The Importance of Feedback

As the boss, your employees look to you for guidance. You might not realize it, but your words hold a lot of weight. People really respect your opinion, so giving constant feedback to your team is incredibly beneficial. Your employees want to do great work, but they’re not mind readers. When you make a habit Read more »

Motivate Your Team

You have a great staff at your company, but lately, they haven’t been working at their full potential. Productivity has started to take a hit, so you need to do something fast to get them to back in full swing. Chances are, you’re probably feeling frustrated with your team, but punishing them for their lack Read more »

Help Employees Succeed With S.M.A.R.T. Goals

As a manager, it’s your job to help your employees learn, grow and thrive. You’re no stranger to setting goals to push them toward their full potential, but even those made with the best of intentions often fall by the wayside. Standard goals are often vague in nature, creating ample room for interpretation. This doesn’t Read more »

Evaluating Candidates on Potential

Managing a hiring process isn’t easy, so when you find a candidate with all the right skills, it’s tempting to offer them the job on the spot. This might save you time in the short term, but if the person isn’t right for your team, it will create headaches almost immediately. In today’s workplace, on-the-job Read more »

Encourage Employees to Make Mistakes

No one is perfect, but employees at many companies live in fear of making a mistake. They’ve seen what happens to co-workers when they slip up, and they don’t want to face the same fallout. The thing is, mistakes can be a good thing. This might sound crazy, but as long as no one gets Read more »

Why You Should Consider Cultural Fit

Adding a new person to your team is a huge decision. If you get lucky, you might find a candidate who has all the skills you need — including those nice-to-haves — and a winning personality to match, but it doesn’t always work that way. When you find someone with all the right qualifications, it’s Read more »

How Can I Hire the Best Candidate?

As a company leader, hiring decisions are the single most important moves you make for your business. However, getting it right isn’t easy and getting it wrong can be incredibly costly. Trying to make these choices on your own is rough, but you don’t have to go it alone. When you team up with a Read more »

Overcoming a Skill Mismatch on Your Team

Your current team is great, but they don’t have all the skills needed to take your company to the top. Knowledge gaps have begun to hinder productivity, so it’s time to tighten things up. Conduct a skills assessment — if you haven’t already done so — to determine exactly what your team is lacking to Read more »

How to Integrate Contingent Workers Into Your Team

Contingent workers can be a fantastic addition to your workforce, but you already know that. Now that you’ve hired one or more of these professionals to join your team, it’s time to focus on assimilating them into the group. They’ll only be with your team for a set amount of time, but that doesn’t mean Read more »

Are Your Employees Good Brand Ambassadors?

Nothing speaks louder about what it’s like to work at your company than the words of your very own employees. Whether you like it or not, your team talks about your company in their free time, so it’s important to make sure they’re serving as good brand ambassadors. In both online postings and in-person conversations, Read more »