Start 2012 Off Right With a Fresh Start at Work

When it came time to make your New Year’s resolutions, did you consider your work life? Do you feel like you could use a fresh start? At the risk of sounding like your mother, getting organized at work is a… Read more »

Get the Most Out of Generation Y Professionals

Today’s workforce has a great balance of experienced professionals and fresh talent. At the head of the pack is the group of professionals known as Generation Y. Generation Y is categorized by the following traits: They were born between 1980… Read more »

No Booze Allowed? 10 Delicious Alcohol-Free Holiday Drinks for the Office Party

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts are turning to seasonal and holiday celebrations. Whether your office party is large or small, you have to decide whether or not to serve alcohol. Many employers are choosing not to, as… Read more »

Do the Holidays Hinder Workplace Productivity

With shortened workweeks, holiday parties, gift shopping, hectic family schedules and employees traveling, it can feel like no work is getting done during this time of the year. But although most of us will have more on our plates over… Read more »

The Holidays Are Coming! How to Prepare for Seasonal Hiring

Does the holiday season bring you stress every year, due to understaffing? Are you in charge of keeping critical projects running on schedule but are losing employees to holiday-related time off? If you didn’t include holiday hiring plans in your… Read more »

Keep ‘Em Healthy: Cold & Flu Prevention in the Workplace

It’s that time of year when you start hearing coughing and sneezing throughout the office. While cold and flu season typically runs from November – April, it seems to have started early this year. Because cold and flu viruses spread… Read more »

Does Your Company Culture Attract Great Candidates?

Why do companies as disparate as Google, Southwest Airlines and Zappo’s get such great reviews from their employees? How do they attract top candidates? Easy. They’ve worked hard to develop company cultures that epitomize strong values, a modern work ethic… Read more »

“What’s Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal?” How Non-Traditional Interview Questions Can Help You Learn About Candidates’ Personalities

You have to be careful of what you ask in a job interview, of course. To avoid asking anything illegal, most interviewers avoid asking anything too personal. However, challenging applicants with unusual questions can reap unexpected rewards. Asking non-traditional interview… Read more »

What’s the Latest? Trends in Employee Salary and Benefits

The results of a recent employee survey delivers a clear message to employers: you need to take a long, hard look at employee satisfaction, or you may find yourself losing multiple employees as soon as the economic recovery strengthens the… Read more »

How to Avoid Being a Stepping Stone Employer

What is a stepping stone employer? A decent company to work for, but one that doesn’t keep its employees. People will work there for a while, either for the paycheck, the benefits or the atmosphere, but they’ll move on as… Read more »