Category: Blog

Survey Questions to Understand Company Culture

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Corporate Culture – How to Define Yours Your company may not be the right fit for everyone, that’s okay. When you’re hiring and recruiting it is important to be able to clearly define and communicate your organization’s culture. Your culture is a way that your company stands out from others, and it helps explain your…more

Is There Science Behind Why People Succeed?

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When we think about other animals, we easily and without hesitation recognize hardwired behaviors If our Labrador Retriever loves the water we shrug and don’t think anything of it, of course, he loves the water; he is a Labrador Retriever after all. Even though we don’t like to think of ourselves as animals, it is…more

The Employers Association Grand Rapids Newsletter – Games We Learn to Play

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Simon Says – Principles That Apply David Smith, CEO & President Original Published July 12, 2018 at We learn to play many games as children – unfortunately resulting in us learning as much how to follow as to lead. “Simon Says…” is a game played by many a child where creativity and originality are discouraged…more

Old Habits Die Hard: Why Your Workplace Feels So Unstable

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Have you ever wondered why you feel uneasy, scared, and worried at work? It could be the economic climate, a crazy co-worker, or maybe an overbearing boss that makes you feel like you’ve been punched in the stomach. Or maybe it’s your hard-wiring… In Nigel Nicholson’s Harvard Business Review article, “How Hard Wired is Human…more

STOP Throwing Money Out the Window!

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 Highlights Employee Turnover is Ridiculously Expensive Stop the Flow of People and Money Out of Your Organization Why AcuMax Improves Your Bottom Line Try it for Yourself Do you know how much it costs your company to hire an employee, train them, and then discharge that employee if they do not work out? How about…more

Do You Hire for Cultural Fit?

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How Well Do Your Employees Fit in at Your Company? You’ve likely heard the line “a square peg in a round hole.” The phrase refers to something that doesn’t fit or may be unsuitable for a specified purpose. If you apply that analogy to a business, you’ll probably agree that some workers just don’t seem…more

Are Your Employees Engaged?

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We are not asking if your employees are about to be married But, we are asking if your employees are dedicated to achieving your organization’s goals. Engaged workers love their jobs and work to make their organization better every day. This question is relevant since Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace study reports that…more

Networking for Low Bs

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Imagine yourself walking into a building A door inside slowly opens and you find yourself in a large room containing over 100 people without a recognizable face in sight. You walk up to a table and select your name tag. Music is lightly playing in the background. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are being served. People…more