April 19, 2019
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Training and Development 03 July 2018
How to Help Veterans Succeed in the Business World
Sarah Landrum
Life at home after heeding the call of duty takes a lot of getting used to. For many veterans, the switch includes finding suitable work — and businesses don’t always make it the easiest for them to join their ranks. But many qualities and skills come with military training that are transferable to any workplace. In other words, you shouldn’t overlook these servicemen and women.
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Performance Management 28 June 2018
How to Build Your Organization's AI Strategy
Krishnapriya Nair
It’s quite apparent that more and more organizations have to and will start leveraging AI in near future itself. But investing in a good AI platform and adopting an AI-based approach is not a simple decision. It’s quite natural to be tempted to jump into the bandwagon when the entire industry is behind the same, but it’s important to understand your organization’s readiness, and more importantly, the need before you go for such a strategic decision.
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Succession Planning 26 June 2018
5 Hacks to Increase Employee Retention
Crystal Huang
The bulk of most business’ overhead costs are usually labor related. We found that if an employee did not work out or could not be promoted to an open promotion, the company would have to dive back into hiring. Therefore, everything job-related be it a promotion, taking on more responsibility, transfers, retention was really a hiring problem.
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Hiring 21 June 2018
Self-Presentation Tactics to Look for in Your Candidates
Bryan Davis
The process of job hunting requires a lot of creativity. It is not about the proactive use of social media. It is about standing out in a competitive job market. As such, job seekers need to employ some self-presentation tactics to land on their dream job. Self-presentation is a way of exhibiting confidence and authenticity at the right time. This is not a one-time thing but a habit that must be practiced.
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Company Culture 19 June 2018
How to Create a Company Culture That Will Improve Workplace Happiness
Helo Tamme
Workplace Happiness comes down to people and culture, meaning who are the people whom we are hiring for our organizations and what kind of experience are we creating for them so that they would be engaged and motivated to contribute? Organizations must carefully think about what kind of workplace culture to create.
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Training and Development 14 June 2018
How to Use Non-Training Development in Your Personal Growth
Halelly Azulay
The days of putting the responsibility of your development in your employer’s hands are over. We are moving into a world where many will partake of the new “gig economy”, where artificial intelligence will render some of our jobs historical relics, and where jobs will be more like “tours of duty” and short project-based partnerships. Therefore, all employees must become stewards of their own “start-ups” (i.e. careers) and cultivators of their “product” (i.e. their skillset and value-proposition to an employer) and personal brand.
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Hiring 12 June 2018
How to Make Sure the Candidate Accepts the Job Offer
Lily Kaligian
Every stage of the hiring process presents a challenge to recruiters. Many hiring managers find that the most important one is when they make the offer to the candidate. Hunting for talented candidates is a struggle, and you can be sure that they are interviewing with multiple companies and receiving more than one offer.
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Training and Development 07 June 2018
5 Quick Steps on Writing a Killer Employee Development Plan
Charles Ebert
In all employee development circles, it’s often said that the manager who develops employees is better off than the one who’s simply managing the employees. The simple reason for this assertion is that the former is helping the employees improve whereas the latter is simply overseeing the completion of tasks. This fact is closely tied to all employee development plans.
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Hiring 05 June 2018
How to Find the Best Candidates for Remote Roles
Laura Buckler
According to the Freelancing in America 2017 survey provided by Upwork, 57.3 million people in the USA are doing freelance work. The study predicts that the majority of the workforce will consist of freelancers by 2027. Currently, 47% of Millennial workers are doing freelance work.
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Company Culture 31 May 2018
How to Communicate Your Company Values
Wendy Dailey
We are hearing a lot about company values lately. There are a variety of reasons, but ultimately, it's about the company taking control of their values. Company values have always been there, but if you are not paying attention to them, you might find the values you have are not the values you want.
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Company Culture 29 May 2018
5 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn Only from Millennial Women
Sophia Clark
The millennial woman is making significant strides in today’s world! In the present age, one of the significant changes that have taken place is the roles of women evolving from being merely homemakers into people with corporate success stories. Women are now exceptional CEOs in their businesses as well as their lives, beating the odds that were once against their success in male-dominated fields. Such women are referred to as millennial women.
Hiring 24 May 2018
How to Use Social Media in Your Recruiting Strategy
Isabella A
Gone are the days of resumes and cover letters. Nowadays recruiters are turning to Social Media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other similar platforms. Social recruiting is becoming so increasingly popular that it's now one of the norms for recruiters to find candidates. Recruiters are using these platforms to advertise jobs, source candidates, and screen applicant backgrounds.
