When working toward achieving a lofty goal, you’re bound to run into a roadblock or two. However, the most difficult challenges to overcome are often the ones we create for ourselves. Have you ever fallen victim to any of these self-inflicted obstacles? Procrastination In a survey conducted by Salary.com, 64% of employees said they visit […]
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Check out this infographic from OfficeTime.net, a provider of time and expense tracking software, for some interesting insight into the top time killers, why we get distracted, and a few tips for getting back on track.
In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies handle the extra workload during the holiday season, and nearly three-quarters of businesses don’t make any adjustments to their current staff. With 39% of the votes, “we do not make any seasonal adjustments” was the number one answer, followed by “use current staff, […]
Great Intentions, Bad Results: The Problem with a $15 Minimum Wage in America Experts Weigh In, Urge Caution for Sake of Working Americans Express Employment Professionals released a new white paper today, staking out a position on whether to raise the minimum wage to $15. “Great Intentions. Bad Results. The Problem with a $15 Minimum Wage […]
Great teams can accomplish amazing feats—assuming they’re adequately equipped to handle the occasional obstacle along the way. There are many reasons why even the closest-knit teams can fall apart, but if you’re informed about the potential pitfalls from the beginning, you’ll be better prepared to address these four obstacles to teamwork success. Communication barriers The […]
Being persuasive is a key factor in being the leader you and your team need you to be, but this skill may seem hard to develop. Check out this insightful video narrated by the author of “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Dr. Robert Cialdini, and co-author of “The Small Big,” Steve Martin, that will teach you six simple […]
If you have ever dared to dream mighty dreams, to pursue goals of grandeur—to not just imagine, but to chase down success—chances are you have failed at least once in one of your pursuits. Often, we jump, taking a leap of faith, not knowing whether or not we will be able to fly. Many, paralyzed […]
For many employees, fourth quarter means the dreaded annual review is on the horizon. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their effectiveness can vary greatly between companies. In fact, many business leaders have started to question how important annual employee reviews really are to the company’s overall […]
What are the most essential qualities of great leadership? Check out this infographic from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business Management for some great insight into the mind of a successful manager.
Only 16% Say Programs Work; Need For Successful Training Programs Is High Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that businesses have a low opinion of government job training programs. Respondents were asked, “In your opinion, how effective are government job training programs?” A total of 28 percent said the programs were either […]