People

Employee burnout for employers: Costs, Causes and Cures

Have you ever felt so exhausted and disheartened that you just don’t want to go to work? Many of us have these moments -- passing strikes before we revert to our normal, productive selves. But not...

How to improve your restaurant turnover rate

Think of your favorite meal, perfectly cooked, beautifully served to you on a plate while you’re sitting in a comfortable chair in a nicely decorated restaurant room. Now bring this exact image into your mind again,...

Employee development and the Peter Principle: Why your managers keep messing up

“Look around you where you work, and pick out the people who have reached their level of incompetence. You will see that in every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.” That’s the basic tenet of...

Handling layoffs: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Do you still have a job at BuzzFeed? What seems like a normal, fun quiz hosted on the popular media website actually carries the bitterness of some recently laid-off employees: On January 23, BuzzFeed’s CEO sent...

Brexit and employment: 6 things you can do today to prepare for Brexit

If you’re in the recruiting space, Brexit poses a unique conundrum. The lack of clarity around what’s coming up has led to, among other things, a voluntary exodus of EU talent. That’s just the tip of...

From 98% men to 55% women: 5 tips for gender diversity in tech sales

Rachel Bates knows a lot about diversity in tech sales – or lack thereof – in Boston’s thriving tech sector. Her wake-up moment was noticing a glaring lack of gender diversity in the tech industry when...

Why you should consider non-traditional candidates

For some professions, career paths are sort of a given, almost pre-defined. For example, if you want to be a doctor, you’ll go to med school, complete a residency program and get your license - you’re...

Resources for recruiters: 5 fun and useful presents

Who said holiday presents can’t be both fun and useful? Okay, we’re not talking about the presents we look forward to receiving from friends and family, but about those that could make us happier at work....

Sales career path: A way to attract and retain salespeople

Traditionally, the sales industry suffers from high turnover rates. Every time a salesperson leaves, you need to start a new hiring cycle, spend money to advertise the job and train new employees from scratch. To retain...

Why your business isn’t a ‘family’

Businesses with good intentions refer to their companies as a “families” in product pages, careers pages, job descriptions and emails because they want to sound warm, inviting and personable to candidates and employees. They might even...