Understanding and Mastering the Art of Communication

Communication – at least effective communication – incorporates all the processes by which we influence each other, whether for the negative or the positive. Of course, making sure that communication creates positive results/influence can often be complex. Communication comes in… Read more »

The Power of Ethics

One of the most powerful tools for ensuring a successful company is making solid positive ethics a pillar. When decisions are based on these ethics, your company brand wins respect and future clients and customers. You also experience higher engagement… Read more »

Dealing with Unproductive Employees

Your employees are your company’s best asset. You’ve heard that one before because it’s true. But an unproductive employee can become your company’s biggest expense. There are a lot of blogs, articles, books, etc. on boosting productivity, but what’s an… Read more »

The 10 Commandments of Constructive Criticism

It’s the scenario you dread the most. One of your employees needs to be confronted about an issue. They’re creating conflict among the staff, handling a project wrong or maybe even made a misstep with a valuable client. On the… Read more »

Why Technology Needs a “Pause” Button

Technology is a wonderful thing. Being able to connect virtually with family, friends, and business 24/7 has many advantages. Family: It allows us the freedom to “be there” for our children’s events because we can complete our work later –… Read more »

The Case of the Bad Hire – Part II

Last week we discussed the cost of a bad hire and how to deal with it when it happens. Today, as we promised, we will offer helpful insight concerning ways to prevent future bad hires. Avoid the Typical Pitfalls That… Read more »

The Case of the Bad Hire – Part I

Ask any company management and most will agree: one the costliest mistakes a company can make is a bad hire. Repercussions include: • Time factors: not only is the time you spent in recruiting, onboarding, and training all for naught,… Read more »

Are You Leaving PTO on the Table?

Americans are often overworked – and that’s a sugar-coated statement. The truth is, we have lost the concept of rest, relax, restore. Our 24/7 connections; our tendency to put value on things, status, etc. rather than people; even our idol… Read more »

Job Description – Your Recruiting Tool and More

Job descriptions serve several purposes, but the first one is attracting the right talent for your open position. Keep that in mind when writing the description that will be used for posting. Keep it clean, concise, and only include pertinent… Read more »

The Battle for Talent – Winning Hiring Strategies for 2016

It’s time to quit whining about talent shortages and focus on a plan of action. Learn how to tap into the pipeline. Evaluate where you are solid in your recruiting practices and where you need to yank out the overgrowth… Read more »