Category: Blog


Are College Degrees Really for Everyone?

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  There seems to be a big push to send every kid to college, but is a college degree necessary in today’s world? It seems like an issue that splits a lot of Americans, with half feeling like it is worth it and another half feeling like it isn’t. There are quite a few well…more

Should Your Employees Wake Up Afraid?

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Fear can be a great motivator, and is not always a negative tool to use when motivating your employees Tim Ferris, an author and podcast host, explains how fear-setting can be a valuable exercise. This is something that you can encourage your employees to do once a month or once every quarter. In this exercise…more

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 http://www.teagr.org/teaimis/Members/Articles/2018/July12/games_we_learn_to_play.aspx 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 and scared 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 Behavior?”…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