Category: Blog


Think Twice About Hiring a Candidate With These Red Flags

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Sometimes it is obvious when a candidate won’t be a good fit, but other times the signs may be a bit more subtle or nuanced. Knowing what signs to look for in an interview may help you avoid a hiring mistake, and if you’re interviewing a candidate with these red flags you may want to…more

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 for employees and what type of payment you should make is crucial to ensuring you get the most for your money in terms of…more

September Tip Sheet

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10 Hiring Tips in a Tight Labor Market A current study indicates that it is taking employers 40% longer to fill their open positions due to record low levels of unemployment. Here are 10 ideas to improve your odds in the current labor market: 1. Craigslist Craigslist’s reputation has improved. More employers are using Craigslist…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

August Tip Sheet

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The Manager Experience A new Gallup study* reporting on the experience of over 50,000 managers concluded that: ·      Managers account for 70% of the variance in team engagement and their efforts substantially impact the bottom line of entire organizations ·        The perks of being a Manager    ○  Having a voice and involvement in decision-making    ○  Autonomy and control…more