Many of us spend more waking hours at work than at home – and so it makes perfect sense that we should work somewhere that we actually WANT to be, right? I recently asked my team: what makes a company a great place to work? Check out a few of their answers – and then join the conversation!
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Today’s workplace is ever evolving, and though most companies usually offer training to help you expand your skills and stay relevant in your industry, there may be professional growth opportunities you’re overlooking at your current employer. Here are just a few areas of professional development you can start taking advantage of today.
Work-life balance sounds good in theory, but it can be so difficult to achieve. It’s something I’ve strived to achieve for most of my career. I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic back in June at Engage, a staffing and recruiting conference. Here’s part of what I shared at the conference!
It’s time to get social! Almost all of us on are on social media on a regular basis. Why not use it to land your next job? There are a number of things you can be doing to build a network and get job leads. I recently asked my team to share their social media expertise. Check out their advice, and then join the conversation on our Facebook page with your top tips!
In our always-on-at-all-costs corporate culture, we often find it difficult to justify taking a few minutes of time for ourselves, let alone a whole lunch hour during the day. But this style of working isn’t just hard to maintain; it can actually be a detriment to our careers. Taking periodic breaks helps maximize productivity and is critical to your mental, physical, and emotional health.
Creating relationships at work is important. It helps develop your career, build trust, and work more effectively. And, it’s a heck of a lot more fun! Building relationships in the workplace is often easier said than done. There are a number of ways to build strong, worthwhile relationships with the people you work with, and here are six!
When problems arise, we let panic set in and allow our basic instinct to take over. It’s fight or flight, which often leaves us defensive or defeated — neither of which are the best way to bring something to management. Before barging into your manager’s office or sending off a convoluted email, we suggest you do the following.
Ask almost anyone about happiness in the workplace, and they’ll likely tell you it’s tied to money, management, or that professional nemesis every office seems to have. But they’d be wrong. Happiness has nothing to do with the job itself — nor does it have anything to do with a boss or a colleague. It has everything to do with you. How you go about tapping into your happiness is entirely up to you, but what we’ve found that works best is the following.
Many people who deserve a raise are also the least likely to ask for one. In fact, go to any company and you’ll find at least one workhorse who completely underestimates his or her own worth. While discussing pay can be downright frightening, it shouldn’t keep you from asking for a salary increase. Try these nine negotiation strategies to make the discussion that much easier.
We all know mentorship is important. It’s one of the most effective ways of developing – and retaining – new talent within an organization. If someone has recently asked you to become a mentor, or you’re currently working with a mentee, here are steps that will help ensure you’re both getting the most out of the relationship.