Interview Smarter: 8 Key Assessments for Soft Skills

Hard skills are the quantifiable, certifiable and genuinely measurable skills you expect your employees to have. Your hard labor employees should be able to operate certain machinery, lift a certain amount of weight and stay safe in each physical situation. Your office employees should be skilled in using certain software programs. Any employee might require Read more »

6 Ways the Economy Will Impact Hiring in 2017

2017 is a new year, with a new president & other governing bodies, as well as anticipated changes to policies, trade agreements and the way companies and individuals spend their money. New technologies will roll out in 2017, beliefs and lifestyles will change, and all of these factors will shift our economy. The economy of Read more »

Must-Read Tips for Managing People (The Right Way)

In a great company, managers are the leaders of your company who motivate employees, solve problems and create strategies to improve workflow. However, for some companies this is unfortunately not the case. Managers are the number one reason employees leave, and this is often a result of managing these employees the wrong way. The right Read more »

Why You Need to Reference Check Your Recruits

There is a misconception that reference checks are a waste of time. However, with high turnover rates, you can never be too sure about a candidate’s abilities or likelihood to stick around. Don’t overlook the little things or trust your recruiting tactics, because the importance of reference checking candidates is to verify information. Red flags Read more »

Boost Employee Attendance Rates With These 6 Tips

Improving employee attendance rates is a matter of motivation. Motivating employees to attend work and finding out the motivation for missing work is the most direct way to boost your employee attendance rate. Motivate your team with these employee management tips. Have flexible scheduling Having the ability to work around surprise absences can save your Read more »

Watch for These 5 Signs of Employee Dissatisfaction

Identifying signs that an employee is unhappy is a key component of being a leader in business. It can happen to anyone at any time. Employee dissatisfaction can result from a personal issue or a fading interest in a particular company, position or even industry. Once you’ve realized the morale of your team is low, Read more »

Experience vs. Potential: Why Potential Wins Out

The hiring process starts with establishing the ideal candidate through your posting. So much of the focus of the standard job posting, whether it’s for logistics professionals, distribution experts, automotive workers or administrative professionals, is experience and qualifications. This is because a candidate would not be able to fulfill the necessary duties of the job Read more »

Turning Your New Employee Into a Star

While all employees have their limits, a company has the ability to bring out the best in a new hire and turn them into a star. Don’t allow your recruiting process to determine the limits of a new hire. Instead, treat each new hire as though they have the ability to climb to the top Read more »

The Power of Transparency in the Workplace

A demand for transparency is sweeping across the nation and its impacting everyone from food and beverage brands to corporate employers. As social media continues to revolutionize the way information is shared, Americans are beginning to require transparency in all facets of their lives. This is especially the case when it comes to their profession. Read more »

6 Ways to Show (Not Tell) Your Employees They Are Appreciated

In the workplace, a little appreciation can go a long way. However, a simple thank you may seem disingenuous when an employee continues to go above and beyond, and their role and rate of pay stays the same. Get more hands-on and personal with your employee appreciation efforts. Let your employees know you not only Read more »