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.

October 19, 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 26, 2017

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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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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Improve Employee Efficiency - time saving clock

March 10, 2017

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 […]

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