Category: Work

10 Productivity Hacks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

10 Productivity Hacks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Face it — founding, running, or working for a startup is hard and can be extremely stressful. The only constant is change, priorities are always shifting, and productivity is the key to success. As an entrepreneur or employee at a startup, it’s vital for you to be as productive and... Read More»

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Recruiting

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Recruiting

Although it has been an uphill battle, unemployment rates have decreased. The U.S. unemployment rate in November was 5.8, down 1.2 points from just one year before, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Figures have also suggested that the "baby boomers" are currently retiring and that their retirement rate... Read More»

The Power of "Tough Love" from Salesforce’s Woman of the Month

The Power of "Tough Love" from Salesforce’s Woman of the Month

The holiday season is coming to pass—the time of year when many of us unplug, take time off, and make our families the priority. Yet when it comes to the other eleven months of the year, it can be a lot harder to strike that balance between work and family—especially... Read More»

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

My calendar is filling up this holiday month — cocktail parties, happy hours, art openings, out-of-town friends, and even baking dates. During the holidays, we become super-sized taskmasters: we plan, we shop, we party, we watch, we eat, we share...Oops, did I forget something? Oh yeah, we sell — when... Read More»

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

We’ve officially entered the holiday season, and with it comes a glut of temporary employment opportunities. But a lot of companies still aren’t sure how to treat their seasonal employees. Every year we hear horror stories of long hours, broken promises, and a general mistreatment of temporary staff. And that’s... Read More»

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

Around this time of year there's one word on everyone's mind: gratitude. Thanksgiving time brings the ideas of thankfulness and gratitude into focus. No matter how demanding your job is, your biggest hindrance to enjoying life may be an attitude of ingratitude. If you allow yourself to be unhappy, everything... Read More»

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

In business, spending extended time sitting is generally unavoidable, but doctors are becoming increasingly aware of the dangerous health effects associated with constant sitting. Standing all day may not be possible, but there are some tips and tricks to try to combat some of the negative side effects of being... Read More»

5 Ways to Retain Employees In High-Turnover Industries

5 Ways to Retain Employees In High-Turnover Industries

In tough economic times, when many industries are facing layoffs and hiring freezes, it’s easy to forget the staggering costs of turnover. The American Management Association estimates turnover costs ranging between 25%-250% of annual salary per exiting employee, while the average monthly turnover rate in the US is three percent.... Read More»

Sorry, Your Spreadsheet Has Errors (Almost 90% Do)

Sorry, Your Spreadsheet Has Errors (Almost 90% Do)

Various studies report that nearly 9 out of 10 spreadsheets (88%) contain errors. A majority of these errors were from human error (and could have been avoided). This article lists famous examples of spreadsheet blunders and how companies can avoid spreadsheet error in the future. You may want to pause... Read More»

Are You Managing Salespeople or Spreadsheets?

Are You Managing Salespeople or Spreadsheets?

Data only tells managers WHAT their people are doing. It doesn’t provide the insight and evidence needed to determine the QUALITY of their efforts. Learn how to do this right and become a truly powerful manager. I recently posted the following comment on Twitter and was asked to clarify what... Read More»