How to assess culture in the job process

As the business environment continues to diversify, more and more people are having an issue with finding the right cultural fit in their hiring process. They might have a candidate that is used to an environment where they are very independent or have flexible hours, and their environment might require lots of team collaboration and need its team members to be in the office Monday through Friday. As a manager, how do you make sure you are asking the right questions to avoid a false start? As a candidate, how can you make sure this is the right environment for your career advancement? Read more

Learning to be thankful this holiday season

We have a lot to be thankful for. If you are reading this, it probably means you are inside a warm building, or at least have access to one with not only electricity and heat, but wifi. Many in our world do not. Why then is it so easy to become ungrateful so easily in our jobs and lives? Read more

Ways to get your office involved in your community

As the holidays near, and shops begin to post all their holiday sales and promos, opportunities also begin to open more in your local community. With so many still struggling to make ends meet, local non-profits are needing help in filling shelves, and filling volunteer spots. With business typically slowing down around the holidays, there is more bandwidth in the office for community activities. Looking for some ways to get your office involved? Here are some ideas to get you started: Read more

Dealing with office politics

It’s election season, which means for many of us, a time where the political talk is at an all-time high. While it may all be over the second week of November, office politics rarely end. Whether you are in a healthy office environment or not, office politics are involved in some way. So, how do we avoid the negative side of office politics? Our HR experts weighed in, and suggest the following tips: Read more