Want to get in the head of your remote workforce? First you'll need to better understand what they're up against; what drives them, what puzzles them, and what (sometimes) prevents them from fully integrating into your team.
Numerous studies have shown that remote workers are more productive, more loyal, and work longer hours than their office-bound counterparts. In fact, a recent study saw productivity READ MORE
Remote work vs. engagement: the trick to motivating your remote workforce
The modern worker is no longer impressed by unlimited coffee and a window office. To stay competitive, smart companies are reimagining the traditional workspace, incorporating everything from pool tables and game rooms to outdoor work zones and full-sized restaurant replicas.
Check out these 10 innovative companies taking their offices to the next level:
The 10 Trendiest Offices in Dallas-Fort Worth
1. Raising Cane’s
Offbeat: that’s the word that comes to mind when describing Raising Cane’s Dallas headquarters.
New job, new salary, new...vacation policy? More and more, companies are using so-called ‘unlimited vacation’ as a recruitment strategy - but what does it really mean? Are you actually winning in this deal?
In all likelihood, yes - you’ll be coming out ahead. Unlimited vacation policies signal a level of trust that few companies are willing to impart. In that sense, you’ve found a good place to build a career.
But if you’re already busy mentally planning your next five trips, you may want to think again. It’s a tricky situation - unlimited vacation was likely one of the deciding factors when you accepted your offer, and you certainly want to make good use of it. On the other hand - you don’t want to be that person. Where do you draw the line?
The unspoken rules of unlimited vacation
In the age of elaborate – and frankly extravagant – perks, it can be tempting to simply throw money at benefits. Funds permitting, you may be lured into following Google’s lead by offering on-site massages and chef-crafted lunches. But is that really the best use of your money?
According to recent surveys, 60% of candidates consider benefits as a crucial element in their job decision process. This begs the question, exactly which perks pay off in the long run? Although most employees are motivated by unlimited vacation and a well-stocked fridge, are those truly the benefits that will keep your workers happy? How about loyal? Productive and fulfilled?
Not all perks are made equal. Find out which benefits work best for hiring and reten...
Which perks work (and which hurt)
Is your company talking about ‘Unconscious Incompetence’ yet? This learning-related phenomenon is a growing concern for employers, and it’s likely impacting the long-term success of your career.
The term refers to an invisible, creeping decline of skills and knowledge that occurs throughout every level of a company’s workforce. As technologies change, products and services evolve, and employees – particularly those who are 10+ years out of college – move further away from formal education, individuals’ relative competencies tend to decrease. A lack of awareness allows this decline to grow exponentially, and individuals, teams, and entire companies can become unconsciously incompetent as a result.
Simply put, Unconscious Incompetence stems from all of the things that you (and your coworkers) don’t know that you don’t know. And what you don’t know can harm you.
So how can you keep up with critical skills that you don’t know you lack?
Is Conscious Competence the Key to Success?
Everyone’s least favorite interview question has been banned in California. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into legislation a law prohibiting Hiring Managers, Employers, and Recruiters from asking any questions pertaining to past salary or benefits.
The law, AB-168, aims to narrow the wage gap in California by eliminating a well-known source of racial and gender discrimination - one’s salary history. Taking cues from recent legislation in New...
Making the Salary History Ban Work For You