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By Anisa Purbasari Horton – Fast Company An open office is supposed to have many benefits: fostering collaboration, creativity, and reducing unnecessary digital communication. But as many Fast Company readers pointed out, the layout brings a set of problems. “Nonstop distractions. I can hardly ever work uninterrupted for more than a few minutes at a… read more

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By Paul Slezak – RecruitLoop It’s coming up to that time of the year again – it’s performance review season. And whilst there is plenty of advice out there for employees on how to prepare for their mid-year or annual performance review (depending on where you are in the world), it’s just as important for… read more

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By Michael Heller – Social Hire You can’t avoid conducting performance reviews and employee evaluations, but there is certainly room for improvement. As a manager, you probably don’t like giving them and it’s no surprise that only 55% of respondents in a recent study stated that these performance processes had a positive impact on the… read more

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By Nicholas Pearce – Harvard Business Review Having a great boss is a potentially life-changing gift. On the other hand, many of us know firsthand that having a bad boss can cause a lot of drama, headaches, and stress. While it’s easy to love the great bosses and flee the bad ones, there’s one kind… read more

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by Russell Smith – IFP All business managers aim to lead by example, so what examples should you be setting? Inspiring colleagues to follow your processes and methodologies is an effective tool for developing a work environment that both supports and facilitates your goals. But not every example you set is guaranteed to be a… read more

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By Kat Boogaard – theMuse Whether you consider this fact disheartening or motivating, you can’t deny its truth: You probably spend more time with your co-workers than you do with anyone else. When you’re in the office at least 40 hours per week, the people you work with become a big part of your life…. read more

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By Christian Spielman-PSI Most people know that it’s important to hire good leaders. There are all kinds of positive outcomes associated with focusing on hiring great talent. But what happens if you don’t? A poor hiring decision at the leadership level can be detrimental to your company. Consider these five side effects of hiring a… read more