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 »

Can You WOW on a Phone Interview?

Conducting on-site job interviews requires a lot of time and money, so many employers use a phone screening for the first round. This is a quick way to narrow a long list of candidates down into a smaller group of those most qualified for the position. Due to the seemingly relaxed nature of the interview, 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 »

Success Strategies for Onboarding New Employees

Do you ever find yourself looking at a stack of resumes and thinking: I just love the hiring process. It’s the best part of my job! No? We didn’t think so. When you think about the high costs of recruitment and training, even losing one qualified employee can be a huge setback. On top of Read more »

Nontraditional Interview Questions that Help Identify Top Candidates

Most candidates prepare extensively for employment interviews – at least the best ones do. How can you ask questions that really get at the essence of who a candidate is without resorting to “gotcha” questions?   Here are a few that can offer insight into your candidate: How do you plan your day? Find out 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 »

Make a Mistake at Work? Post Mistake Dos and Don’ts

Mistakes are a part of life. They happen at the office, at home, and everywhere in between and the severity of their consequences will vary. Some mistakes will have immediate results while others can take weeks, even months to fully feel, but how you react to the initial mistake will be the true test of 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 »

Strategic Staffing: Establishing a Partnership Rather than Using Vendors

The relationship you have with your staffing company can be categorized as either partner or vendor. Both are valuable to the overall big picture for contingent labor, but establishing a partnership rather than just vendor relationship with the company will yield a greater long-term result for your organization. Below are some key differences between Partner Read more »