How critical is work culture to recruitment and employee retention? It's important, I'll give you that. But a feel good work culture might do more harm than good. As the economy continues to grow, hiring managers and HR personnel realize how fiercely they must compete for top talent.
So I don't know if this happens at your office, but it's happened at the last three jobs I've worked at: You walk into a stall in the ladies' room, and the seat will be absolutely covered in pee. So much pee, it couldn't possibly be a mistake. The quantity of urine is almost aggressive in its plentitude.
It's been nearly two years since I wrote a list of 8 business etiquette tips. Since that time, I'm fairly confident I have all but stopped workplace n...
One characteristic of a highly performing workplace is a culture in which employees are very engaged, involved and empowered. The basic premise is that people should be involved in every decision that affects them.
Canada may be a resource-based economy, but its innovative caregiving programs that enable its most experienced workers to stay in their jobs while doing double duty as caregivers may ultimately give the country a competitive edge on the HR front.
When you are searching for the right new employee, it can be a little difficult to tell exactly who will be the perfect fit. After all, your shortlist of candidates will likely all have similar education and experience, and on paper look very alike.
We are currently living in what Seth Godin calls a "race to the bottom:" a phase where companies are seeking to squeeze every penny out of every market.
I think the varied, polar responses from current and former employees show how much a person's Amazon experience can vary by team, role, level, time period, etc. I know plenty of people who are happy at Amazon.
Who wouldn't want to capture this consumer and talent pool? Quite honestly, you will have no choice unless you want to be on the fast track to going out of business.
Adding in movement, disconnecting from the day, and shifting your relationship with communication, can help reduce some of your workplace stress leading to more productivity and increased wellness.
I'm always surprised when business owners tell me they don't have an assistant. In my mind, it's the first hire a founder should make - and one of the most important.
It would be wise for those with jobs that have few options for movement to develop scheduled programs of walking and more vigorous exercise during slow periods, before and after shifts, and on any days off.
Sometimes -- especially when you are a hard working, high performing busy woman, the way to get more done and lower your stress actually includes three simple strategies that you might be completely overlooking. Even better -- using these strategies actually feels good and doesn't leave you feeling tired or deprived.
In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.
So how do you stay positive when you work in a "less-than-positive" environment? No matter how relaxing your weekend, nothing challenges your Zen-like being more than a serious case of the Mondays. Here are 10 tips to help start your workday right and keep that positive energy flowing throughout your day.
In a bustling society driven by technology and to-do lists, we tend to define our successes by how hard we work, what we have to show for it and what our next steps look like. For every individual, our successes are highly diverse and cover our careers and professional life, but also our love life, family life, health, finances, creative sides and so much more.