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Author: Danielle Foster

Workplace Flexibility

As many visitors from abroad have remarked, the American work ethic is quite amazing. Highly impressive, in the eyes of many. People wake up five (or six) days a week, and many of them drive long distances, dealing with gridlock, road rage and other hurdles, to put food on the table and earn a living. […]

5 Tips Midyear Review

Midyear performance reviews are a great opportunity for employers and employees to check in with each other and compare perceptions. A midyear review is a formal means for employers to discuss employees’ progress on goals and performance to date. It also allows employees to get a better idea of how they and their work are […]

5 Smart Reasons to Hire Vets

“If you own a business, the best way to thank a Veteran is to hire one. “— Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, 20.4 million men and women were veterans, accounting for about 8% of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and older. The unemployment […]

Applicant Ghosting

“Ghosting” is the term that describes what happens when a job applicant, clearly on track to being hired, suddenly ends all communication with the prospective employer without a goodbye or an explanation. According to an article published by SHRM, companies say growing numbers of applicants — even new hires who are still getting their feet […]

According to Undercover Recruiter, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to replace 16% of HR jobs within the next 10 years. Artificial intelligence is particularly poised to assist HR teams with the repetitive, time-consuming tasks of recruiting — potentially saving thousands of dollars per employee per year and improving the overall quality of hires. Given that […]

Become an Indispensable Employee

Let’s start with the word indispensable. According to Merriam-Webster,indispensable means absolutely necessary or essential. “Being indispensable at work means that your supervisors count on you so much that without you, the productivity of your department might suffer, or at least that’s the perception,” says Andy Teach, author of From Graduation to Corporation, and host of […]

Of the roughly 28.8 million businesses in the U.S., about 23 million, or 80%, have no employees beyond the owner. However, the owners of the remaining 5.8 million are entrepreneurs who are also in the business of managing people. In fact, according to Small Biz Salute, being the boss is among the top five challenges […]

Video Interview

Preparing for a Video Interview? According to Software Advice 60% of hiring managers and recruiters have turned to using video technology when they need to carry out remote job interviews; In a survey of 506 companies, 47% use video interviewing to shorten the time it takes to make a hire, and 22 percent say that they would use […]

Millennials

Thanks to a combination of delayed retirements, increases in the cost of living and the increasing life expectancy, older workers are waiting longer to leave the workforce- meaning millennials and generation X employees have hit what industry leaders refer to as “the gray ceiling.” What is a gray ceiling? Traditionally as one generation aged, they […]

Holiday Workplace

It’s the season for giving. Your employees are a valuable component of your business and the holidays are the perfect time to give back to them and show your appreciation. Weather you plan an office party, volunteer to help work a fundraiser or give them all a holiday bonus, the main thing is that you […]