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The Drama Triangle. What Is It and How Do You Escape It?

As human beings, it’s hard to escape the dramas in our day to day lives. Right now, you could be experiencing drama in one or more of your current relationships. In Karpman’s triangle, he attempts to explain the shifting roles people play in relationships, and how manipulative and destructive it become. Do you sometimes feel […]

Tips on Developing an Effective Diversity Training Program in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard about the adage that training is not an event—instead, it is a dynamic process. When it comes to developing a diversity and inclusion training program, you need to aim beyond teaching about ‘sensitivity’. You must get down to the nitty-gritty of solving the problem, endeavoring to achieve a significant organizational transformation. The […]

Top Upwork Alternatives That Help Freelancers Secure Clients and Projects

Upwork is undeniably one of the largest online freelancing platforms in the world. Millions of people rely on it to find clients and top talent. Despite that, many have complained about its hefty fees and saturated customer base. Over the years, it has become challenging for freelancers to secure projects on Upwork. Aside from that, […]

9 Effective Employee Retention Strategies

Employees are your most valuable business asset. So, for your company to thrive, finding and retaining a steady workforce is vital. However, what does it take to attract, engage, and retain top talent?  Well, this is where employee experience comes in.  If it’s the first time hearing this term, you might be wondering what it’s […]

Why Active Listening Is Important in the Workplace

Good communication is everything. It can make a huge difference in an office, organization, or home. Co-workers depend on it to become productive. Meanwhile, leaders rely on it to make wise decisions. Couples even use it to relate to each other well. It’s a key component to the success of any business. Good listening can […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Doing a Job Analysis for HRM

The hiring process is an integral part of human resource management (HRM). Of course, before you can attract top talent, you need to define the job. This procedure, referred to as a “job analysis,” helps simplify and fine-tune the pre-employment phase. So, we’ve created this article to serve as a comprehensive guide to conducting a […]

Effectiveness vs Efficiency: Which One Is More Important for Successful Leaders?

Efficiency vs effectiveness. These two big E’s are popularly used by managers, leaders, and CEOs to charter the course of their organization. The success of a company greatly depends on effective leadership. Every business strives to attain its goals and objectives while maintaining a consistent profit. To achieve that, leaders have to realize that efficiency […]

Remote Work Guide: How to Invoice for Hourly Work

58% of freelancers have encountered a client who didn’t pay them, a survey commissioned by PayPal revealed. So, it’s important that you use an effective billing process, especially when you’re paid an hourly rate. Moreover, you must know how to create an invoice for the hours you worked. How Do Companies Establish Compensation for Hourly […]

Tips to Set Up a Workplace Wellness Room

If you work in an office with an open space setting, you might have observed a decline in your productivity, coupled with an uptick in anxiety. These are consequences of a loud, distracting work setting. A stressful workplace can affect the health and wellbeing of employees and consequently lower their productivity rate. Having a wellness […]

Top Employee Appreciation Ideas that Your Workers Will Love

It’s impossible for a company to become successful without the help of its employees. To get a business off the ground, you’ll need a team of talented individuals who will work towards your organization’s goals. However, it takes more than good luck to find and retain the right talent. One of the best ways to […]

Top 12 Best Stress Relieving Games: Games That Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Statistics show that the workplace is the number one source of stress for a majority of American adults. People are constantly under a lot of work pressure with 46% claiming workload to be the main cause of stress.  Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Depending on the source of the stress, you can have difficulty sleeping […]

Working Remotely? Regular Exercise Is Proven to Increase Productivity

Have you been working remotely since the start of the pandemic? Has the experience been good? Perhaps, you’ve realized that it’s not as fun as you initially thought. Managing your time can be challenging, not to mention your domestic responsibilities can distract you from focusing on your projects. If you’ve been work from home, you […]

How Much PTO Should You Offer Employees?

Whether you run a large enterprise or a small business, offering your employees a compensation package like paid time off (PTO) makes them feel valued and appreciated. It is one of the best strategies, apart from health insurance, that the human resource department utilizes to attract and retain top talent.  However, how much paid time […]

Change Your Life with These Self Improvement Tips

Everyone wants to be happy. One way to achieve this happiness is through self improvement. You have to be better than you were yesterday. You have to grow to that point in your life where you can look back and say, “I’m proud of how far I’ve come.” Putting in the effort required to improve […]