What Can You Do to Stop Burnout From Affecting Your Team

If you think burnout only impacts senior leaders or people in fields like medicine, think again. It is estimated that nearly $200 billion per year is spent treating the physical and mental health impact of employee burnout at all levels. Burnout also impacts turnover. According to a 2017 study, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent… Read more »

Five Habits That Can Ruin Your Professionalism

Have you wondered why you aren’t advancing in your career? Are you overlooked when it comes to raises, promotions or getting assigned great projects? Before you blame the biases of your boss, you might want to take a look in the mirror. You could be holding yourself back by engaging in one or more of… Read more »

Company Culture’s Impact on the Tight Market

According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Gallup, strong company culture is directly tied to increased productivity, improved employee retention and overall better hiring. In other words, great company culture can help a business attract and retain great talent, even in a tight labor market. Tips For Building a Culture… Read more »

Embracing Small Talk to Build Connections

Networking is extremely important for career development. However, it is also extremely stressful. Walking into a room full of strangers can be overwhelming, even for outgoing people. However, there is a way you can learn to overcome your fears and become a master of small talk, even if you’d rather get a root canal than… Read more »

What Separates Great Teams From Mediocre Teams

It’s easy to spot the differences between underperforming teams and great teams. But what about the differences between mediocre teams and great teams? Those differences can be more subtle, and many leaders are content to let mediocre teams forge ahead, since they are meeting their goals. However, if you want to build teams that consistently… Read more »

Go From a Follower to a Leader

Do you want to go from a contributing team member to a leader? If you want to grow your career, it’s important to take charge of that goal and engage in the necessary steps and strategies to stop being seen as a follower and start being seen as a leader. The Good News? Leadership Can… Read more »

How to Retain Your Top Talent

Losing top talent is costly. Losing an entry-level employee can cost upwards of $30,000 and losing managers or specialized talent can cost an entire year’s salary. But retaining top talent isn’t just about saving time and money on recruitment. It’s really about keeping your business competitive. Continuity of staff helps keep customer satisfaction levels high,… Read more »

Why You Need to Show Empathy as a Leader

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand their perspective and feelings and it is an essential leadership skill. Empathy is a key component of emotional intelligence, and it has a direct impact on how employees feel about their bosses, their jobs, and the organization as a whole. Empathy Builds… Read more »

Improve Your Employer Branding With These 5 Tips

The battle for talent is fierce in today’s market and employers have to use as many tools as possible to attract and retain great people. One of the most important tools – but often the most neglected – is employer branding.   Your employer brand is the perception that people have about working at your company. Are you competitive like… Read more »

What Is Your Onboarding Process Like?

A new employee’s first few days and weeks on the job will determine just how long they stay with the company. A poor onboarding experience almost always leads to turnover within the first year. If you want to set up your employees for success, you must do so from day one. A comprehensive and organized… Read more »