Turn Your Employees into Rock Stars

We’ve all heard the term “the power of positive thinking.” Imagine applying the same thought process to your management style. You can encourage your employees to be the best they can be simply by telling them they are the best at what they do. Reinforcing positive behavior from your employees helps to discourage negative situations.… Read More »

Turn Seasonal Work Into a Full Time Job

Summer is starting to fade and the crisp chill of autumn air is creeping in. With the holidays right around the corner now is the time of year to consider picking up some seasonal work. If you have found yourself in the job market for quite some time adding part time seasonal work to your… Read More »

Which is better? Fast or Slow Paced Work

Methodical or fact paced – which is better in your business? Many companies and employees will use these words to describe their work style but what does it really mean and which is better? When evaluating between the tortoise and the hare, here are some things to keep in mind. Quality vs. Quantity. What is… Read More »

Don’t Get Lost in a Busy Workplace

When starting a new job you want to make a great impression on your boss and team. You’ll strive to be the “go to” employee. Here are several tips to making sure you stand out from the crowd in an environment that can become easily distracted. Establish face time. Don’t settle for conference calls. When… Read More »

Employee Handbooks: Why You Need One

Employee handbooks are a great tool to have in your HR arsenal. There will never be an end to employee questions about policies or situations where the rules will need to be interpreted. Here are 10 tips for creating an employee handbook or improving one that you already use. Have it reviewed by a lawyer.… Read More »

Try an Informational Interview for Future Job Leads

If your job search has slowed and no interviews are on the horizon, think about setting up an informational interview to broaden your network and expand the possibilities for future career opportunities. An informational interview is the opportunity to talk to someone in your chosen field, with valuable knowledge about the businesses you’re interested in and about… Read More »

Warning Signs of a Bad Hire

Warning Signs of a Bad Hire It happens to all employers at one time or another. A candidate with an outstanding resume aces the interview for an open position and gets offered the job. Everyone is thrilled to have the new employee on board and the future’s never looked better. Slowly – or right away… Read More »

Looking for a Job? Write a Blog

There’s a good reason you see so many blogs when you browse the web. Increasingly, this is a way for people to share knowledge, brand themselves as “thought leaders” and—of particular interest to job-seekers—find and get a job. If you have a special interest in a topic that relates to the kind of job you’re… Read More »

Look for Talent, But Not at the Cost of Your Business

An influential book published in 2000 called The War for Talent set forth a bold theory. Businesses that emerged triumphant in the marketplace did so by being the best at finding, assessing, recruiting and keeping the most talented people out there. The idea caught on and for years, many organizations have expended a major amount… Read More »

Help Older Workers Close the Technology Gap

Employees don’t all master new technology at the same pace. In fact, managers may see a striking gap between the ability of younger, Millennial workers and their Baby Boomer counterparts when it comes to using ever-changing technology in the workplace. Rather than let the gap widen – inadvertently frustrating younger workers and making them impatient with their… Read More »