If a staff member is grieving

July 29, 2022
The workplace functions on elements that are naturally in opposition to anyone trying to heal; it demands and prizes focus, productivity and the ability to keep emotion out of all processes. But stepping around a colleague’s difficulties, in most situations, is not the best way to deal with it. Here are some basic governing principles to adhere to when someone’s going through a dark time.

4 workforce planning tools and how to use them

July 22, 2022
Strategic workforce planning is a means of helping an organization fulfill its “big picture” goals. But a business first must know where it is going before it can build the right workforce to take it there.

And/or: Well, it depends

July 19, 2022
The poor use of language in employment agreements will keep employment lawyers busy forever. But imprecise wording can sink more than contracts.

Should you stay put in this economy?

July 13, 2022
While it’s true many workers landed better paychecks and benefits during 2020 and 2021, the financial downturn has recently led to company layoffs and hiring freezes, leaving jittery workers wondering if they should stay put.

Is the news ruining your productivity?

July 13, 2022
In a world addicted to doom-scrolling, those who can step away from all the bad news are more calm, centered, logical and productive. Here are steps to take now.

9 negotiating mistakes you’re making

July 13, 2022
Be mindful of these common pitfalls in your next process.

‘Uh-oh… did I talk too much?’

July 13, 2022
After a social occasion, do you find yourself thinking over things you said, moments or vibes in the conversation, and cringing or feeling self-conscious? Maybe you’re thinking that you talked too much? To deconstruct your tendency to evaluate your performance—and regularly conclude that you were lacking somehow—ask yourself three questions.

Planning: a basic building block of mental health

July 13, 2022
Not only does it feel good to look forward to something, it turns out that it’s also very important for mental health. Here are a few benefits of drawing up even the simplest tangible plan for a future event or activity.

Hope is not a strategy

July 13, 2022
There are several traps into which businesses often fall.

The lesson of Amazon’s ‘flywheel’

July 13, 2022
“Amazon’s retail flywheel is famous,” writes John Rossman in the book Think Like Amazon. “Yet what is it exactly?”