  • Best Practices for Surviving an Open Office Environment
    The open office environment was praised as a godsend for companies and employees alike. Breaking down the office walls was supposed to establish a vibrant work environment that would not only increase productivity and minimize costs, but also improve morale. But for many of us, the open office is...
  • Surprising Ways You Can Improve Your Work Life Balance
    For many, improving work-life balance is an elusive goal. Our always-on culture means employers expect employees to take more work home. It’s no wonder 89 percent of Americans say work-life balance is a problem. How can we improve our work-life balance when there is so much work and life in need ...
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Coworker
    Much to HR's chagrin, your office is primed for romance. You and your coworkers spend at least 40 hours a week together; you share common interests; and you may sometimes enjoy adult beverages together to blow off steam. Sparks will fly, and if they do, you need to know the dos and don'ts of dati...
  • How to Navigate Politics in the Workplace
    Most workers when asked will tell you they hate office politics. One poll of 169 employees found that 61 percent of people said they only reluctantly took part in office politics, while another 20 percent said they do their best to ignore office politics whenever they can.
  • Steps to Take to Compartmentalize Your Personal Issues in the Office
    Our careers will have ups and downs, and so will our personal lives. At some point, we'll all deal with the death of a loved one, an illness, a messy breakup, or some other personal issue that makes it difficult to concentrate and take care of business. When circumstances like these arise, it's i...
  • How to Be More Productive When Working from Home
    It can be tough to stay focused and efficient while working from home, but it doesn’t have to be. Set yourself up for success and check out these effective ways to be more productive at your home office.
  • The Increasing Popularity of Remote Work
    We already know remote work is insanely popular—and for good reason. Employers are able to choose from a wider pool of talent, while employees are finding it an increasingly essential part of striking that ideal work/life balance. Read on to explore these benefits and to find out where we think t...
  • Leaping Back in after Time Away from Work
    Many people got a taste of what it was like to work away from the office. But what if you’ve been away from work itself? Read on for some tips to make the transition a bit easier.
  • 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 the World of Work Has Changed in The 21st Century
    If you are an elder Millennial or older, you might remember what it was like to work in a pre-smartphone, pre-Facebook world. Take a trip down memory lane, when emails were cutting-edge, and people still wore business suits.
  • 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.
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • 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...
  • How to Develop Better Work-Life Balance
    Ah, the dreaded question of striking the perfect work-life balance. Many struggle with it, few have solved the riddle. A recent article would suggest we still have a long way to go: according to ABC, last year more than 25 million Americans (roughly 20.5 percent of the total workforce) reported h...
  • Should You Make a Case for Continuing to Work from Home after the Crisis Is Over?
    You’ve always wanted to work from home.  Well now—like just about everyone else—you’re doing it.  Maybe you’re finding that telecommuting is not for you. Or maybe you’re discovering it’s everything you thought it would be and more.
  • Slow Summer at the Office? Here's How to Get Ahead.
    A slow summer at the office doesn't have to be a yawn. With some careful planning, you can survive—and even thrive—during the dog days of summer. Here's how to get ahead at the office when your colleagues are at the beach.