Professional Development as Attraction/Retention Tool is Underappreciated

Employers want to keep their organizations running as leanly as possible. When times are tough, the extras have to be cut. In many cases, unfortunately, trimming – or gutting – the learning and development budget occurs. ​The staffing firm Robert Half set out several reasons why professional development should be appreciated more as a way … Continue reading “Professional Development as Attraction/Retention Tool is Underappreciated”

How Sitting at a Computer Impacts Your Health (and What You Can Do About It)

We’ve all heard of the caveman diets and know that we are supposed to be spending our days running around from sabre-toothed tigers like our cave-dwelling ancestors in order to have our fittest ketogenic-styled beach-body… Or something like that. ​But, when you fast forward to today, where the vast majority of us spend nine to … Continue reading “How Sitting at a Computer Impacts Your Health (and What You Can Do About It)”

What Millennials Expect From their Employers

Millennials are joining the workforce in increasing numbers and will represent nearly 75 percent by 2025. Currently, 40 percent of companies employ 50 or more millennials; however 44 percent of millennials say they will leave their job within two years. This generation is considered the most diverse in U.S. history and has obtained more college … Continue reading “What Millennials Expect From their Employers”

How to Improve Posture to Increase Productivity at Work

Having poor posture at work is so commonplace, that a lot of people accept it as being the new “norm”. It is very important for people to remember that maintaining good posture can have a huge effect on a person’s performance in the workplace, as well as their overall health.  Good posture is essential for … Continue reading “How to Improve Posture to Increase Productivity at Work”

10 Characteristics of an Outstanding Leader

It’s believed that a true leader is already born with some personal characteristics that identify his leadership. In general, it may be called having charisma. ​Do you believe in this statement? ​Or maybe a continuous and hard work can help you to develop some inspirational characteristics of a leader? ​Let’s discuss some qualities that all … Continue reading “10 Characteristics of an Outstanding Leader”

8 Tips to Improve Teamwork at Your Company

Teamwork is a necessary function of all businesses. Teams bring together a variety of people with their own unique talents and flaws. How can you effectively bring together a diverse group of people with different work and life experiences to work towards a common goal? While there are many different tactics that a company can … Continue reading “8 Tips to Improve Teamwork at Your Company”

6 Ways Being ‘Too Nice’ Is Holding You Back at Work

New research by Activia Training suggests that, far from the workplace being a cut-throat place where employees would willingly stab each other in the back for a pay rise or promotion, most people go out of their way to be helpful to colleagues. The survey took data anonymously from more than 1,600 workers, and as … Continue reading “6 Ways Being ‘Too Nice’ Is Holding You Back at Work”

6 Tips on How to Be an Healthy Employee

Although business owners can time off work to exercise or get in shape, employees don’t always have that luxury. It becomes a challenge for employees to stay healthy as they work long hours or are running from meeting to meeting without eating. Often, they are on the road and choose a fast food place to … Continue reading “6 Tips on How to Be an Healthy Employee”

A Review on Lack of Engagement in the Workplace

In 2015, only 32 percent of employees were engaged at work meaning they were happy with their employment. Millennials were the least engaged at work and the most likely to be actively looking for employment elsewhere. American businesses spend between $450-$550 billion annually on actively disengaged employees. There are several causes for disengagement in the … Continue reading “A Review on Lack of Engagement in the Workplace”

How Productivity is Affected By Office Design and Layout

A number of factors at several levels affect workplace productivity, with office design and layout definitely having a part to play. However, there are likely to be a few surprises in store if you’re not familiar with the psychological impact that can be caused by physical changes to the working environment. Here are a few … Continue reading “How Productivity is Affected By Office Design and Layout”