How 15 minutes can change your career
February 13, 2018
There you are, fresh out of college, degree in hand, wondering what’s next. Or maybe you’ve been there, done that, and you’re looking for a change. Whether you’re a young graduate searching for your first job or an experienced jobholder looking to switch careers, finding employment can be...
Ten ways to show your appreciation without breaking the office budget
February 6, 2018
Looking to make your team happy without breaking the budget? Sometimes the best things in life are pretty simple and low-cost. We did an informal poll of office workers to see what little perks were meaningful to them, and the results show that you don’t always have to think big to show your...
What to do before, during, and after your annual review
January 30, 2018
Performance reviews are the fruitcake of management practices—no one actually likes them, yet every year, here they are again. But unlike a shiny, colorful fruitcake, you can’t politely decline or quietly pass it on to some other sucker—you need to survive, and ideally ace, your annual review if...
Five Ways to Improve Employee Feedback
January 23, 2018
Let’s face it, as a manager, giving annual performance reviews may be one of the hardest tasks you perform all year—from the highly formulaic write-ups to the tension in the face-to-face meetings to the difficulty of conveying the need to do better without causing the person who hears it to lose...
Tidying your workspace can bring a fresh perspective
January 9, 2018
Face it: your desk could use some help. There are stacks of papers everywhere, unfiled documents mingling with takeout menus. Your keyboard is so filled with crumbs that it crunches when you type. And despite the fact that your coworkers gave you the iconic “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind...
Avoid corporate catastrophe with our guide to safer emailing.
January 2, 2018
We’ve already shared a number of ideas to help you build an effective social media policy for your company. A strong policy for email and other direct communications (such as texting and chat apps like Slack) is just as important, but the challenges are very different. Social media is fundamentally...
4 great ways to improve employee financial wellness
December 26, 2017
Money makes the world go round, but how many of us really know how to harness its potential? Let’s face it: many otherwise savvy Americans are woefully underinformed about financial issues. In many cases, this leads to stress—stress that doesn’t stay at home, but comes to work with your employees...
Don’t let your unused airline miles go to waste—donate them to a good cause.
December 19, 2017
You’re traveling for business—a lot. Got that TSA Pre✔ and that Global Entry so you can skip all the lines. You’re a ninja when it comes to overcoming jet lag, and your palate appreciates the widest range of world cuisines possible. So when it comes time to relax, the last thing you want to do is...
Top tips for putting together a workplace donation program
December 7, 2017
When your company looks to set up its charitable giving program, how much of it is driven by the C-suite and how much by the rank and file? A new report from America’s Charities, a nonprofit that focuses on workplace charitable giving, says that the benefits of a well-designed program can bring...
No need to delete your account—follow these tips for an effective social media policy.
December 6, 2017
Twenty years ago, social media literally did not exist; today, a single Facebook post by one of your vice presidents can cripple your brand. That isn’t an exaggeration. On October 25, 2017, the social media manager of Whitefish Energy tweeted a snarky reply to criticism by the mayor of San Juan,...