1. Business goals to consider for the New Year

    Instead of focusing on “resolutions” try to focus on how you can make your business better in 2017. New Year’s resolutions often fall apart within the first few weeks (or months) of the new year, but if you create a long-term plan, with policies to improve your business this year, your busines…Read More

  2. How to Manage Holiday Scheduling

    It’s the homestretch of the holiday season, but there’s still so much to do. There’s no perfect list of company holidays that an employer could provide that would be suitable to all. Obviously employees need time off for religious holidays or events, but sometimes they don’t request it in th…Read More

  3. Startups vs. Small Business: which is right for you?

    Contrary to what some people might tell you, there is no “right” direction to take your business. Both startups and small businesses will have their advantages and disadvantages depending on what your business goals are. First of all, you need to decide what your business objectives are. Growth …Read More

  4. Motherhood and the Work Environment

    Although it is against the law to ask a woman in an interview if she has children, the subject of motherhood almost inevitably comes up at some point during the time of employment. But, does a woman having children affect her performance in the workplace (be it positively or negatively)? Many people…Read More

  5. Recruiting Strategies to Create Your Ideal Team

    For many companies, heading down the recruiting route can be a daunting one. But it shouldn’t be—the purpose of recruiting is to find a suitable outcome for everyone, both the employer and the employee, so that all parties are satisfied in the end. There are myriad ways to approach the recruitin…Read More

  6. Human Resources and its role in the workplace

    The Human Resources department plays a vital role in a company because it serves as a “playground monitor”, creating an environmental tone. As a governing body, HR addresses and serves an entire spectrum of concerns, issues, and situations. It’s important for HR to maintain sound and cohesive …Read More

  7. Millennials in the Workplace

    Millennials have been in the workplace for about a decade now, and within the next few years, they will make up roughly 50% of the workforce. Millennials have continuously received criticism for being too lazy, or too spoiled and entitled, but it’s impossible to lump them all together. The force t…Read More

  8. Can Collaboration Affect Productivity?

    A collaborative team is often a more productive team. For many, bouncing ideas off on another, brainstorming, and generally being involved in the same project can boost productivity. Collaboration is less isolating and independent. As the old chestnut says, “two heads are better than one”, and i…Read More

  9. How to Combat Workplace Bullying

    Bullies can come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their targets. Bullies prey on the vulnerable, the weak, the insecure, as these people are often the easiest to enervate. Bullies grow bolder with power, and attack those who are non-confrontational, new to the workplace, or moral, because often th…Read More

  10. What Does “Employee Engagement” Really Mean?

    What is an employee who is truly engaged? An engaged employee is someone who is invested in his or her job, inspired to produce admirable work, and eager to improve the success and reputation of the company. But how does a company go about promoting employee engagement without shoving it down people…Read More