What to Expect on Your First Day at a New Job

Congratulations! You just landed a new job, and now it is time to report to work. Yikes! No matter the situation, first days are exciting AND scary. They are great opportunities for fresh starts, new beginnings and things to go wrong. Despite the “worst first day on the job” story that someone may feel obligated [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Is the Right Time to Bring up Your Salary Requirements in the Interview Process

It is exciting to get an offer of employment. But, hold on. Before you begin to celebrate, did you remember to negotiate your salary? Don’t forget, you are agreeing not only to take a job but also to accept a predefined wage. Is There a Right Time to Mention Money? There are some obvious answers [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Find the Best Employees

As the unemployment rate continues to drop throughout 2017, most hiring managers will admit it is increasingly difficult to find the right person for a job. It is a nice thought that a top-talent employee will magically appear with little to no effort. But as Laszlo Bock, the former SVP of People Operations at Google [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Background Checks Are a Crucial Part of the Hiring Process

Hiring employees requires lots of effort. There are job descriptions to post, resumes to sort through, and hours of interviews. It is tempting, and it may even seem necessary, to take a few shortcuts. However, the background check should NOT be one of the items on the chopping block. Yes, they take time. Yes, they [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Ways to Be a Better Team Manager

Being a manager can include lots of perks – a bigger office, more money, greater flexibility, more prestige and even bonuses. It is fun to focus on the benefits and easy to forget that managers carry an incredible amount of responsibility. In a 20-year study published in 2015, Gallup reported that “managers account for at [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to businesses. To reduce employee turnover, managers must address why their employees want to leave. According to a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, “In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Engage With Millennial Employees

The May 2013 edition of Time Magazine splashed the title Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation across its cover to address the stereotypes of a group often labeled as overindulged, narcissistic and “trophied.” But, like it or not baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are here to stay. As of 2015, millennials became the most [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You Effectively Engaging With Your Employees?

In First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman argue, “… if employees’ relationship with their managers is fractured, then no amount of perks will persuade employees to perform at top levels.” It seems to be a universal truth. Workers will achieve more if they like and respect their boss. This is easier [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Tips To Retain Your Top Employees

It’s no surprise to any employer that turn-over is expensive. Industry estimates vary replacement costs from 30-50 percent of an entry-level worker’s annual pay up to 400 percent of a highly specialized employee’s salary. (ERE Media, 2015 – https://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/what-was-leadership-thinking-the-shockingly-high-cost-of-employee-turnover/ ). That’s money that no business wants to lose. There is good news though. Being proactive [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a Staffing Agency Will Be Beneficial to My Business

Why use a staffing firm? As a business owner or manager, you may have a do it all. Our company can advertise, screen resumes, check references, negotiate salaries and complete all that new employee paperwork. But when you really think about that list, it can be overwhelming. Here are a few ways a staffing company [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments