Being Empathetic to Your Team Is Better Than Just Giving Thanks

Another Thanksgiving is in the books. The turkey is done and you may have even pulled out your winter holiday decorations. But that doesn’t mean the season for gratitude has passed. Being thankful is something everyone should aspire toward all year long, especially in the workplace. Your team deserves to feel appreciated for the work… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Your Email Messages Simpler

The professional email may be one of the most popular forms of communication in the American workplace. Whether you’re emailing your clients, your boss, or your employees, it’s important that you are able to communicate effectively and efficiently. But we’ve all received the kinds of emails that feel overly professional, provide too much information, or… Read more »

Create the Right Team Building Strategy to Increase Profits

We have certain expectations about team building. We host annual events, we try icebreakers, and we work on trust falls and ropes courses.  You may have also noticed that not everyone in your company is enthusiastic when you announce the fun and exciting activities that will help build the team. What if there are other… Read more »

Employee Reviews – How Are Glassdoor and Other Sites Affecting Your Hiring and Retention?

In the summer of 2007, a website was started to allow employees to rate their current and former employers. That site, Glassdoor, launched a revolution that provides job seekers a chance to see what it’s like to work somewhere before they even submit a resume. With such an emphasis on employee and corporate fit, it’s… Read more »

Want Fewer Regrets? Behaviors That Lead to Happiness

We all strive toward happiness in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we don’t make a few mistakes once in a while. If you want to live your life with fewer regrets, consider adding behaviors that help enhance happiness. There are several simple changes you can make to the way you approach your everyday life,… Read more »

5 Things to Quickly Remove from Your Resume

There have been long-standing rules about resumes as long as there have been corporate jobs. But the job search is changing and some of the rules we thought were important are now considered outdated. So what do you need to leave off your resume? Here are just 5 things that we think can be left… Read more »

You Need to Delegate. Get Your Staff to Buy in

Delegation is a delicate art. As a manager it is your job to ensure that your staff takes on the tasks that need to be completed and well executed. You’ve hired a staff that is competent and professional so it is important that you use their skills in the best ways possible and not fall… Read more »

Offering Competitive Salaries Will Pay Off

The old adage is true – you do get what you pay for. Since the recession ended, companies have had a hard time reconciling their budget against new-hire salaries. But when a company wants to save money and offers lower salaries, they often have issues with a poor talent pool and high turnover. Those problems… Read more »

Create A Worthwhile Summer Internship

Interns can seem like a free or cheap source of labor but that shouldn’t be the only motivation for creating an internship program at your company. These young professionals are looking to you and your company to be a mentor for their developing career, and you have the opportunity to create an exceptional experience that… Read more »

Improve Employee Training for Retention

Employee turnover has been a big problem for businesses since our economy has started to recover. Some individuals who accepted ill-fitting jobs to continue to earn a living began to seek new opportunities. Companies who recognize that their staff is their best asset are looking for good advice on retaining star employees. Here are 7… Read more »