How Generational Differences Shape the Modern Workplace

Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials are all working together in the modern workplace. So how do generational differences affect the job market? It is believed that by 2020 millennials will make up 46% of the workforce. At the same time, baby boomers are beginning to retire. This will create a fundamental shift in the workforce dynamic that will impact the younger generations. Let’s take a closer look.

6 Ways to Have More Exciting (and Productive) Meetings

Company meetings are make-it or break-it for most managers. Too many meetings and the message is lost. Too few and your team doesn’t know how to find its footing. So how can you improve meetings and make them just right for your company? Rather than treating a meeting like a necessary evil think of it as your most important performance. Learn how to engage your audience and make your message count. Here are 6 tips to help you create both fun and productive meetings.

4 Ways to Avoid FOMO at Work

The business culture in the U.S. is always on the go. More hours means more work done which means more profit and the cycle continues. However, there have been some negative side effects that have emerged from this culture of busy-ness.

The “fear of missing out” or FOMO is not limited to our professional lives. As humans we often feel like we need to do it all. The FOMO phenomenon happens whenever we start thinking that other people are getting more out of life. It can apply to small things as well as big life decisions.

When it comes to work the effect can be disastrous.

A Manager’s Guide to Mastering Work/Life Balance

The phrase “work/life balance” has been buzzing around corporate environments for many years now and still managers and employees alike are having a hard time determining what that really means within the context of their business environment. The key to unlocking the work/life balance mystery seems to be the employees themselves. Management can make determinations about working schedules and ...

The Ultimate Cheat-Sheet for Working with a Recruiter

We’ve written before about the best ways to work with an executive recruiter to help you find a job. We wanted to boil down some of these tips and more into an easy to follow cheat sheet that can help you establish a great relationship with a staffing service and work with them to find your next job opportunity. Here are 8 quick reference points to help you get started. Keep a list. You may ...

The New Interview: How Millennials Are Changing the Process

Did you know that not all interviews are created equal? Managers need to know how to tailor their line of questioning for their audience and this has never been more apparent than with the millennial generation. This group of young people are entering the workforce at a rapid rate quickly outnumbering the other generations. When interviewing millennial for a position it is important to approach th...

4 Tips to Kick Off Your Office Wellness Initiatives

Healthcare costs continue to rise and workplace stress is one of the leading contributors to hypertension, heart disease, and related conditions. If employees in the United States don’t change their attitude about wellness soon, it may be too late. This is one of the reasons that many organizations are embracing employee wellness programs to encourage their staff to make healthier choices both i...

Deck the Halls with Distraction: Staying Productive During the Holidays

The holidays are a difficult time for many employees. Stress levels are up, engagement levels are down. It’s the end of the year and some employees, and even managers, use this time to take a step back and reassess the year behind and plan for the one ahead. Procrastination is a popular work avoidance method and when so many distractions are all around it is easy to push things aside to do later...

Company ID: How to Make Your Company Culture Work for You

Your company culture is about more than just your mission statement and dress code. How your company defines itself is essential for attracting the right kinds of employees who will be loyal to your organization. You have a lot of competition in your market but company culture is what can set you apart. Here are a few ways you can evaluate your company and establish your own unique culture. Your...

3 Reasons to Work with Contract IT Employees

If you're in need of skilled information technology workers you've probably debated the finer points of hiring multiple times. While you can hire someone in house there are times when working with a contractor will be to your advantage. Here are three of the top reasons you may want to work with a contract IT employee. You only have finite work. The worst case scenario for any employer is to h...

The Secret of Work/Life Balance

A big buzzword over the last couple of years has been "Work/Life Balance." What does it really mean and how does it affect your business? In today's job market, especially with the influx of millennial workers and the changing priorities of the boomer generation, there has been a big change in what employees are expecting when it comes to the time they spend on the job versus their quality free...

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire

All executives and small business owners understand the panic that sets in when it comes to hiring. Whether the reason is amicable or unpleasant, the hiring process can be challenging. Time is of the essence when you're replacing a critical role and a replacement isn't the only reason you need to consider your hiring strategy. How do you know when it is the right time to bring a new employee on bo...

The HR Nightmare: Why Your Top Candidate Turned You Down

Hiring is a complex game. You have to find exactly the right candidates at exactly the right time. They have to have the precise skills you're looking for and fit the corporate culture and environment. Or do they? What if it is simpler than that? Hiring superstar candidates may be more about your hiring process than about candidate perfection. Have you ever experienced a situation where you ...