When we think about our work life, we fundamentally want to be happy. Studies have shown that performance and job satisfaction (“happiness”) go hand in hand in making an organization successful. Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at Yale University, Amy Wrzesniewski, discovered that people have one of three…Continue
Added by Stacy Carpenter on July 14, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments
In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic. The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.
Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands. Which serve no benefit to the…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Let's be honest, if we took a look at the technology you're using to interview even 5 years ago, I bet it would look almost the same as it does today. Maybe a new platform or two but essentially the same sh*t, different year, despite the blogging community and a ton of startups who have spent…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on March 26, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments
In the world of business, it’s not enough to create a great product. Getting the product in your customer’s hands is often one of the most important parts of the process. After all, if you’re client cannot find the product there’s no chance he’s going to buy it, and if he buys it online, straight from you, and…Continue
Added by Manuel Angel on January 20, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
It’s no secret; in fact, it is one of the most well-known maxims in the world of business. A happy employee is a productive employee.
Creating a good work environment where your staff feels welcomed, appreciated and valued is one of…Continue
Added by Manuel Angel on December 17, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
At Great Rated, we're truly excited to share our recent People's Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Technology, based entirely on the results of confidential employee surveys. Not only do these companies offer fantastic benefits and opportunities for advancement. They've also created magnetic work cultures within a sector that can be particularly challenging for recruiters because the…Continue
Added by Kim Peters on October 8, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments
I want to start this post by saying that I’m so proud and excited about the response to my first post – Coming Out At Work. It’s really cool to know there are so many people who recognize that…Continue
The big “secret” you have to reveal to everyone you meet. But they can look at you and tell, right? Not necessarily. Well, at least I can say I used…Continue
Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…Continue
Added by Cali Yakaback on May 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Did you know that there is a glaring hole within many companies that contributes to their overall turnover? This hole can cost your company big bucks too, but people seem content to just let it occur. Did you know that it can also be fixed pretty quickly, easily, and cost effectively?
Walk down this journey with me - and I promise - I'll make it quick. Employee Bill works for your…Continue
Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a…Continue
I'm excited about my latest white paper. It is filled with great information and data regarding employee turnover and the impact it is having on organizations. The cost of employee turnover is often overlooked or underestimated. This resource will open your eyes to real costs impacting a company's bottom line consistently. We also look at the reasons for turnover, and I promise you'll be amazed at how many of your employees are likely ready to walk out at any moment! Of course, it's not all…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on January 28, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments
A new year. The flip of a few digits on a calendar and somehow that magically allows us to renew ourselves, our goals, and our ambitions (professionally and personally). Some of those goals seem very good and things that everyone should aspire to. But sometimes the object of our focus is just a smaller aspect of a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. Without taking on the bigger…Continue
There is a trend that is sweeping over humanity these days that is somewhat concerning to me. This trend impacts the way we communicate, solve problems, establish relationships, conduct business, and the paths that our careers will take. Those are some pretty important and life sustaining areas, wouldn't you agree?
Human interaction and relationships are at the very core of…Continue
The staffing industry will see growth of at least six percent in 2014. With client expectations on the rise, staffing agencies will have to consider bolstering their own…Continue
Added by Heather R. Huhman on January 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As a Southern California native, consuming (and/or cooking) mass quantities of Mexican cuisine is a way of life. One of the more delectable ingredients in many tasty recipes is refried beans. Ironically, the way these beans are made involves…Continue
Remember when you were young and just starting your adult life and you said that you wanted to get married, but you wanted to wait a while "until we can afford it"? Or when you were a newlywed and people started asking you what your plans were for having kids, and you answered with, "We've…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments
What a presumptuous title, huh? Speaking from personal experience and observation, I have found that no matter what circumstance you find yourself in currently, if you look around you, you can almost always find someone else who is going through an even more difficult circumstance.
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