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Can Naps Make Your Team More Productive?

Creating a healthier workplace environment is a priority for many company owners or managers. But there may be one ignored aspect of good health that could give your workplace a productive edge over your competition. There is a secret tool to increase efficiently and effectiveness on the job: a mid-day nap. Experts believe that a quick nap, no longer than 20 minutes, in the afternoon can increase brain function. Many employees face an energy slump after lunchtime, but you can solve that by considering ways to offer afternoon naps in the office. Here are some tips to get started.

Community Involvement and Employee Satisfaction

Do you want to develop cooperative initiatives in your business to encourage your team to become active in the community? Recent studies show that employees, especially millennials, are specifically looking to work with employers who have a community involvement component to their company culture. If you want to develop programs to encourage employee satisfaction, how do you get started? Here are ...

Red Flags that Tell You a Candidate is a Bad Fit

When you’re hiring for a new position, you need to weight all of the required qualifications with each candidate resume and interview to determine the right fit. But what if something doesn’t seem quite right? There are a few things that can tip you off to strange circumstances on a resume and make you think twice about hiring. Here are some red flags to watch out for to avoid a bad hire. ...

Why Partnering with a Staffing Firm Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

Your company can save money though the hiring process by working with a staffing agency to help you fill your open positions. Why? The cost of hiring is high, especially when it comes to additional training or the cost of missed business while you’re filling the job. Working with a staffing firm can expedite the process and incorporate the cost into the service. Here are some of the reasons part...

Do You Have a Work from Home Policy in Place?

Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for professionals at all levels. Remote working has a lot of benefits for both employers and employees, but only if done responsibly. It can lower the cost of overhead and allow employees to avoid a commute and be more efficient. Work from home options also increase overall satisfaction. But, it can be a risk if not managed correctly. Do you have a work from home policy in place? Here are several things to consider to make it successful for everyone.

Is Your Accounting Firm Ready for Tax Season?

Now that the holiday season is over, we can relax, right? Well, for any business that is primarily working in the accounting and finance industry, the first of the year means the start of tax season, so it is anything but relaxing. Between January and April, tax professionals are working hard for individual and corporate clients. So is your accounting firm ready to tackle tax season? Here are some tips to help you stay ahead of the game.

Holiday Parties: How They Can Represent Your Company Culture

As the song goes, this is the season to be jolly. And many companies work hard to ensure that they provide a fantastic year-end experience to their staff in the form of a holiday party. Whether your company prefers a small, intimate gathering or a huge formal blow-out will be largely dependent on your overall office culture. What is important is understanding just exactly how your office party can reflect who you are as a business and project your image to employees and their families. Here are some tips to ensure that your company party perfectly echoes your corporate culture.

Avoiding Stress this Holiday Season

It is that time of year again to spread holiday cheer. Time to listen to Christmas carols in every store and bake cookies. Time to buy presents, and wrap them. Decorate your home, go to school holiday events, and attend the office holiday party. It is truly a wonder that people have any time at all around the holidays.

That’s why December can be a stressful time for many.

Before you give in to feeling stressed and out of control this holiday season, consider these ways you can reduce your stress and be happier and healthier through the end of 2016.

How Does Gratitude Impact Your Workplace?

This time a year, as we begin to reflect on thankfulness and prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, we often neglect the role of gratitude in our everyday lives. Expressing thanks shouldn’t be relegated to a single day of the year. And specifically, gratitude should be cultivated within the workplace to improve corporate culture, teamwork, and the quality of service. This week, as you get ready to eat turkey and watch football on Thursday, consider the role of thankfulness in your workplace and how you can be more thankful every day.

Culture Fit vs. Experience: Which is More Important?

Managers have to process a lot of information before making a hiring decision. After reviewing countless resumes, phone screening multiple candidates, and meeting with the top 3 or 5, it can be difficult to make the right decision. Even with intense preparation, the risk of a bad hire looms large over the process. So when it comes to deciding between the candidate’s cultural fit and their previous experience, which one should be weighed more heavily? Here are some things to consider.

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