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When you think about the perfect workplace, what comes to mind? For some, it may be fellow employees playing volleyball in a sand court just outside the office doors like Google. Or perhaps you think of employees sitting around on bean bags brainstorming ideas and finding solutions to problems in an open office environment. Maybe you are even alone, sitting on the beach with your laptop, working in between quick dips in the ocean. Most people fantasize about the perfect job, the best place to work, following their passions and harnessing collaborative energies to do something meaningful. Or you may just dream of winning the lottery every day.January 23
Nearly 70 percent of American workers are satisfied with the conditions of their workplace, according to an unscientific online survey conducted by SurePayroll. It’s a sharp contrast to other recent surveys that have concluded Americans are deeply unhappy at work.January 19
Interviewing someone is one of those tasks that might seem easy until you get in the room and all you can think of is, “So, tell me about yourself.”January 16
If an employee of your company is part of the military, you should be proud of this person’s bravery and patriotism. At the same time, if this person is taking a “military leave” you need to know your rights as an employer as well as any laws that govern the decisions you can make.January 12
Finding the right job can be one of the most difficult and important aspects of your general satisfaction with life. A bad fit between employer and employee can create a lot of stress for both parties. The right job at the right company, on the other hand, can give someone a real sense of purpose and accomplishment.January 12
Sometimes the biggest obstacle to hiring someone is just not being able to find the time to get it done. Writing the job description, posting it, screening resumes, interviewing candidates, interviewing candidates again and then finally bringing them on board and making sure you’re compliant with various new hire laws is a lot of work.