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Performance Management 22 May 2018
Common Obstacles Preventing Productivity In The Workplace
Guest Poster
Workplace productivity can make or break a company. If employees fail to complete their workload during office hours, business suffers immensely. This causes undue stress for all parties involved, but it’s not a problem that’s easy to solve. Many everyday factors have a negative influence on productivity. Without finding a way to target these, employers can’t hope to improve staff output during the workday.
Succession Planning 17 May 2018
How to Use Succession Planning to Benefit Your Employees
Sarah Landrum
A business is never stagnant — employees constantly shift into new roles, take leave or find new jobs elsewhere. With any change, it’s up to the remaining staffers to fill the gaps or find someone else who can. A succession plan can help you keep a talented workforce on hand always — all it requires is a bit of foresight on your part.
Company Culture 15 May 2018
How to Grow Employees with a High Demand/Support Culture
Chad Conley
It has been ten years since we started Complete Roofing. We stepped into an industry riddled with unprofessionalism and highly underserved customers. These circumstances provided us a massive opportunity for growth and innovation. To capitalize on this opportunity, we would have to find and keep good people. There was one problem; very few aspire to work for a roofing company. This problem brought several questions to mind. How would we attract good people? How could we get them excited about this industry, especially considering its reputation? More importantly, how would we inspire their growth?
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Company Culture 10 May 2018
7 Tips for Creating a Workplace That Boosts Creativity and Productivity
Emma Lewis
Creativity and productivity go hand and hand. Without an appropriate balance of the two, you might find that your workplace happenings come to an impasse. Part of advancing creativity and productivity comes from conversation, but an equally important part is the environment.
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Company Culture 08 May 2018
What to Talk About When You Talk About Diversity?
Ankita Poddar
A while ago, I talked about the importance of transparency when it comes to diversity initiatives and focusing disproportionately on communication. Easier said than done, I know. After spending an entire lifetime avoiding difficult conversations around differences, it is only natural that discussions around diversity make us uncomfortable.
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Performance Management 03 May 2018
Four Metrics to Replace the Annual Employee Review Forever
Technology Advice
Most employees and managers agree: pretty much no one looks forward to annual employee performance reviews! And while performance management best practices are continually evolving, the way we manage our teams has not quite caught up. In fact, many business leaders today still depend on antiquated management practices that are no longer effective (or enjoyable).
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Succession Planning 01 May 2018
How to Improve Employee Commitment: Be a Career Architect
Neetuabala Raina
While you expect your employees to stay committed, are you doing enough to build your credibility as well? A few points to ponder over, which may help to build and architect careers in the true sense:
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Hiring 26 April 2018
What You Need to Know to Evaluate Sales Rep Hires
Evelyn Poindexter
The sales rep recruiting process is essential for a strong future sales and marketing team. The two important aspects of this process are closely linked. On one hand, you have the candidate skills to fulfill the given role and on the other, the experience and ability of the recruiter.
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Succession Planning 24 April 2018
How to Have the Best Employees: Increasing Quality Through Growth
Joan Elmore
Increase the quality and retention rate rates for your employees. Don’t let your employees get bored. Don’t let this job seem to limit their potential. Don’t let them feel like there’s a ceiling above their desks. Give them growth. Give them challenges. Give them the feeling that this job makes them better.
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Performance Management 17 April 2018
3 Ways to Enhance Your Knowledge Management Strategy
Mary Walton
As a business, your knowledge management strategy is one of the most important aspects you need to be thinking about. With an optimal knowledge management system, you’ll be able to host all your blog posts, articles, terms and conditions and FAQ pages and your customers will be able to access them all freely and easily.
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Hiring 17 April 2018
Finding and Attracting Talent in Niche Industries
Sarah Landrum
In an incredibly competitive market, finding and attracting talent in niche industries presents tough challenges. When talent appears absent, how do you go about finding the right fit? On the rare occasion that you find the right candidate, they might accept an offer elsewhere.
Performance Management 12 April 2018
How to Have Effective Evaluations: Just Talk to Your Employees
Wendy Dailey
There’s been a lot of talk lately about evaluations and what can be done about them. I believe the evaluation is the 3rd step in the process – that until you know what job your employee is doing and you know you have found the right person, you can’t do a good job on giving your employee feedback. And that’s really all an evaluation is: giving your employee feedback on what they do well and what they need to work on.
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Company Culture 10 April 2018
How to Be Transparent About Diversity
Ankita Poddar
The unfortunate fact is that diversity initiatives are a black box to most employees. Every employee knows that diversity is a key focus area and almost nobody knows what his or her organization is doing about it. This is why there exists a need for continuous, open, and honest conversation on how an organization is approaching diversity.

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