Swift Trust in the Gig Economy

There’s growing evidence that recent growth in U.S. employment has been almost totally the result of an increase in part-time and freelance work. A startling analysis by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University, reported by Dan Kopf in Quartz, lays out a stark reality:

Trendsetting Companies That Are Nailing Employee Recognition

The American workplace has changed. For better or worse, hiring the right people is no longer the holy grail it used to be—it’s just a start. Now, more than ever, employee recognition is a key ingredient for reduced turnover, increased profitability, and overall success.

The Leadership Series: How to Stay Positive for Your Organization Despite the Uncertainty of 2017

The world’s greatest leaders demonstrate great strength of purpose, tolerance, empathy, and endurance ― all of the characteristics of staying positive through uncertainty.

How to Reduce Employee Attrition Before You Lose Profits

High employee attrition costs way more than you think. A study by the Center for American Progress recently found that the cost of employee turnover for a single worker can add up to more than 16 percent of their annual salary, and for un-salaried employees it can come to a whopping 213 percent of their wage especially when it comes to individuals with specialized training.

13 Super Simple Ways to Show Employee Appreciation Without Breaking the Bank

According to a study by Gallup, “The number one reason most Americans leave their job is that they don’t feel appreciated. In fact, 65% of people surveyed said they got no recognition for good work this year.” It seems simple enough—if you show your employees you appreciate them, they will in turn be more engaged and less inclined to leave your organization. However, finding unique and inexpensive ways to appreciate employees has gotten increasingly difficult as recognition programs have...

8 Easy, Unique, and Fulfilling Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to simultaneously thank employees while giving back to the community. Instead of hosting your annual office potluck, dedicate a day before the actual holiday to head out with coworkers to take part in some selfless and charitable thanksgiving ideas.

How to Manage a Growing Business: Insightful Quotes from 7 Famous CEOs

Scaling a company in today's complex economic climate is much more than simply adding headcount, expanding your sales strategy, and implementing the right systems. Making the decision to scale up your growing business typically involves equal parts excitement and fear. It is a necessity for leaders to be adequately prepared to grow a healthy business. The first step is being properly educated and aware of the numerous factors that can work against your growing company.

Master Project Scope Management with Three Simple Steps

It’s inevitable. The most challenging aspect of project management is trying to define the specifications or, the scope of the project. A quality project scope defines all expectations from day one to completion—the deliverables, tasks, deadlines and required resources associated with the lifecycle of a project. Accurately determining scope is the biggest challenge for many organizations and can pose large risks if managed improperly.

The Guide to Handling Difficult Clients: Part Two

Continuing to serve a client that has a negative impact on your business is serious and compromises more than team morale. It risks bringing down your business altogether.

The Guide to Handling Difficult Clients: Part One

Clients — we love them. We need them. And sometimes they ask for so much, we wonder, “Is this still worth it?”