Want to Stay Cool and Calm at Work? Try Desk Yoga!

Looking for a job can be stressful. So can working at a job with stress – even if it’s just a normal amount. Tension and stress can build up in your body make your muscles sore and contributing to fatigue, headaches, and general lack of energy. Fortunately, yoga is a great way to recharge at… Read more »

5 Short Non-Work Podcasts to Listen to On Your Commute

Whether your commute to work Is two hours long or can be accomplished in 15 minutes, it’s valuable time in which you can depressurize from work, learn new things, and even have fun. While many people listen to music or enjoy the scenery on their commutes, there’s an increasingly popular alternative: the podcast. Podcasts are,… Read more »

How Low Unemployment Will Continue to Impact Business

The employment picture in the U.S. currently poses some challenges to businesses. The unemployment rate is the lowest its been in decades. It’s a far different picture from the scenario employers faced 11 years ago, during the Great Recession. Then, employers had many willing job-seeking candidates. Now, it may be difficult to recruit enough people… Read more »

Learn a New Language to Become More Invaluable

Looking for ways to become more valuable to current and potential employers? Learning a language or brushing up your skills in an existing one can be a powerful way to jumpstart new career opportunities. Opportunities both internationally and in the U.S. People who speak more than one language can be an asset to businesses who… Read more »

Three Different Ways to Motivate Your Team

Motivation is highly important to keep your team working at a productive level and retaining your employees. While salaries and benefits are important to recruitment, motivation can make the difference in keeping people for the long term. Here are three ways to motivate your team. Create a good environment One key motivator is simple: your… Read more »

How to Stay Hydrated on the Job This Summer

If you’re working outside this summer, it’s highly important to stay properly hydrated. Your body cools itself via sweating – in fact, that’s why people sweat when it’s hot. And your body needs water to continue to sweat. If you don’t get sufficient water during the day, your body is still going to try to… Read more »

Schedule Your Employee One-on-One Without Making Them Nervous

One-on-one meetings with your employees are important management tasks. One-on-ones are a time to measure the employee’s performance and goals, and to give feedback on strengths and areas that need improvement. Handled well, they can also give you important information on employee perceptions of the company. Many employees, however, become very nervous at the prospect… Read more »

Debunking the Stereotypes of Contract Work

The number and variety of contract jobs are growing throughout the U.S. Employers find them a flexible and cost-effective way to ensure that they have workers available to cover their needs, but are not overstaffed during certain periods. Many employers also use contract positions as a training ground to find highly qualified employees. Employees, however,… Read more »

How to Avoid Negativity in the Workplace

Even the happiest workplaces can have negative people or negative periods. But some workplaces, or people in them, can be toxic. That can have a downward pull on your happiness in the job, your morale while doing it, and even your overall performance and productivity. It’s important to have strategies to avoid getting sucked in… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Boss Is Invested in You

One of the best ways to progress at work is to have a boss who’s invested in you. That means she wants to see you succeed, she wants to see you grow on the job, and she’s thrilled by any progress you make. But what if you have a boss that doesn’t seem that invested… Read more »

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