• Offering Flexible Work Schedules
    In many organizations, flexible work schedules are becoming the norm. While it may seem, on the surface, that the advantages of flextime rest primarily with the employee, that is simply not true. Employers are now realizing that flextime offers them numerous benefits as well.
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • 3 Better Ways to Say “I Don’t Have Time for This Right Now”
    Work can be hectic. That’s usually when a coworker walks to your desk with a sheepish smile and asks, “Do you have a minute?” You want to say, “I don’t have time for this right now,” but that word choice can feel rude. Still, you’re overloaded and must navigate the request. Here are three ways to...
  • How to Decrease the Amount of Time You Spend in Meetings
    There’s nothing better than an efficient meeting where goals are met in a cohesive, timely manner. So why are so many meetings painfully long and drawn out? It doesn’t have to be this way! With just a few tweaks to the overall structure of your gatherings, you (and your grateful coworkers!) can b...
  • Perks Your Employees Actually Want
    While some companies win attention for over-the-top workplace benefits such as office slides, free CrossFit classes, on-site barbers and on-site car washes, employees actually want perks that are more down to earth. These are them.
  • Email Template for Requesting a Salary Increase or Promotion Conversation
    You’re ready to ask for a promotion and/or a raise. A well-written letter or email could mean thousands of dollars in extra income. Here’s a template to use.
  • How to Give Feedback Like A Champion
    As a boss, talking to an employee about her performance is one of many key tasks on your daily to-do list. Keep in mind, though, that for your employee, that feedback session or annual performance review is likely the most important work event of the week or year. For best results, prepare carefu...
  • Let's Vote and Go Home: How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting
    In my work life, staff meetings often involve one or two long-winded colleagues telling war stories while the rest of us feel like POWs. At meetings for one volunteer gig, we’d advance an issue nearly to completion…and then stop just short of resolution.
  • Pros and Cons of Working For Yourself
    There are a lot of advantages to self-employment, chief among them no meetings extolling the virtues of ink-toner management. But there are many disadvantages, too. Before you go all in, you need to weigh these benefits and downsides to see if self-employment is right for you. To help you out, we...
  • Your Boss Doesn’t Communicate with You—Now What?
    A good boss serves as a teacher, advocate, and wellspring of information. They don’t just tell you what to do; they help you grow and develop in your chosen career. Having a boss that doesn’t communicate with you isn’t just frustrating. It can be detrimental to your success. Do you have an unresp...
  • What to Do if You’re Not a Morning Person
    Mornings are the worst. The hazy headspace, the heavy eyelids, the leaden steps… Everything about everything makes you want to slump over. And. Just. Not. We get it, and we’ve got a few ideas to help. Here’s what to do if you’re not a morning person.
  • 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 Holidays Can Be Stressful: How to Clear Your Mind at Work
    For many in business, stress arrives as an uninvited guest during the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year. With competing demands of home and office, the holidays are actually the most stressful time of year for many reasons. One key to overcome stress and gain control is good preparation...
  • 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...
  • How To Handle An Employee Asking To Switch Offices
    An employee has asked to switch offices, and you’re not sure how to handle it. On the one hand, you want to be supportive and help her find satisfaction in her career. On the other hand, you don’t want to go through the headache of re-staffing and, if we’re being honest, it hurts that a good empl...
  • 5 Skills You’ll Need To Be Promoted Into A Management Position
    It’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been working for several years now, or maybe you’re completing your studies and are set to enter the workforce. Whatever your situation, you’ve surveyed the job market and decided that a management position will be your goal. To help you in your endeavors, her...
  • 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)...
  • What You Should Do Before Leaving for Vacation—And What You Should Do When You Come Back
    By prioritizing the following action items before and after your vacation, you can ensure a smooth absence and pleasant reentry to the working world.
  • How Technology is Rapidly Changing the Recruiting Landscape
    Nowhere is the benefit of technological disruption more beneficial than in Talent Acquisition. Learn why.
  • The Best Ways To Organize Your To-Do List
    Just when you think you're ready to shift into a more productive groove at work, Procrastination enters the room. You two decide to hang out, which means your to-do pile grows longer.