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7 Pitfalls to Avoid in Managing Remote Teams

7 Pitfalls to Avoid in Managing Remote Teams

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rachel Bartee. Her opinions are her own.

Some of the most prominent and successful companies in the world, such as Zapier, Buffer, and Groove, have built a culture out of remote working. Their managers are effective in maintaining the team spirit and the community vibe, although every individual covers the work from home.

However, other companies are having second thoughts about introducing remote teams in their culture. In 2013, Best Buy followed the practice of Reddit and Yahoo by announcing the end of their flexible work program. Read More…


The Non-Recruiters Guide To Hiring Terms

Has a recruiter ever excitedly told you that after rejecting all the job hoppers they’ve found a ‘purple squirrel’ on gardening leave?

Maybe they’ve suggested a Stay interview or Job Shadowing your current CXO level employees before attempting to poach from your competitors?

Before you think they’ve joined Alice and the Mad Hatter in Wonderland, or that they may need a referral to a good therapist, check out these typical recruitment terms and their meanings below: Read More…


How to Get Away With Managing Millennials

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Chloe Taylor. Her opinions are her own.

Did you know that 75% of millennials have a profile on at least one social media network? That’s quite a lot, especially when you consider there are almost 80 million millennials residing within the US alone.

What’s even more interesting is the fact that as many as 55% of them will post at least one selfie every week. And on average – millennials spend at least an hour per week to get that perfect selfie. That’s a full hour of some high quality self-admiration. Read More…


Will Your Employer Brand be Ruined by Social Media? [Infographic]

I can’t even begin to think how many organisations I have dealt with over the years in either my capacity as a recruiter or as a manager of recruiters. But sitting across the table from a business owner, hiring manager or HR manager, the questions “what kind of reputation do we have out there in the market?” and “what do we need to do in order to improve our employer brand?” would come up time and time again.

What kind of reputation does your organisation have out there in the market today? Read More…


Why A Poor Candidate Experience Can Destroy Your Business

I’ve trained literally thousands of ‘rookie’ recruiters in my time, and at some point in their induction I would usually ask them the following question:

Who do you think is more important? The client or the candidate?

After an awkward silence, unfortunately there was usually a clear majority voting for the client.

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How To Make A New Employee's First Day Memorable ... For The Right Reasons

7 Ways To Make A New Employee’s First Day Memorable

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Swati Srivastava  – Content Manager Info Edge India. Her opinions are her own.

What has been your worst ‘first day’ ever?

Perhaps it was at school, college, or your first day at a new job? For me, it was definitely my first day working at a new company in 2008. Read More…

4 Employee Recognition Tips That Don’t Involve a Paybump

4 Employee Recognition Tips That Don’t Involve a Paybump

Editor’s Note: This is a geust post by Adnan Shaffi, the co-founder of His opinions are his own.

Startups don’t scale on their own. Once past the initial stage, the founders need to hire other people to take care of their business for them. Successful entrepreneurs understand the fact that their employees are the backbone of their startup. If you take good care of them, they’ll take good care of your product and your customers.

A few years ago, Kelly Services (one of the world’s largest staffing agencies) surveyed 120,000 employees from all over the world. A shocking 48% said they were unhappy at their current jobs. Unhappiness at work comes from many demotivating factors: limited growth, lack of interest, and poor leadership to name a few. However, being underpaid is often cited as the primary demotivator. Read More…

Why Allowing Social Media At Work Can Help Attract Top Talent

Why Allowing Social Media At Work Can Help Attract Top Talent

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Nancy Grace from Her opinions are her own.

When it comes to employing people, everyone wants the crème de la crème. But no one tells you how best to go about it. And, there are no specific methods to trap these folks. So, what are you supposed to do?

The best shot you have to get people from all over the world looking at your product or service is to have it pop up in a big budget Hollywood movie, certainly not the most viable means for a small/medium sized company. The next best thing would be to leverage a medium that has even more exposure than an average movie, provided you know what you’re doing.

I’m talking about social media.
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8 Ways to Retain Employees After a Merger or Acquisition

8 Ways to Retain Employees After a Merger or Acquisition

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Esperanza Denise from Dissertation Heaven. Her opinions are her own.

One of the major challenges during any merger or acquisition is the retention of key employees.

Often, when companies go through a merger or acquisition, the employees feel insecure about the future of their employment. The ‘fusing’ of two companies often results in the implementation of new policies, procedures and business regulations. This is what makes employees feel insecure about their jobs as they are clueless about how things will turn out inside the ‘combined entity’.

As a result, many employees flee in search of greener pastures.

Here are 8 ways you can retain your top employees after a merger or acquisition: Read More…

12 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Vacation Time

12 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Vacation Time [Infographic]

I’m not going to do another year where I work straight through from January to December without taking any time off”. That’s what I’d said at the beginning of 2015.

Fast forward 12 months and there I was. Beyond exhausted. Absolutely shattered.

2015 had been ‘full on’ and I’d been operating at a crazy pace. There I was … halfway through December and I’d done the exact opposite of what I’d promised myself … again.

So I went home to Australia for a break. Read More…