Quiet Quitting: How to Curb This New Trend with Employees

Posted on Oct 9, 2022

Quiet Quitting: How to Curb This Trend with Employees | People Plus

Everyone is talking about quiet quitting. It’s an offshoot of the Great Resignation trend where employees are going on autopilot in their job. This means no more emails answered on the weekends and no more over 40 hours a week. It means skipping extra assignments outside of core duties—and more. Employees think these tactics are to protect themselves from overwork. Employers are frustrated and dismayed by the new normal, which is a lack of employee engagement. The question is what can employers do to counteract this trend?

What is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet quitting is the opposite of hustle culture. It means an employee no longer goes above and beyond in their job. They may even stop defining themselves by their work. Quiet quitting has taken off on social media , inspiring employees to “act their wage.” It doesn’t mean the employee isn’t doing their job . It...

Preparing for Interview Questions to See if You Fit a Company Culture

Posted on Oct 9, 2022

Preparing for Interview Questions to See if You Fit a Company Culture | People Plus

It seems like most employers are talking about cultural fit these days. Studies suggest culture fit “can improve employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity and retention.” Culture is the unwritten environment of a company. It’s mission and vision and “how we do things.” Companies work hard to improve culture because they understand that employees seek out good cultures while running away from poor ones.

As a job seeker, culture matters. You know there will be a question or two about cultural fit. How can you prepare for these questions while also screening the employer to ensure the kind of culture they’re trying to build is also the right fit for you?

Why Do Companies Hire for Culture? Companies screen candidates to determine their cultural impact on an organization. Their goal is to ensure that your behaviors, beliefs, and values align with the...

Hiring Trends to Be Mindful of to Close Out 2022

Posted on Oct 9, 2022

Hiring Trends to Be Mindful of to Close Out 2022 | People Plus

Trying to stay ahead of the tumultuous job market is hard. The last two years have brought unprecedented changes to where and how we work. Telecommuting became normal during COVID for many of us. The perspective we gained from the pandemic caused many workers to quit. The Great Resignation became the name for the massive volume of quits we’ve seen— 47 million and still counting as we write this. As we near the end of the year, it makes sense to take stock of the American job market and the hiring trends still evolving as we move toward 2023. What’s next for the job market—and what’s next for you?

2023 Job Trends to Watch #1 Remote Work is Here; Get Used to It According to most predictions, flexible work will continue. But businesses aren’t consistent in their approach. Some companies let you work from home, others do not,...

Why You Should Conduct Research Before Both Applying and Interviewing

Posted on Oct 9, 2022

Why You Should Conduct Research Before Both Applying and Interviewing | People Plus

Research informs our decision-making. Don’t you gather data before making a decision? While some decisions are split second and in the moment, deciding whether to take a job should never fall into this category. Research can help showcase your interest in a position before you even start the interview process. See why you should do your homework both before applying and interviewing for a position.

Why Research Matters to Your Job Hunt

The job interview doesn’t always tell you what you need to know. Sometimes finding out information on a company or the people that do the work can help you understand whether the role is a good fit in a way that the interview cannot. Research can save you from taking a job that you would ultimately hate. It keeps you from making a career mistake that you might end up paying for later.

What You Should Research...

The Value in Saving for a Potential Recession

Posted on Sep 28, 2022

The Value in Saving for a Potential Recession | People Plus

Right now, U.S. economic growth isn’t robust; it’s in decline. With interest rates rising and inflation breaking records, most small business owners worry about heading toward recession. For most small companies, it’s probably time to cut back but experts say it’s also time to get ahead by saving. How can you do both and why does saving matter to your business?

The Importance of Saving for a Potential Recession The State of the Economy GDP fell 0.9% in the second quarter , marking two consecutive months of decline. Amid increasing fears of a recession, the feds hiked interest rates in an effort to combat inflation. This puts small business owners near the “lending cliff,” potentially putting cash flow at risk for many companies seeking growth through borrowing.

Traditionally, businesses pare down as we enter tight economic times. Prices go up and spending...

Benefits to Consider at Your Next Career Opportunity (Besides Salary)

Posted on Sep 28, 2022

Benefits to Consider at Your Next Career Opportunity (Besides Salary) | People Plus

There’s more to a new job than just the salary. Sure, pay is important, but there are other factors to weigh if you get the job offer. From benefits to remote work, PTO, and flexibility, what should you look for in your next job? Here’s what the surveys say are important to job seekers and what you should consider in addition to pay.

Top Benefits and/or Perks to Look for in a New Job Gallup released a poll in February on what employees want. Employers were paying attention because The Great Resignation is still happening; more than four million people quit their jobs in the U.S. every month since the beginning of the year. That’s left employers asking, “ What do these workers want ?”

Gallup answered that question in a February poll. They found that better pay from their prior job is still highly motivating, but equally important is “well-being” on the job...

Looking for Interview Practice? Here are Some Tactics to Try

Posted on Sep 28, 2022

Looking for Interview Practice? Here are Some Tactics to Try | People Plus

You have a lot riding on the interview. It’s nerve-wracking. The stress can ratchet up if you haven’t gone through the interview process in a while. But there is one thing you can do to improve your chances during your next job interview: Practice. How can you practice the interview beforehand? We have some tactics to try.

Tips to Better Practice Your Interviewing Skills

Why You Need to Practice the Interview The best performances require extensive practice. If you’ve played sports, you probably understand. The trick is to not only perform at your peak during the interview but also to make it look effortless. Just like an athlete. Practicing the interview may mean that you end up getting the job. Failing to practice puts you at risk of not getting the job. It’s pretty simple.

The first steps toward practicing for any interview require you...