4 Ways to Become Irreplaceable to Your Boss

One of the best ways to remain employed and climb the professional ladder is to become an indispensable employee. Becoming the go-to problem solver or the person who can be relied on to execute any task successfully is a sure-fire way to get your boss to notice you and fight hard to keep you happy. After all, don’t we all want to impress our managers and be invaluable to an organization?.

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How to Build Trust With Your Employees

A team without trust is a team without function. If managers don’t trust their employees, they’ll spend too much time looking over shoulders and breathing down necks, rather than empowering employees to succeed. If employees don’t trust their managers, they’ll be less inclined to follow directions or stay motivated through tough times. And if employees don’t trust one another, you can say goodbye to collaborative work of any kind. This is a recipe for a toxic workplace and declining business performance..

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How to Source Passive Candidates as a Freelance Recruiter

Sourcing passive candidates aren’t just about finding them. It’s also about screening and engaging those candidates in conversations..

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5 Reasons Why Your Job Search Feels Hopeless

Are you in the process of searching for a new job? Are you giving it your all, going to interviews, and still having no luck? The job search can be overwhelming, especially when you’re interviewing but not landing a position. That can be a blow to your self-esteem which leaves you wondering, “What’s wrong with me? Am I in the wrong field? Will anyone ever hire me?” It’s time to get some perspective. Chances are there’s nothing wrong with you at all. You’re probably a great candidate with a lot to offer the right company. So why aren’t you getting a job?.

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Remote work is “the new norm”

We know the number of freelancers is on the rise, but more than half (55%) of hiring managers agree that remote work among full-time permanent employees is becoming more common, too. Many of the 1,000 hiring managers surveyed said that they expect up to 38% of their full-time staff will be working remotely in the next decade, according to Upwork’s Future Workforce Report..

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3 Personality Types That Can Lead to Success or Unemployment

We all know that a business is only as successful as the people running it. Employees are every company’s most valuable asset, and every employer has their own unique list of must-haves and nice-to-haves when hiring. Some are universal (detail orientation, good communication skills, ability to take direction), while others are specific to the role or industry..

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Why Millennials Aren’t Taking Their Vacation Days

Millennials are quickly becoming the largest generation in the workforce, but there is a growing trend among them that varies from their older coworkers. They’re using less of their vacation days because they feel afraid to ask for them and guilty using them, enter “vacation-shaming.” It seems younger employees feel “vacation-shaming” from their bosses and coworkers, and believe they’re being indirectly discouraged from taking time off..

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The Best Songs for Focus and Productivity

Every day, there’s something new and sinister that robs me of my focus and productivity. I’ve written about this before and offered my advice on how to stop distractions dead in their tracks. …but they keep on coming back. So one tool that I use to be laser-focused and productive while I write is playing a handful of songs and artists on repeat. (And I do it quite loudly too… the neighbours haven’t complained—yet).

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How Transparency Can Boost Employee Morale

In the workplace, this is especially true for millennials, who are more driven by transparency and meaningful work than any generation before them. In fact, half of millennials say they’d take a pay cut in exchange for work that matches their values, while 90 percent want to use their skills for good causes. As for the matter of transparency, Engine reports millennials want performance feedback from their managers 71 times a year!.

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5 Advantages of Hiring Through a Recruitment Agency

Many industry commentators have long been forecasting the decline of agencies, in the face of growing competition from job boards, internal recruitment teams and social networking, but the industry continues to grow, and offer an important route for sourcing the best talent. Newer sourcing or attraction models may seem to preclude the third party recruiter, whilst client and candidate expectations change and evolve in line with technology, but there remains a core need for recruiting specialists to find talent for companies, and to help that talent become hireable..

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