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August 15th, 2017

Tips For Reviewing Resumes to Ensure Top Talent

A recent video on Ted Talks featured human resources executive Regina Hartley who discussed how to dissect a resume to better understand the person you are interviewing for a job. During her talk, she discussed the idea of “the silver spoon vs. the scrapper”:

Silver Spoon – Applicant with advantages (i.e. ivy league education)/destined for […]

August 8th, 2017

The Value of a Well-Written Job Description

Job descriptions are more than an overview of a particular position. A well-written job description offers a variety of benefits to both the employee and the employer. However, a poorly executed job description can offer employers a host of problems.

Job Descriptions and Liability Protection

Two recent cases do a good job of highlighting the importance of […]

August 1st, 2017

The Art of Communication At Work

There are many benefits to working with people with diverse skills and personality types. However, it is not always easy when another personality clashes with your own. Each person communicates and works in a different way, making it important for coworkers and managers to understand the different styles and how to properly navigate them.

Understanding Communication […]

July 25th, 2017

Employee Engagement Tips

While providing a challenging work environment and a solid work culture are important for adequately engaging your employees, you may find that you need to go a step above the norm to make sure your employees are engaged. Here are several tips for better engaging your employees:

Ensure Each Employee Has a Plan – When […]

July 18th, 2017

Is Your Small Business a Great Place to Work?

Finding and retaining the best talent for your company is not an easy task. During the recent recession, many people were desperately looking for a job, with many willing to take what they could get. However, as the economy has improved and the makeup of the workforce has changed, many businesses are finding it harder […]

June 20th, 2017

Preventing Summer Slump in the Workplace

 

Summer is a time for relaxing in the sun near a beautiful body of water, not for working. At least that is what we are conditioned to think as children. However, life as an adult is very different, with most of us finding ourselves in a cold and austere office working throughout the summer. This […]

June 6th, 2017

Surprising Reasons Your Employees Aren’t Using Their Vacation Time

A recent study by Project Time Off concludes that 40 percent of American workers left vacation time on the table last year despite the fact that it is widely accepted that a strong workforce requires adequate time off. Many European workers, particularly those in France, Scandinavia and Germany, routinely take off six weeks of vacation […]

May 23rd, 2017

How to Make the Most of Your Employee Meetings

One-on-one meetings are an opportunity to engage with your employees as well as address any issues they may be facing. By engaging them effectively, you will recharge your employees and help them work more productively. Many employers implement one-on-one meetings, however they typically don’t put much thought into how to make them effective. Here are […]

May 9th, 2017

Surprising Productivity Drains

If you have noticed a lull in productivity among your employees, there may be some surprising reasons why. We’ve put together a list of some of the most surprising productivity drains employees face:

Group Emails – Email is an important tool when working. However, many employees are often facing full inboxes and feel the pressure […]

April 25th, 2017

How to Make New Employees Feel Welcome

When employers hire new employees, they typically welcome them with training checklists, meetings, an office tour and other necessary tasks. Though this approach is important for orientating the new staff member, it fails to really welcome the new employee and make them feel appreciated.

When you hire a new employee, you only have one chance to […]

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