Tips for Discussing Career Goals With Your Boss

Discussing your career goals with your supervisor can be intimidating. After all, you don’t want your boss to think you are looking for another job or trying to take over their position. However, this is an important conversation to have, and with the right approach everybody wins. Here are five best practices to follow. Set… Read More »

Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

You have wonderful employees and you want to recognize them. But, what if large paychecks and lucrative benefits aren’t an option? Here are 65 ways to say thank you without breaking your budget. Individual Rewards Handwritten thank-you notes Thank-you text messages or emails Thank-you videos Special recognition certificates or plaques Milestone awards Bonuses Extra vacation… Read More »

Important Topics Leaders Should Cover When Meeting With Their Team

Staff meetings are important to keep everyone focused, involved and committed. But unfortunately, meetings have a reputation for being unproductive, long and boring. Best-selling author and former general manager of Hewlett-Packard, Patty Azzarello, argues that companies need to stop having “status meetings” and move into higher-value conversations. So, how can a leader change the meeting… Read More »

Developing a Successful Working Relationship With Your Boss

There are good bosses and bad bosses. Hopefully, you work for the former. However, for better or worse, it is important to address your working relationship with your supervisor. You will interact with this individual day in and day out. Regular tense encounters are bound to increase your stress level and to decrease your job… Read More »

Four Important Questions to Ask on Your First Day of Work

The first day of work can be daunting for anyone, but as a new employee, you need to feel comfortable asking questions. New employees must become acclimated to a new set of rules, environment and co-workers, and asking questions can prevent any potential confusion. Most of the time, your co-workers and supervisors will expect you… Read More »

Make Your Temporary Employees Feel Part of the Team

We all know the importance of team building. A strong sense of belonging and being part of a team makes employees work harder and keeps them happier. The challenge some managers face is helping their temp employees feel like part of the team. Oftentimes, managers overlook the importance of inspiring engagement in temporary workers. But… Read More »

Stand Out on Your First Day of Work

Do you remember your first day of high school? Butterflies in the stomach, clumsy introductions and getting lost on the way to homeroom? Starting a new job can sometimes feel like you’re reliving that moment of awkward adolescence. But remember, you’ve grown a lot since then! And if you follow these tips, you’ll be totally… Read More »

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette Corporate holiday parties can be a great way for companies to wind down at the end of the year, toast successes, and launch new goals for the coming quarters. They can also be an excellent way to make a fool out of yourself in front of co-workers… Read More »

Want To Make Employees Happy? Help Them Volunteer.

Want To Make Employees Happy? Help Them Volunteer. Aventure Chief Operating Officer, Stacia Lenz, recently published an article in Siouxland Woman that addresses the growing desire for local companies and employees to give back to their community. “Employees many times struggle with a balance between their day-to-day job functions and the ability to integrate themselves… Read More »

Poised for Workplace Change: The Art of Effective Posturing

Lost teammates. New teammates. Different job responsibilities, company objectives, corporate goals. New leadership. New management. New software. So many ways to say the same thing: Change. As a company that deals fairly exclusively in change, we get it. Every position we fill and every candidate we place is the catalyst for Something New. We understand… Read More »