Signs Your Employees Are Burnt Out

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It’s near the end of the year, and you’ve come in for a typical Thursday at work. But halfway through the morning, one of your managers has a meltdown and yells at his team for a minor mistake, then begins madly drinking Maalox right out of the bottle. When you pull him aside to ask… Read more »

Is it Time for a Career Change?

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You come into work every day, slog through your day, and leave as soon as possible at the end of the day. Lunchtime is a welcome break from the job, as are overly extended bathroom breaks. If any of this sounds familiar, coupled with half-hearted searches on LinkedIn or other sites for “new opportunities”, you… Read more »

Promoting Employee Wellness

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It happens at this time of year: As the holidays approach and flu season sets in, employees start to look a little less rested, call in sick, don’t have their usual motivation because their bodies are being pushed too hard by illness and stress. As an employer, you want those who work for you to… Read more »

The Best Career Search Apps for Your Search

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You’re trying to find your next job and have done the legwork, most of which included spending hours looking at job websites and social media postings, trying to find the ones that fit your background best. It’s annoying, necessary grunt work – or is it? Certain career search apps make finding a job more streamlined… Read more »

The Benefits of Having Remote Employees

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In a global economy where companies have clients and customers in many time zones, smart companies find ways to accommodate all of them. Add to that the desire to cut down on costs and overhead, and you’ve got a great recipe for adding remote employees to your ranks. In fact, 43 percent of Americans claim… Read more »

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Can managers lead? Can leaders manage? What’s the difference between the two? Which one are you, and which one do you want to be? One may think they’re interchangeable, but each has different qualities. And a good manager has the qualities of a good leader. Handling mistakes. Managers tend to criticize errors, while leaders point… Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? How (and When) to Ask for Constructive Feedback

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You went through the interview, you felt great about how you answered most of the questions, seemed to have a good rapport with the interviewers…and then you didn’t get the job. Instead of going over every interaction and wondering how you could have done it differently or “better,” it might work best for you if… Read more »

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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You’ve called a meeting and have multiple items on the agenda, but halfway through you’ve only discussed one of them. The meeting has now gone off course based on a miscommunication that needs clearing up. You don’t want it to go past the allotted time, but you need to get everything dealt with. How can… Read more »

Identifying Performance Problems in the Workplace

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You’ve hired someone who had a great interview, seemed to fit as the right person for the job … but two months in, they’re missing deadlines and the quality of their work just isn’t good enough. How could you have figured this out before you spent time, energy and money attempting to train them? And… Read more »

Job Seekers: Is It Time to Rebrand?

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The days of getting a job out of college and working at one or maybe two places until retirement are long gone, and for many job seekers, they left one career path (whether by choice or involuntarily) and began to seek a new one. You’ve worked in a certain field for a while, and for… Read more »