Hiring The Best IT Professional: 5 Crucial Characteristics

Due to the increased number of data hacks and cyber-attacks, many businesses are seeking to hire IT Professionals. When you decide to hire, don’t neglect these essential prerequisites. (Note: We are not referring to computer equipment repair, for which a field technician… Read more »

Education, Skills, or Behavior?

Every HR manager knows – the war for talent is real. It’s not surprising that in the urgency of hiring talent – before said talent signs the dotted line with another company – it’s easy to define a position by… Read more »

How’s Your Feedback Delivery?

Very few people like to give what in reality is “negative” feedback in work situations, but feedback – both constructive and positive is the life of a productive workplace. According to Zenger Folkman, a source for evidence-based leadership helps, 57%… Read more »

Building Effective Teams – Part II

In our last blog, we discussed two pillars of effective team building – emotional intelligence and the energy, engagement, and exploration factors of communication. While these are crucial aspects, each member’s personality type as well as their knowledge, skills, and… Read more »

How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

BY DIANE ABRAMSON A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention, motivation and morale. Wellness programs have been shown to reduce absenteeism, employee stress, workers’ compensation and disability costs and staff turnover.… Read more »

Building Effective Teams – Part I

What constitutes the “perfect” team – or at least a highly effective one? That’s a difficult question to answer, but a crucial one when you’re putting together a team for your company’s next big project. While studies have shown that… Read more »

Email: It’s Good for Business

Yes, your company should consistently post blogs, maintain a Facebook page and tweet a repertoire of info bites, but these social media marvels have not replaced email – they’ve enhanced it. Email marketing is not a bygone of the past… Read more »

Employee Value Proposition:  Asking the Tough Questions

Engaging the best talent – and then retaining them – can be difficult in our talent-driven market. Sometimes we need to dig a little deeper to get results, and it often begins with questions – the tough ones.    “Why… Read more »

Security Snapshots

In your concern over cybersecurity, don’t overlook the basics. Property theft and vandalism still happen. Security cameras are an essential part of “best practices” for most businesses, due to their ability to capture clear images and videos. In the event… Read more »

Your Business and an Ethical Culture

With weekly – and sometimes daily – scandals in the corporate world, standing out as an ethical business is the backbone of success. It begins in the highest echelons of a company. When the owner, HR, and upper management make… Read more »