Watch These Seven TED Talks in the Morning Before Work to Keep You Motivated

In case you’re not familiar, TED talks are short, inspirational presentations lasting 18 minutes or less. TED is a nonprofit organization begun in 1984 at a conference where technology, engineering and design converged. Today, TED talks cover myriad topics in areas ranging from science to business to global issues. They’re available in more than 100… Read more »

Stay Focused at Work All Summer Long With These Four Tips

Did you know that in one study, nearly half of all employees reported that they typically work for only 15 minutes before becoming distracted? And even more, 53 percent, said they waste an hour or more every day on various disruptions. It sounds crazy at first, but when you think of all the “noise” that… Read more »

Why Proper Management Training Is Crucial for Employee Retention

To retain your best talent, you need to keep developing employees into leaders who will take your company to the next level. Otherwise, they may not think twice about going elsewhere to find those growth opportunities. The Proof Is in the Numbers Gallup recently surveyed 17,000 U.S. workers of different generations – baby boomers, Generation… Read more »

Here’s How a PEO Can Negotiate Lower Cost Benefits for Your Business

With every business expense, you want to make sure the ROI is worth the price you pay. If you feel your HR-related tasks have become too complex, too costly, too time-consuming – or all three – it may be time to partner with a professional employer organization, or PEO. How a PEO Works A PEO… Read more »

5 Signs You’re Not Handling Stress at Work Properly

Every job has its stressful moments, no matter how much you love your work. But if work-related stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming and harmful not only to your productivity, but also to your health and well-being. In a recent American Psychological Association study, 65 percent of Americans cited work as a top source… Read more »

How to Turn a Temporary Position Into a Full-Time Opportunity

Recent research has shown that 35 percent of employers plan to convert their best temporary workers into full-time employees. So if you’re working in a temp job, and you’d like to see it become permanent, take heart. There are no guarantees, but there are ways to strengthen your chances. In many ways, it involves approaching… Read more »

Can You Answer These 5 Job Interview Questions?

When you land that long-awaited job interview, be ready to stand out as the best person for the job with your answers to the questions you’re asked. Your goal is to differentiate yourself from the competition. Here are five examples: “Tell us about yourself.” This is not just a question. It’s an invitation to share… Read more »

Three Tips For Writing a Better Handbook For Your Business

Your employee handbook tells team members what to expect when they work for you, and vice versa. As well as explaining the practical details of work processes, benefits, disciplinary measures and other relevant facts, your handbook introduces or reminds employees of your core values, and who to contact with specific questions or concerns. It also… Read more »