Category: Blog


How to Give Effective Employee Financial Rewards

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Motivated, engaged employees are crucial for any company’s success, no matter what its size.  Research has consistently shown that performance-based financial incentives improve employee performance. Knowing when to pay financial incentives and what type of payment you should make is crucial to ensuring you get the most for your money in terms of the impact…more

Is Lack of Sleep a Problem in Your Workplace?

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You’re coming up against a deadline and really want to finish a project, what’s the harm in staying up a few hours later to knock it out? The impact that lack of sleep has to your health, productivity and workplace may be more than you realize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared…more

Four Ways to Help Make Your Small Business Recession-Proof

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Small businesses are hit harder by tough economic times, and they have less flexibility to adapt and weather long downturns in the economy. Being proactive now, when times are good, will help your business be better prepared in the event of any unforeseen economic event, and can help turn those kinds of issues into opportunities.…more

How to Write a Job Posting that Attracts Great Candidates

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Does it seem like you’re never getting the candidates that you want to apply to your open positions? A contributing factor may be the way that your job description is written. Creating a relevant and concise job description will help get you the candidates you want and it is the first step in creating a…more

How to Apologize – And When You Shouldn’t Say Sorry

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We all make mistakes, and inevitably some of those mistakes happen at work. Apologizing is a crucial life skill, and there is more that goes into a successful apology than just saying “I’m sorry.” Most of the time when we apologize at work we are saying it when we actually have nothing to be sorry…more

Ask These Five Questions in Your Next Interview

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You’ve used the AcuMax Index to narrow down your candidate pool and now you’re ready to bring candidates in for an interview, but what should you ask them? Try incorporating these five questions into your next interview to learn a little bit more about the person you may hire and to help your candidate learn…more

Three Ways to Digitally Decrease Your Overhead

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With small and medium-sized businesses every penny counts. Your business needs to stay lean in order to operate efficiently, and one way to get and stay lean is by having minimal overhead. There may not always be a lot that can be done to decrease overhead, but because it is a constant expense finding ways…more

How to Set SMART Goals

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If you’re going to set goals you want to do everything you can to increase your chances of success realizing those goals. All goals are not created equal; the way that you frame and format your goals can help improve the quality of the goals you set. Using the SMART goal setting process brings consistency…more