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  • 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.
  • How to Optimize Your Job Posting
    How to optimize a job posting simply hasn’t been top-of-mind for many businesses, mainly because it hasn’t needed to be. Companies that want to make sure they make the cut can use a combination of smart keywords, savvy SEO, and solid writing to optimize job postings, drawing more attention and mo...
  • 7 Ways to Let Your Employees Know You're Thankful for Them This Week
    There are many simple, low-cost ways employers can contribute to an employee's sense of intrinsic motivation. The key is to consistently find ways to genuinely express that an employee's work is important and appreciated. It has to feel natural, not forced or cheesy, so experiment with options th...
  • 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.
  • How to Develop a Winning Incentive Program
    Employee incentive programs can range from super successful to downright disastrous, depending on how they are developed and implemented. With the right incentive program—done the right way—employees can become extremely motivated, which can really enhance the company’s bottom line.
  • Is the STAR Method Outdated?
    Is the STAR method preventing businesses from properly assessing the value of job seekers? Does STAR need an update for the contemporary job market? Find out.
  • 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...
  • Tips for Developing a Stellar Onboarding Strategy
    The first day on the job can be overwhelming for a new hire: new rules, new processes, new technology, new faces and new company culture. The early days at work also set the tone for the employer-employee relationship. Developing a stellar onboarding strategy helps ensure your new worker feels we...
  • The Value of Coaching Employees into Higher Positions
    Managing a division or running an entire company is time-consuming. It’s hard to carve out time to coach subordinates to move up to higher positions. But good professional development can add up to savings and success for your entire company.
  • Team Building Exercises That Work
    Team-building exercises tend to invoke one of two reactions: high fives or low groans. So how do you get the whole team on board and bypass the dreaded eye rolls? Here are some team-building exercises that not only work, but are also bound to please even the most vocal critics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outlook For Job Seekers In 2018
    The press has been giving mixed signals about what the job market is going to look like in 2018. Although no one knows the future for certain, the U.S. Department of Labor usually makes impressively accurate projections. Their most recent estimates indicate the following trends that job seekers ...
  • What Top Recruiters Ask Their Candidates (And What To Look For In Their Answers)
    When top recruiters consider job candidates, they ask open-ended questions intended to bring the best people to the front of the line. Here are the kinds of answers they’re seeking so you can apply them in your hiring decisions.
  • How to Navigate Different Job Seeker Personalities
    The workplace, not unlike an athletic arena, is an environment where chemistry matters. This requires a manager to drill deeper than an employee’s education, resume and cover letter to discern his or her personality and what it brings to the organization. Here are best practices for navigating di...
  • How to Throw an Office Party on a Budget
    An office holiday party can be worthwhile even in tight economic times. It’s a chance to show appreciation for employees and an opportunity for coworkers to mix, mingle and build camaraderie.
  • How Some Companies Are Expanding Diversity Initiatives
    Diversity is good for business. Research has established that companies with diverse workforces have better financial returns and are more innovative—it's just a fact that well-integrated, diverse teams are more effective than those that aren't.
  • 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.
  • Can Managers Be Friends With Their Employees?
    One of the costs of being the boss is the changed dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. Just as parents must set healthy boundaries with their children, managers must determine how best to connect with their employees. Here’s How.