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To attract and keep top talent in 2020, do these 7 things

Make no bones about it: one of the best reasons to have a hiring strategy in 2020 is to minimize the risk of making a poor hire — both from the candidate’s perspective and yours. A poor hire or wrong fit costs an enterprise dollars and wastes time in the short term, and can damage […]

11 Surprising (and not so surprising) jobs that introverts will love [2020]

When your co-workers gossip about their weekend, do you reach for your noise-cancelling headphones? Love the thought of working undisturbed from home, or in your own office with a closed door? Hate the idea of big crowds and small talk? Then you, my friend, are likely to be an introvert, (and also a quiet achiever) […]

12 Common Business Etiquette Errors and How to Fix Them [2020]

With most people aspiring to work in a relaxed office environment where bean bags and doona days and bringing your pets to work is considered the norm. While this new generation of workplaces is great for staff, how is a relaxed environment perceived by customers and clients? Are they tempted to think that a relaxed […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

5 Best Gifts for Employees in 2020 [Especially useful for Freelancers and Remote Work]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially between the loneliness, distractions, and lack of a bath. […]

Employee Time Theft: The Samurai Way to Stop It

“I’m working on it and I will send it to you soon.” “Oh, it slipped my mind!” “I’ll start working on that within a few minutes.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough time to do that.” You’ve probably heard at least some of these statements from one or two of your employees. Unfortunately, no matter […]

10 kickass tips to help you stay focused while working remotely

Let’s face it, working remotely sounds like the perfect job situation. As long as you meet your deadlines, you can pretty much do what you like, when you like, where you like. Sleep in until late? Check!Work in your pyjamas? Check!Work from anywhere that has good internet? Check!Have breakfast cereal for lunch? Check!Nap whenever you […]

8 Steps to Flawlessly Introduce a Time Tracker to Your Team

Introducing a time tracker is more of an uphill struggle than a walk in the park. You get either so much love or so much hate from the employees when you present a new practice to them. Things shouldn’t turn out bad, right? After all, you’ve done your research and you’ve chosen the perfect time […]

The 4 Biggest Time Tracker Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

We all don’t like it when there’s a new system or program to implement at work. “Alright, time to make my freelancers hate me,” remarks the boss sarcastically. “What a treat! Another instrument of torment in the nine circles of hell,” thinks the freelancer. Time tracking can be inconvenient for both parties at first, but […]

Warning: Autumn Melancholy, plus Lifehacks to Overcome It

Pumpkin lattes, the changing color of the leaves, caramel apples—there are so many things to love about the fall season! As the weather becomes cooler, you can bring out your favorite sweaters and scarves. If you’re the type of person who hates the sweat and bugs that the summer season brings, then you would be […]