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 »

5 Workplace Cultures Set To Music: What Song Is On Your Company Playlist?

Workplace culture is the culmination of employee engagement, management interaction, public perception, and the success of your bottom line. It can be defined by how your employees communicate with each other, how collaborative your environments are, and what benefits you provide. It can be defined by industry, by region, and by age and stage of… Read More »

Corporate Culture: What Is It and Why Do We Care So Much About It?

Corporate culture. The buzzword has risen to the top of the reading lists for companies and their human resource departments. Suddenly management is obsessed with what it is, why it is important, how to define it, and how to change it. It turns out the first three questions are easy to answer. The last one,… Read More »

6 Low-Cost Gifts Your Coworkers Will Hug (or at least Thank) You For

6 Low-Cost Gifts Your Coworkers

Ahhhh, holidays in the workplace. Whether your office participates in a White Elephant or you sneak around putting gifts on everyone’s desk, holiday gift giving at work is sometimes stressful and expensive. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few ideas that will keep you on the Nice list:… Read More »

10 Tips To Increase Productivity (Starting Now)

We’ve all tried to coax more hours out of the day. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of the 24 that are actually there. Don’t underestimate the power of a break. Just like interval training can have a powerful impact on speed training and calorie burn, taking a breather from your… Read More »

Top Five New Year’s Resolutions: Professional Edition

We all know that January 1st signifies the turning over of a new calendar page and a new leaf in our personal lives. It also serves as an excellent time to review our work objectives and our professional goals. Learn something new. Is there a tool or a skill that would accelerate your advancement or… Read More »