• 10 Effective Technologies to Make Recruiting Easier

    Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What tech has helped you the most in your recruiting and talent management, and why has it been so effective? The answers below are provided by Young Entrepreneur Counc […]

  • The Secret to Higher Retention: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Retention is difficult, often because the key drivers that keep employees from leaving can be hard to uncover. Even when it seems like every need is met — even when employees earn competitive salaries, engage in challenging work, and collaborate with supportive team members — turnover can be a problem. But perhaps the mystery of retention is not as deep as it seems. The psychological and sociological factors determining whether employees stay or leave may lie beneath the surface, but someone has already ... […]

  • 8 Things to Accomplish During Your Company's Summer Slowdown

    After months of navigating the hard slog, it can be tempting to kick back and coast when your workload wanes during the inevitable summer slowdown. Taking steps to avoid burnout is all well and good, but is doing the bare minimum really the best use of your time in this quiet season? The truth is, these slow weeks virtually free of meetings and deadlines present a great opportunity ... […]

  • Cash Bonuses Won't Get Your Employees Motivated — But Experiential Rewards Might

    We all want motivated, loyal, and productive employees. We want our workers to go the extra mile, to genuinely care about their roles, and to strive continuously to improve. We also know that a great way to incentivize and empower our employees to meet these expectations is to provide them with the right rewards. But do we really know what our employees want when it comes to recognition? Money has long been the go-to answer, but recent studies cast doubt on ... […]

  • 5 Reasons to Have a Separate Bank Account for Your Side Hustle

    If you can't cut any more expenses from your budget but you're still falling short of your financial goals, it's time to make more money. A side hustle can be a great way to earn that extra cash — and it could even turn into a major source of income that helps you achieve financial wellness. One of the biggest mistakes side hustlers make, though, is not separating their personal and business accounts. I know from personal experience. When I first started […]

  • Burnout Is Now an Official Diagnosis — and Your Company Cannot Afford to Ignore It

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified burnout as an official "occupational phenomenon." While that doesn't mean burnout is a medical condition, it does mean WHO sees burnout as a specific syndrome above and beyond simply feeling tired after work. According to ... […]

  • 14 Helpful Hints to Streamline Your Hiring Process

    Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What technology or personal system do you use to streamline the hiring process? How does it help? The answers below are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an ... […]

  • Get Personal: How to Give Employees the Holistic Wellness Benefits They Crave

    Nearly half of all American workplaces offer some kind of health or wellness program to employees, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. This is encouraging news, but simply having a wellness program is not, in and of itself, enough. Organizations must ensure their wellness programs support ... […]

  • Get Your Tech Employees Involved in the Process — Plus 2 Other Tips to Help You Hire More Tech Talent

    Tech positions are some of the most in-demand roles, with 5 million IT jobs expected to be added to the global market by 2027. Filling these jobs, however, is not easy. By some estimates, the average conversion rate from resume shortlisting to offer is a paltry 2-4 percent for tech roles. The competition for tech talent ... […]

  • Are You Still Hiring Like It's 2009?

    Many small and mid-sized businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed. With unemployment under 4 percent, the talent market is as competitive as it has been in 50 years — but unfortunately, many small businesses haven't updated their hiring procedures in a decade. In fact, businesses often approach the talent market as if it were still the height of the Great Recession, when unemployment was triple what it is today. At that time, employers had far more leverage in the hiring process, which meant ... […]