People

5 qualities of a CEO that make them awesome at their job

If you were to narrow down the ideal qualities of a CEO to five items, what would you choose to include? Many would consider leadership, confidence or communication: these are certainly important CEO qualifications. But, do...

The power of a corporate retreat: 5 reasons why you should do it

A corporate retreat can be a surprisingly efficient motivator for your company – even when it comes to the bottom line. Consider this scenario: You’re the boss of a multinational organization, with offices in five different...

Horrible workplaces: The signs of a hostile work environment and what to do about it

Did you know that one in five people in the United States experiences a hostile work environment according to a study? So, if you’re suspecting that there’s something wrong with your workplace, the odds are good...

Millennials in the workplace: How to manage and engage them

As of early 2019, the ages of millennials in the workplace ranged from 22 to 38 years old. This demographic represents the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and that segment of the workforce will keep...

“Employee promotion to manager” time: 4 tips to inspire your stars

There are two crucial elements to successful people management: first, you want to reward your most capable employees, and second, a common reward is to promote them to a position with more responsibility. In many cases,...

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...

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