Seven Ways To Get Motivated At Work

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

I wrote recently about common distractions at work, and how they interfere with employee productivity. Cell phones, the internet, and gossip are undoubtedly among the list of those responsible for affecting our focus during the workday and decreasing productivity… This got me thinking about ways to combat and minimize workplace distractions so that our economy and employees continue to grow. And this brings me to the inevitable question…Why are so many people distracted at work? Is it because the distractions are readily available and they make it hard to focus? Or do employees lack motivation, which causes their minds to wander over to these distractions? And hence, a typical “chicken or the egg” question. Lack of motivation at work isn’t a foreign concept. In fact, most … Read More

Here’s One Way To Make Everyone Happier At Work

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

One of the most profound moments I’ve had was encountering a woman at a triathlon that I attended to cheer on a friend. The woman was alone and was cheering like there was no tomorrow. Not such an uncommon sight at a triathlon…but when I asked her who she was cheering for, I was amazed by her answer: “Everyone.” “Great! But who are you specifically here for?” I asked. “No one. I don’t know anyone here.” She admitted. What an awesome, selfless gesture, I thought to myself. To think, this woman marked her calendar for 5am on a Sunday to cheer for a bunch of strangers. …And then I did what any rational person would do: I decided to join her. Together, we cheered on … Read More

5 Things You Need To Know About Getting Recruited Through Social Media

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

Cindy was an eager job hunter, and by the time she found me, she’d sent out 179 job applications, to be exact. Naturally, she challenged me when I told her there were countless employers out there actively recruiting for great talent. Cindy responded: “If they were really hiring, someone would have responded by now.” I explained to her that it’s just a matter of making the right moves so that you’re getting noticed. Plus, the landscape for job hunting and recruiting has changed drastically, thanks to social media. Social media has created an ideal platform for a growing recruitment practice employers are using called “passive recruiting”—basically, a fancy term for the act of poaching good talent from other employers by recruiting people who aren’t even … Read More

Employers, Take Note: Here’s What Employees Really Want

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

It’s no secret that employers are getting creative in recruiting and retaining strong talent. Amazon recently announced they’re testing a 30-hour workweek. Airbnb gives employees a $2,000 stipend annually to travel. Netflix recently began offering one year of parental leave to both salaried and hourly employees. In what has been a tough job market over the past several years, many employers simply can’t offer employees the one thing that is most important to them: money. So employers that can’t pay but still need strong talent have started beefing up their benefits packages and offering various other incentives. And it seems that they’re on the right track—57% of respondents in a recent survey said benefits and perks play a major role when deciding whether to pursue a particular job. So … Read More