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.

January 17, 2018

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. […]

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December 1, 2017

How To Create An Inclusive Company Holiday Policy

As colder weather sets in, your mind is probably turning to the upcoming holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years… and the paid time off they typically bring, right? But, what about holidays that aren’t as high profile in the United States? Because employer-given holidays in America typically line up with our federal holidays, holidays […]

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November 14, 2017

10 Creative Ideas for Your Office Thanksgiving Celebration

Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie… everyone knows the key ingredients to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. But what about the ingredients for the perfect office Thanksgiving celebration? This year, you don’t need to provide your employees a full-blown feast. Instead, focus on the reasons for the holiday: showing your appreciation, and encouraging them to […]

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Prevent Flu

October 11, 2017

Top 5 Ways to Prevent the Flu at Your Office

Sniffling, coughing, hundred degree fevers…that’s right folks, flu season is upon us. But no need to worry: there are plenty of things your office can do to protect your employees (and yourselves) from catching the dreaded influenza. We’ve put together a list of 5 ways to prevent the flu from spreading at your office. Give […]

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May 30, 2017

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 […]

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April 6, 2017

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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