By: Leandra | October 01, 2020

Frustrated Businessman

By: Christina Nguyen


Happy October! October is the first full month of fall, but did you know that it’s also Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month? Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and recognize them in others. Our level of emotional intelligence influences several facets of our everyday personal and interpersonal lives, such as our social skills and the empathy we feel for others.


Since the workplace is an interactive, interdependent setting, emotional intelligence has several pragmatic benefits. A good EQ (emotional quotient) can help us empathize with our teammates and facilitate more cohesive, drama-free teamwork in general.


With how much there is to gain with a high EQ, it’s not too ...

By: Leandra | September 09, 2020

Two Women Talking

Hiring what seems to be the perfect new employee doesn’t mean they’ll automatically have an amazing experience at your business. Even if they raved about how impressed they were with you, the other interviewers, and your business, your first impression isn’t over. There’s also the first impression they’ll form of actually being an employee rather than an outsider meeting with you.


This means your onboarding process needs to be smooth, informative, friendly, welcoming -- overall as conducive as possible to amping up their enthusiasm to stick around. Hiring an employee costs quite a bit and losing them does too, so it’s best to invest in whatever you can to reduce employee churn. This can include implementing certain procedures and using the r...

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