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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

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Your resume is basically a sales pitch. You are selling yourself to an employer. So, everything on your resume should be focused toward that end. Like a machine, all of the parts perform their function to allow the machine to operate properly. That means you need to avoid superfluous information or anything that can distract… Read more »

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Do you always feel like you never have the time to get done what you need to, that you always seem busy but are never making much progress? Do you feel like you are always spinning your wheels? If that is the case, you may be causing these problems yourself. Here are a few things… Read more »

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Companies know that employee engagement is important. It plays a key role in the growth and success of any business. Keeping employees engaged is more than just about the money. Just as important is the opportunity employees have for professional growth, important for their own career and for the growth and future of the company… Read more »

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These days, with the job market so tight, companies are struggling to fill positions, and recruiting has taken on a new level of importance. Finding good people takes more than just posting a job advertisement. Now, it involves a number of different things – from managing the image of the company, to its forms of… Read more »

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By now, it is fairly common knowledge that you need to send a thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. The note should express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest in the job, and, if needed, expand on any answers you feel were not handled adequately during the… Read more »

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »

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In this tight labor market, companies cannot afford to lose qualified people during the hiring process, but that is what happens often when companies deliver a poor candidate experience. A bad candidate experience not only affects the company’s ability to find and retain good people, it affects the bottom line as well. Almost two-thirds of… Read more »

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Networking for many people can be a stressful experience. When attending a networking event, you have to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. You are mindful of everything you do, concerned about the impression you are making. It is even more anxiety producing if you have an introverted personality. If networking gives… Read more »