Keeping Your Employees Focused Over the Summer

When the weather improves and the kids are out of school, it can create a level of unrest around the office. Vacations are being planned and the heat alone can slow down productivity. Work is often the last thing on our minds on a hot summer day. Keeping your team focused over the summer is Read more »

Empowering Your Employees to Create a Safety Culture

Safety is a major issue for light industrial employers throughout the country. Not only can unsafe practices lead to damaged inventory and lost profits, it can cause serious harm to your employees. How do you create a culture of safety in the workplace? Workplace safety education is imperative to shift your team’s mindset on workplace Read more »

What You Should Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

A successful elevator pitch can be the single most influential element to an entire interview process. This one response can tell you everything you need to know in order to hire or disqualify a candidate. However, if you don’t know what to listen for in a candidate’s elevator pitch, you will miss out on this Read more »

What Does Performance Evaluation Mean to Your Employees?

With more and more companies moving away from traditional performance reviews, fewer employees understand how to make the most of performance evaluations. If your company is starting to look at performance reviews as a developmental and quality assurance tool, it’s important to inform your employees how they can use these reviews to benefit themselves and Read more »

How to Approach the Work-Life-Balance Concept

Approaching work-life balance with your team is complicated. Many people feel it is impossible to completely separate the two, while others find it inconvenient the two are so intertwined. Creating a healthy work-life blend or balance for your team can help improve company morale and productivity by helping employees live more complete lives. First, decide Read more »

Make Employee Wellness a Priority This Year

As the new year begins, individuals will be making changes to their habits, lifestyles and goals. As a company, you should too! One of the goals many companies are adopting this year is to make employee wellness a priority. Check out why this initiative is essential for your organization. Why Wellness Matters in the Workplace Read more »

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 »