Evaluating Nonverbal Indicators During an Interview

Do you find yourself making initial judgments about people before they even begin talking? These types of reactions are based solely on their appearance, mannerisms, and body language. While it is important to take into consideration the verbal cues from another person, it is also necessary to look into the non-verbal cues as well. In Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Employee Reviews and Feedback

In most organizations, employees are given a performance review. These evaluations usually happen yearly or sometimes quarterly, depending on the company. Regardless of the frequency, it is necessary for your team members to understand and feel comfortable with these types of meetings. Your team deserves to know the areas where they excel as well as Read more »

The True Cost of Hiring

When your organization has a job opening, it can seem simple enough to fill. After all, the job market is full of qualified candidates and you are offering competitive salary and benefits. But do you know how to budget for the hiring process? Some companies are not fully prepared to deal with the added expense Read more »

The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader

Managers and leaders are necessary to each organization running smoothly. The efforts of both can be appreciated and utilized for the good of everyone in their path. Each will play a significant role within the company and each will be distinct in their styles. Typically one is involved in one area of authority while the Read more »

What Does Your Company Culture Say to Candidates?

It can seem as though companies are so concerned with finding the right candidates that they sometimes overlook their responsibility to be the right company. Not only should candidates work hard to find the right fit for company culture, but your company should ensure they are presenting an authentic front throughout the hiring process to Read more »

Strategic Staffing: The Benefits of a Well-Written Job Description

When a position opens up in your organization, you want to fill it quickly and with the right person. It can be tempting to just put an ad up with the basic requirements and start interviewing candidates to feel as though you are being proactive with the search. However, that isn’t always the best way Read more »

Motivating Employees Through Recognition

It’s not an HR secret that employees need to be motivated on a regular basis. How it is done can be different for each organization and individual employees, but in the end, everyone needs to feel valued. Just as each person in your company has their role and responsibilities to fulfill, you can create a Read more »

Five Strategies for Retaining Top Performers

It is easy to become complacent with your employees. In fact, many times you don’t learn of an unhappy employee until you receive a resignation letter. In most cases, the damage has already been done. Even your top talent can feel disgruntled from time to time, and if you aren’t proactive with your approach, you Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Assessing Your Needs

The workplace is an ever-evolving place and trying to keep up with the changes can be exhausting. It can feel as though you are always short-staffed or maybe you have bored employees because you are over-staffed.  As your company changes, you must assess your staffing needs differently than you have in the past. Strategic staffing Read more »

Cost Control in Manufacturing: Don’t Miss These Techniques

As a business owner, it can seem like you are faced with a never-ending cycle of expenses and budget cuts but are you missing out on some simple cost control measures that you can implement immediately? You may be surprised to learn just how easy it is to lower your expenses and create more structure Read more »