A Definitive Guide to Online Reputation Management

by The KISSmetrics Team - on Apr 1st 2013 - 1 Comment

There are a lot of misconceptions about online reputation management. Some people think it’s just social media monitoring, while others believe it has something to do with public relations, and still others literally have no idea how it can impact business and sales. In this guide, I’m going to explain the role of online reputation...

50 Highest Rated CEOs For 2013

by The Glassdoor Team - on Mar 26th 2013 - 2 Comments

Glassdoor has released its annual report of the 50 Highest Rated CEOs* for 2013 based on feedback from employees. GUESS WHO TAKES TOP HONOUR THIS YEAR. ARE YOU SURPRISED? LEAVE US A COMMENT BELOW. How this works: CEO approval ratings are calculated similar to Presidential approval ratings; employees are asked: “Do you approve or disapprove...

Why Investing In Administrative Staff Is An Investment In Your Company

by The Glassdoor Team - on Mar 26th 2013 - No Comments

Are you interested in boosting company profits? Improving employee productivity and morale? Increasing employee retention and reducing sick days? If the answer is yes, read on and leave us a comment below this post. The secret to achieving these goals is to provide solid and professional development opportunities for your administrative...

8 SEO Tips to Optimize Your WordPress Website

by Elin Kilicarslan - on Mar 20th 2013 - 1 Comment

For the past few years, I’ve used WordPress for most of my website designs. Not only is it easy to use, but as it’s an open source platform, it has lots of plugins that help me optimize my clients’ websites for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you haven’t heard of WordPress (which planet have you been on?), it is...

7 Forces That Impact Your Business and Life

by David Bullock - on Mar 20th 2013 - 1 Comment

I was tooling around YouTube and I found this video by Anthony Robbins. He makes some very good points. As business owners, we have to be on high alert to the changes that are every present in the marketplace. Forms Of Change To Be Aware Of: New Competition In The Marketplace New Technology New Legislation New Regulations New Marketing...

Dealing with Social Media Criticism: Deflect, Defy, Defend?

by The KISSmetrics Team - on Mar 6th 2013 - 1 Comment

From vitriolic social media tag clouds to unhappy customer videos gone viral, it’s no secret that people are shouting about the poor service they receive to anyone in the social sphere who will listen. But whether you’re a Fortune 500 CEO or part of a growing mom and pop store, the way you handle social media complaints says a lot...

A Marketing Process That Never Fails

by David Bullock - on Mar 2nd 2013 - 2 Comments

The more things change the more things stay the same. Communication Technology is moving us to the place where now our reach as SMEs is vast and fast. Look at the progression of the way that media has been used to influence not only our buying but also the way we “choose” our leadership. This process has been going on for...

VIDEO: Should Yahoo! Have Banned Telecommuting?

by The Glassdoor Team - on Feb 28th 2013 - 1 Comment

It was only last week that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she confirmed the decision to ban their employees from telecommuting, with an internal email sent by Jacqueline Reses, their Head of HR. Not a popular lady I’m sure. WATCH THIS VIDEO: 5 Steps to Create the World’s Best Workplace Do you think people should...

5 Ways To Be More Memorable When Networking

by The Glassdoor Team - on Feb 17th 2013 - No Comments

Quick. Say something memorable about yourself, on the spot, in less than 15 seconds. Now come up with another – and then smile professionally, right in front of a bunch of strangers. That’s your mandate at the next professional association, MeetUp or chamber mixer. Your introduction ought to build on your personal brand, and it might...

Office Affairs: Who’s Responsible?

by The Glassdoor Team - on Feb 17th 2013 - No Comments

Back in the days of the Palm Pilot, it was affixed to me just like my cell phone. Living without it to manage my calendar and my life was a big, big issue. I have what I refer to as a “control problem” when it comes to my time. I’m casual on the surface but organized when it comes to meetings, events, and work relationships in my...

10 Signs it’s Time to Quit Your Job

by The Glassdoor Team - on Feb 16th 2013 - No Comments

Is your current job leaving you feeling blue? Some say all good things must come to an end, but in the case of a bad job, it’s best not to put off your departure. In spite of the economy, there are still plenty of other jobs available that make you happy. (Yes, even in this economy.) While everyone has a bad day at work, it’s important...

4 Ways to Increase Employee Retention

by The Glassdoor Team - on Jan 29th 2013 - 2 Comments

We all know that employees are the most expensive investment for an organization. With an estimated 20 million U.S. employees changing jobs in the past year, employers are shelling out over 2 trillion dollars to cover the expense. There are a number of reasons cited for employees leaving their job for new adventures including lack of...

7 Employment Branding Tips

by The Glassdoor Team - on Jan 29th 2013 - 2 Comments

As an employer, everything you do expresses your employment brand. Your employment brand is the aggregate of all of the things that employees, potential employees and their networks experience and learn about your company. Product quality, company reputation, desirability as a place to work, executive images, employment policies, benefits,...

Dealing With Bad Bosses

by The Glassdoor Team - on Jan 29th 2013 - 5 Comments
How to Deal With a Difficult Boss

In a perfect world, you love your job and your boss. But often times it’s one or the other. If you enjoy your position at a company, but can’t say the same about your supervisor, there are ways to manage your manager short of quitting. “You have to determine if it’s an isolated situation or if it’s a pattern,” says Stephen...

The “Connectivity Factor”

by Sonya Gill - on Jan 24th 2013 - 1 Comment

Spam is a four-letter word synonymous with annoyance and eye-rolling. We’re all familiar with it; no matter how often we change passwords, something always slips through the cracks and we’re looking at emails from pharmaceutical companies or scams to wire money overseas. Unfortunately, social networks are far from exempt to spammers...


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