Continually performing successfully at the forefront of your industry can be exhausting. Employees can run out of good ideas, creativity can be stifled and individual or corporate expression can be lost in revision after revision. Yet, that’s what it takes to be on top in today’s market. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
If you’ve stepped into any workplace in the past few years, you’ll notice a stark difference from the office space of last century. It used to be nose to the grindstone, all work and no play. But the office scene today is the new social scene. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
The “honeymoon phase” isn’t just for relationships. In fact, it happens frequently with jobs. For the first few months of a new job, there’s no such thing as a bad day. Your boss can do no wrong, and your company is greater than any other one out there. However, once this rosy glow wears off, the realistic picture of the work environment may be a shock. When employees are no longer engaged it can lead to a number of concerns, including loss of productivity and higher turnover. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email Continue reading
Successful companies know that there’s more to the office than just the bottom line. While profit and strong client relationships matter (a lot), a brand that wants to stick around for the long-term should also focus on company culture. Whether it’s providing a space for naps or incorporating a flexible work from home policy, these benefits up a company’s level of appeal for current and potential employees. For entrepreneurs and management personnel who are focused on ROI, it may be hard to see the value in committing time and energy to worrying about company culture. But having an environment where Continue reading
There are countless stories about highly-qualified job seekers who just can’t seem to find work. As an HR manager, it may sometimes feel like these stories are wives tales, like your candidate pool is an exception or the good candidates just haven’t found you. So how do you reach all those highly-qualified job seekers you hear so much about and boost your candidate pool? Here are five ways to help bring job seekers to you. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Be honest, you’ve spent more time eating at your desk than you have your dining room table. Don’t be ashamed, lunch in the workplace is a common thing (and hilariously parodied here). If your office culture is all go, go, go, it’s likely you’ve had a lunch or two ‘al desco,’ enjoying some leftovers over a crumb-laiden keyboard. Eating at your desk, however, may have detrimental effects on your workplace, and your own health. As an office manager or HR professional, it may be time to start convincing your employees to eat out. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to Continue reading
Most internet-having folks on the planet have heard about Marissa Mayer’s controversial decision to bring all remote employees in-house (no exceptions). Many workplace flexibility advocates, and managers on the cutting edge of company culture, claim the move is a backward one. They claim that flexibility on work hours and location is often good for company morale and the bottom line. However, Mayer’s decision suggests that new research isn’t the only thing to be considered in determining a company policy on flexible work hours. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative Continue reading
We’re all familiar with the quick-clicking that accompanies a manager walking by. Employees rush to browse away from the cupcake recipes, news stories, and sports scores that they are secretly looking at when they should be working. On the one hand, letting employees spend on-the-clock hours on-the-net can be a waste of resources. However, new research suggests that perks like browsing the internet can actually increase employee productivity. As the discussion about company culture heats up, let’s talk about the pros and cons of letting employees surf the internet. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a Continue reading
There’s a certain mystique that emanates from Silicon Valley–it’s not just about the wealth of funds and technology–it’s also about the happiness of those who work in its luxurious campuses. You hear stories of fun and creativity, free massages and gourmet cafeterias. After all, we ourselves wrote recently that Google was named the best place to work for 2013 and noted the appearance of several tech companies on the list. While your company may not have the resources to be the next Google (read: no dinosaurs or swimming pools in the office), the internet mecca can still offer valuable insight Continue reading