Category: Blog


Learn How to Deal With and Manage Ambiguity in the Workplace

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Tolerance of Ambiguity in the Workplace One thing that exists in almost any workplace is ambiguity, but do you know how to navigate in the grey? Managing ambiguity is a skill, it is something that can be worked on and developed so that you feel more comfortable embracing uncertainty. The importance of this skill increases…more

Three Ways to Use Employment Assessments

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Post the Position on Our Platform for More Success When you hear the term “pre-employment skills testing” do you think of them only as a tool to use when you have a pool of candidates to weed through? Or do you think of them as something to use within an existing team to try to…more

Tips for Improving Job Satisfaction in Leading Job Components

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  Job satisfaction is at an all-time high, a recent report from The Conference Board shows that 51% of U.S. employees are satisfied at their jobs, with the biggest gains over the last seven years being in the areas of wages and job security What does this high level of job satisfaction mean for your…more

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