Alexandra Hicks

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Alexandra Hicks

Alex enjoys creating engaging and informative pieces about a variety of HR topics that help small businesses succeed. She received her masters degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter, mostly covering business and technology. In addition to writing, she (unashamedly) enjoys crime shows, craft beer, and pretending to go to the gym.

May 30, 2017
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8 Impactful Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is a huge issue for many companies, and a major reason why talented workers leave. So this year, rededicate yourself to your employees’ well-being and check out these eight ways you can help avoid employee burnout. #1 – Learn to spot it As a leader, learning to recognize the signs of burnout is […]

April 26, 2017
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10 Ways to Promote a Healthy Work-Life Balance

With summer just around the corner, have you thought about carving out personal time from your office life? “Work-life balance” is a hot buzzword amongst corporations these days, but acknowledging its importance and actually putting it into practice are two different things. Try these 10 tips for promoting a healthy work-life balance for your employees: 1. […]

April 6, 2017
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10 Things To Prepare For An Employee’s First Day

We all know that an employee’s first day at a new job can be a little scary—and not just for them, but for employers as well. Not only do you need to teach them a new job with new duties, but you’re trying to help them adjust to an entirely different company culture. With some […]

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March 10, 2017
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Top 10 Ways to Improve Employee Efficiency

As daylight savings approaches, it’s a good time to think about different ways you can, well, save time. These days, employees are spending more and more time at the office–certainly exceeding the typical 40-hour work week. However, increasing hours worked does not necessarily translate to increased efficiency. So, how can leaders and managers improve employee […]

December 9, 2016
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101 Gift Ideas for Coworkers, Managers, and Team Members

This post was originally published on December 15, 2015, but was updated on December 9, 2016.  The holiday season is upon us—a time for joy, love, and stressing out about what to get your colleagues. Finding the perfect gift is never easy, and it’s even more difficult to choose one for those you work with. […]

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November 28, 2016
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How To Plan a Company Holiday Party Your Employees Want to Attend

Note: This article was originally published in December 2015, but has been updated as of November 2016.  With Thanksgiving behind us, many employers are now focused on end-of-year holiday parties. However, in recent years, many employers have said “bah humbug” to the company holiday party. In fact, 30% of employers did not throw a holiday party in […]