6 Simple Ways to have Better Meetings

Most people despise attending meetings; some will even go as far as calling in sick on meeting day. So, how can a company ramp up attendance and excitement about meetings, and remain productive at the same time? The daily grind of boring, grey, sleepy meetings that take too long and don’t accomplish anything hurts productivity. The good news is that …

Do You Remember Your Pre-Internet Self?

When Internet connections fail, most people find themselves utterly lost. The world appears to be moving right by them and they have absolutely no way of checking in. This is just one of the many signs that the web is playing a larger than ever role in the typical person’s life. Much like rotary phones, pay phones, print newspapers and …

Effective Communication In the Workplace Is Key

Effective communication plays such a vital role in all aspects of life, especially in the workplace. When dealing with the concept of communication and employees in the workplace, effective communication provides two very important functions. The first being the understanding of the employee of what their job tasks are, and the second is to build trust and a sense of …

Sorting Through the Pile: Why Hiring is a Full-Time Job

Resumes can pile up fast. They quickly take over as a desk full of stacks of the hopes, dreams and professional lives of hundreds of people, waiting for a business to respond. It can be overwhelming, but finding the right person, out of that massive stack, to fill the position can be worth the time and energy. It takes diligence …

Why You Should Hire People Without Experience

Experience is overrated; at least that’s the consensus of several hiring managers who were asked whether, and under what circumstances, they would hire an applicant without experience. “Certainly, for a highly technical role, we need people with specific skillsets,” said Richard Wilkins, Director of Human Resources for Caleb Networks. “I’m not going to hire a database administrator whose only experience …

Oh Behave! The Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Work

From the moment the alarm beeps, you’re on the clock. Brush, floss, pull on your pants; it’s time for work. The days can mix together, a blur of clock ins and clock outs and mindless conversations over cubicle walls: “We’re going on a coffee run! Want anything from Starbucks? I just love Starbucks, it clears my head and like, do …

How Relationships Are Key to Your Company’s Success

Everyone knows about the value of relationships. Friendships, marriages, parent-child relationships, and budding romances are all important relationships to have throughout life. What most people don’t realize, though, is that their relationships inside the work place can have a dramatic effect on just how successful a business can be. Opening the lines for communication, being open to input and constructive …

What To Do When a Customer Just Won’t Pay

Nothing in life is free, not even the water that we drink. So, how can someone think that a company’s services are free as well? There are options that make the monthly bill cheaper, but at the end of the day, everyone has to pay. Free trials are just that — free trials. It is a limited time offer, and …

Why Working in the “Cloud” is More Important Than Ever

Cloud computing is the latest buzzword in technology. It has gained popularity faster than many other technological concepts, as working in the ‘cloud’ means that one works and saves files on the internet, as opposed to the PC’s hard drive. In today’s tech savvy society, there are many reasons why it is more important than ever to work in the …

Easier Employee Tracking

Employees constitute the top layer of an organization’s functionality, delivering human resources in all departments to help an organization realize its objectives. If you run a large organization with many employees, you have the challenge of dealing with different issues concerning employees’ performance at all levels. Effective tracking of your employees and your business can have positive results on the …