Embracing 2016 – The Trends and The Issues

It’s the same every year – the new year brings new trends and new issues or, at least, new variations on the old ones. Sometimes being prepared means being able to effectively respond to trends and issues. Sometimes it simply… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Is It Important?

Emotional intelligence (EI), that intangible piece of a person that governs how he/she manages the behavior, navigates through social complexities and makes personal choices, encompasses the ability not only to recognize personal emotions but also to understand the message they… Read more »

Keeping your Office Party out of the Liability Zone

It’s that time of year – when it’s time for office parties, gift exchanges, holiday music, etc. but you want to be sensitive to the diversity among your staff. It isn’t as difficult as you might imagine – just follow… Read more »

Engaging & Retaining Millennials

Millennials – the dominant force in today’s workers. While most hiring managers have ditched the negatives and are focusing on the tremendous strengths of Millennials – quick learning, adaptable, tech-savvy, multi-tasking, creative, entrepreneurial thinking, and team oriented, for starters –… Read more »

Putting Away 2015 – Are you Ready?

 In five short weeks, the party will be over and 2016 will be in full swing. It’s time to put 2015 back in the box. We’ve put together some tips to make the process run smoothly. Looking Back: Pull out… Read more »

Social Media Recruiting

Social media recruiting – a viable tool for HR. The key of course is playing the game wisely. The advantages are easy to understand – it provides connection and ongoing engagement with both active and passive candidates, another layer of… Read more »

Don’t let Failure Be Fatal.

Failure: Everybody deals with it. Sometimes it’s small – we burnt the cookies; sometimes it’s not-so-small – we forgot a friend’s big event and “failed” to provide the support he/she needed; sometimes it’s huge – we lost the company’s biggest… Read more »

Why Veterans make Great Leaders

With Veterans Day, November 11th, just around the corner, our thoughts go to those men and women who stand in the gap for freedom. With those thoughts, comes the reality of what happens when they return to the workforce –… Read more »

New Hires – Raising the Bar & Sticking to It

Hiring the right employee isn’t easy. Because of that, it can be tempting to hire someone who is “good enough” rather than waiting for that best-match fit. But in the end, the cost of a bad hire is usually greater… Read more »