Why Remote Workplaces Fail

WRITTEN BY Meredith Haberfeld SEP 28, 2015 @ 07:00 AM Founder and CEO of ThinkHuman, a consultancy that advises organizations on employee engagement, team performance, and culture. The number of remote workers across the country is rising like a tidal wave. But too many organizations are failing at making it work. The… Read More

The Dangers of Blind Spots

By Meredith Haberfeld founder and CEO of ThinkHuman, a management consulting company.       JUL 14, 2015 @ 12:13 PM We all know blind spots are dangerous when we’re changing lanes at 60 MPH on the highway. When you’ve got a blind spot killing your company culture, it can… Read More

Your HR Department Is Having an Identity Crisis

Forget payroll and benefits, and say hello to happiness and culture . . . by Rebecca Greenfield – June 24, 2015 — 1:45 PM EDT For two years, Marti Wolf was human resources director at MailChimp. As of March, she got a new title, chief culture officer, and the new HR director reports to her. In… Read More

Rewire Your Brain for Greater Happiness

Happiness Hack — for Individuals and OrganizationsCo-authored by Dr. Amalea Seelig, Psy.D and Meredith Haberfeld, CEO of ThinkHuman. – Posted: 06/11/2015 5:57 pm Complaining. We do it all the time. Most of the time, we don’t even realize we’re doing it. We may have no idea that there’s any reason not to do it. Read More

THREE STEPS TO END OFFICE GOSSIP

SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT REQUIRES TRUTH. ARE YOU WILLING TO HEAR IT? ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES WILLING TO EXPRESS IT? BY MEREDITH HABERFELD – May 11, 2015 | 5:00 AM Gossip not only kills morale; it kills the bottom line. No matter its delivery—an eye roll, whispered caution about a supervisor’s temper, old-fashioned talking… Read More

How to Deal with a Coworker You Literally Can’t Stand

…and make yourself look good in the process. by LAUREN VALENTI – APR 21, 2015 @ 3:03 PM You can’t choose your coworkers, but you can choose your wine… We’re kidding, but seriously, work is stressful enough on its own without office politics. Whether it’s dealing with the little things or just a plain… Read More

THE REAL COST OF NOT PAYING FOR FREELANCE VACATION AND SICK TIME

NOW THAT MICROSOFT REQUIRES COMPANIES THAT CONTRACT WITH THEM TO OFFER FREELANCERS PAID TIME OFF, WILL OTHER COMPANIES FOLLOW SUIT? BY LYDIA DISHMAN – April 3, 2015 | 5:20 AM   While paid vacation and sick time might seem like a pretty basic benefit, there is no federal policy that mandates that companies… Read More

The Rules of Talking About People You Work With

by CHELSEA PENG – FEB 26, 2015 @ 7:06 PM   “Ugh. Chelsea’s so annoying.” I HEARD THAT.   If you made a Venn diagram comparing work and high school, pretty much all the stuff would congregate in the middle except one: As a Young Professional, you’re paid money in exchange for showing up… Read More

8 Ways to Make Your Boss Not Hate You

Who knew it was this simple?! by LAUREN VALENTI – FEB 10, 2015 @ 12:34 PM When you’re talking about finding peace of mind in the office, it pretty much comes down to one obvious thing: happy boss = happy life. While you don’t always get to pick your boss (wouldn’t that be awesome?!), you canmake sure you’re… Read More

December Grads: How to Land a Job

  by Emily Driscoll January 16, 2013 For recent December college grads who haven’t found a job yet, the current job market may be a little easier to navigate than it has been for their predecessors. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers… Read More