Work-life Balance

Work Life Balance: Why You Should Insist Your Employees Take Vacation

In 2018 Americans left 768 million vacation days unused, and that number was up by 9% from the year before. And yet, at least a quarter of Americans leave vacation days on the table every year. And 61 percent of them continue to work even when they do take time off. If you manage people,…

Balancing Your Day Job and Your Passion

There is an increasing trend of employees taking up a side job, either to earn extra money or to boost career skills in a field they are passionate about. In fact, a 2019 study found that almost 45 percent of people have side jobs. The benefits of having a side gig or passion project are…

Millennial Burn Out: Myth or Problem?

Millennial Burn Out Stress remains at the root of burnout for everyone. Research from the American Psychological Association shows that millennials have officially become the most stressed generation in the U.S. That same generation will make up 75% of America’s workforce by the year 2025. As a result, we could be looking at an entire…

Flextime: Your Competitive Edge

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 44 percent of working adults said that their current job negatively affects their health. Workplace stress has become more of a problem today than it was a decade ago. Everyone has gone through work-related stress at one point or another in life. Whether the cause of your…

How to Master Chaos and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year feels like a clean slate. But as the holidays fade away and the pace picks back up again, it can be hard to keep those resolutions and goals for 2017. According to Forbes, only 8% of people fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. What can you do to change that?…

Avoid the Email Trap—Tips for Email Productivity

The Trap of Email Productivity The average American worker spends over 30 hours each week checking their email. While email is a modern communication miracle, it can also be a waste of time. Luckily there are a few simple ways to make the time spent in your inbox as productive as possible. Here are a…

How to Capitalize on the Dominant Freelance Workforce

57 million Americans are members of the freelance workforce. What’s more is that the majority of these workers began freelancing by choice, not out of necessity. What’s more is that the majority of these workers began freelancing by choice, not out of necessity.  Understanding why the freelance workforce is dominating the market is important if…

The Raise (and How to Get One)

It’s the one thing most people want, and think they deserve, but never ask for: a raise. Even when they possess the business skills to deserve one, most American workers have balked at asking for an increase in salary. In fact, according to a 2015 US News and World Report article, “How to Ask for…

Productivity in the Workplace: Tips from the Pros

The average person gets interrupted once every eleven minutes throughout the workday.  When these interruptions occur, it can take up to 15 minutes to re-engage with our tasks. While it’s nearly impossible to manage every interruption throughout the day, we can all benefit from productivity in the workplace to ensure we stay on track towards…

5 Challenges of Starting a New Job

The challenges of starting a new job can be daunting, but they don’t have to be. Recognizing and preparing for them in advance can help you reduce your stress and feel at ease in the new role. To help you feel better prepared for your new gig, we decided to help you navigate the Top…