News

5 Big-League Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Some errors are inevitable, but these, you can't afford to make.
 
For about two years now, a class-action lawsuit has been ongoing in court, with minor league baseball players trying to get back pay based on federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws. ...




How to Make Halloween Safe and Fun in Your Workplace

Employers Can Prevent Problems with Preparation and Communication
Halloween is one of your employees’ favorite holidays to celebrate in the workplace. For employers, Halloween is a chance to build teamwork and encourage positive morale among employees. ...




Top 10 Signs You’ve Hired The Wrong Candidate

Picture the scene: you’ve advertised for a new employee, conducted the interviews and selected who you think is the ideal candidate. Their first week of work rolls around and it goes without saying that you’ve got high hopes for what your sparkling new employee can and will achieve at your company. ...




Cutting to the chase: Questions that will spotlight the A-players you’re looking for

Ever wish you had a list of sure-fire questions you were confident would identify the best job candidates?  
 
Well, serial entrepreneur Mitchell Harper, who’s hired a lot of people to run his five businesses, thinks he’s come up with one. ...




Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama encouraged American employers to "hire a veteran" if they want to get the job done. Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. ...




The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.
 
For an early-stage startup, a remote team can be especially beneficial. ...




5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

At Facebook headquarters, their company values are written right on the wall. Slogans like ‘Move fast and break things’ or ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ encourage employees to be aggressive, fearless, and innovative -- the hallmarks of Facebook culture. ...




Why employees resign: recognising disengagement, and what to do about it

Leigh Branham’s book The Seven Hidden Reasons Employees Leave is based on in-depth analysis of exit interview data gathered by the Saratoga Institute.[1]
This identified the root causes of employee disengagement and why they ultimately leave. This analysis taken from the Toolkit for Managers profiles Branham’s seven reasons, alongside his insights on what employers can do to improve engagement and reduce turnover. ...




Additional time off resulted in worker performance gains in 3 areas

Sure, you know there are personal benefits to getting rest and relaxation — like less stress and fatigue. Now here’s some compelling proof there are also measurable business benefits to getting your employees to take some R&R time. ...




A real-world approach to getting the feedback you need from employees

See if this sounds familiar: During an annual review with one of your department employees, they tell you that everything is fine and they couldn’t be happier – yet a month or two later they resign. What happened? Guest poster Deb Dwyer, founder and president of HSD Metrics, offers some perspective. ...