10 Affordable Employee Appreciation Day Ideas (and 3 to Avoid)


Since 1995, the first Friday in March has been celebrated as Employee Appreciation Day. Unlike Labor Day, Employee Appreciation Day is specifically for employers to honor their employees.  Studies have shown that showing appreciation increases the employer’s retention rates, which then increases productivity rates and saves the company money. It also keeps employees happy and… Read more »

Pros and Cons to Remote Work

Pros and Cons of Remote Work

Employers and employees everywhere are now reconsidering remote work.  No matter how you feel about it, remote work is here to stay. According to Ladders.com, 25% of all employment in North America will be remote by the end of 2022 and will increase in 2023. Here’s what it is and whether it may or might… Read more »

Job-Hopping: the Pros and Cons

Job-Hopping: the Pros and Cons

Job-hopping used to be considered the worst thing possible for your career. One of the unwritten rules of work culture used to be that to avoid looking unreliable, you should stay at least a few years at a new job, even if you hate it. That’s changing.   What is Job Hopping “Job-hopping” is traditionally… Read more »

How to Love the Job You Have

How to Love Your Job

Do you love the job you have? Most people don’t. While no job is perfect, sometimes, for whatever reason, you can’t leave a job you don’t like. Whether it’s bills, family, or other responsibilities, it’s rare to have never been between a career figurative rock and a hard place. We’ve all had terrible jobs, whether… Read more »

9 Ways to Get a Job Without Experience

9 Ways to Get a Job Without Experience

“Get a job without experience, but you need the experience to get the job!” We’ve all encountered the terrible experience-job paradox. It’s a Catch-22, which can feel incredibly frustrating, particularly when you’re just starting out. While you may feel limited in the traditional ideas of what amounts to “work experience”, just know that you’re not… Read more »

5 Ways to Spot a Toxic Workplace Before You Take the Job

5 Ways to Spot a Toxic Workplace Before You Take the Job

Most people aren’t thinking of avoiding a toxic workplace when they’re offered a job interview. Why would we? Interviews make us hopeful. Job searching is already a difficult job all by itself, but once you’re hired it’s a different situation. As Robert Glazer, author of “Performance Partnerships” wrote, “No matter how great the title, the… Read more »

60+ Best Interview Questions To Ask Candidates

60+ Best Questions to Ask Candidates

Interviews are the worst. Much like first dates, everyone is on their best behavior. No one is showing their faults. That makes it hard for anyone to figure out what the other person is really like on a daily basis. Job interviews are the same way. The candidate is usually nervous, which doesn’t help. You… Read more »

Top 5 Hiring Trends in 2022

Top 5 Hiring Trends for 2022

Predicting hiring trends in 2022 is difficult, considering what we’ve all been going through. The only constant in this economy has been that it keeps changing. We’ve been changing to adapt, to lockdown, to open up, and so on. These past two years have been a whirlwind of change across all industries and it doesn’t… Read more »

How to Ask for a Raise – and Get it

Asking for a raise can feel like a delicate social situation. Using our step-by-step method, you can use your past successes, strong work ethic, and industry knowledge to prove why they should invest in you. It may not be easy or feel socially comfortable, but we’re going to consider the entire picture. You did the… Read more »