Career Tips

How Employers View Counteroffers

You’ve just accepted a great new job offer. The only problem is now your current employer is offering an enticing counteroffer to make you stay. As many industries struggle to find the qualified candidates they seek, businesses are increasingly fighting to retain key staff members by making counteroffers. However, just because they’re willing to do…

3 Tips for Taking Advantage of Company Incentives

Top workforce challenges that employers will be prioritizing in 2019 include attracting and retaining top talent, training and employee engagement, according to the 2018 MRINetwork Performance Management Study. With increased focus on these areas, the MRINetwork poll revealed that many of the best programs employers have to offer are the same ones that workers desire. The…

Leveraging Your Strengths to Maximize Leadership Potential

Everyone is born with certain innate talents, capabilities and strengths that make them who they are, many of which are characteristic of leadership. Be it attention to detail, critical thinking, attentiveness, or clearly explaining complicated concepts, there’s no one else quite like you, to paraphrase Fred Rogers. Leveraging your personal strengths at work often translates…

5 Ways to Stay Engaged Under Poor Leadership

Workers enthused about what they do for a living tend to be happier and perform their best work. Yet as several polls suggest, many Americans can’t help but feel disconnected in their occupations – a problem exacerbated by overbearing bosses, or poor leadership from the president or CEO. An estimated 85 percent of employees consider…

4 Ways to Demonstrate Leadership in a Non-Management Role

Whether you’re just starting out with a new company or you’re a seasoned veteran looking to demonstrate your value, few qualities have the same impact as strong leadership. Leadership qualities–such as introducing new strategies or energizing staff to feel more connected with their work–lead to positive results that can be evidenced in a variety of…

How Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Candidacy

Before the rise of social networks like Facebook and Instagram, job seekers did not have a digital footprint to consider when applying for a job. Today, 73 percent of Americans use more than one of the eight major social media platforms, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. The average user in the U.S. regularly…

How to Stay Motivated During Times of Change and Uncertainty

Organizational and business strategy changes are an integral part of the working world. Revising workflows, modifying strategies and hiring new talent are all necessary adjustments that are parts of the ebb and flow of any successful company. Ultimately, change is the means by which organizations keep up with advancements in technology, variations in the job…

How to Stay Engaged & the Benefits of Being Motivated

During times of change in the office, it can be hard to keep your eye on the prize.  Remember, change is often necessary for progress.  In fact, a stagnant workflow can lead to decline in creativity, production and innovation. Improve your satisfaction and productivity, while improving the company’s bottom line, by embracing change, challenging yourself and finding…

How Company Benefits Can Motivate You to Remain Engaged

Did you know that 75 percent of employees prefer increased benefits rather than a raise? If you’re someone who finds more value and motivation in things like employee development, tuition reimbursement and even wellness programs, these figures from Glassdoor’s Q3 2015 Employment Confidence Survey probably don’t come as a surprise. However, if you are someone principally driven…