5 Tips To Help Ensure Your Business Is a Safe Workplace

Ensure Safe Workplace

Business owners often think of safety as a burdensome cost. But operating a safe workplace can come with a lot of benefits. Think of it more like insurance than as an outright cost – you spend a little now to make sure you don’t lose a lot down the road. Small investments in safety can… Read more »

5 Tips to Ensure You and Your Employees are on the Same Page

Employee Communication Tips

Success comes with good communication. Staying in close contact with your employees doesn’t guarantee that you’ll achieve your goals, but it’s very hard to achieve them without it. The problem with maintaining the appropriate levels of communication? Well, life. Obviously, you start every project dedicated to the idea that everyone will stay on the same… Read more »

3 Tips to Make Your Job Posting Stand Out

Job Posting Tips

You invest significant time and resources in your recruitment process. But you still have trouble finding the right candidate. Each time you get to the decision stage, you face a disappointingly small number of top-end prospects. It doesn’t seem to make sense. You maximize your resume screening with the help of algorithms. You optimize your… Read more »

How to Be a Manager Employees Look up To

Manager Employees Look Up To

Management books love to invoke “leadership.” Unfortunately, for most of these, the term represents little more than a buzzword. There’s a difference between leadership as a TED talk subject and the nitty-gritty day-to-day process of steering a team, with diverse skill levels and varied personalities, to success. Winning the respect of your employees represents an… Read more »

How Can Online Reviews Turn Away Top Talent?

Brands go two ways now. There was a time (think: Mad Men, smoke at work, drink at lunch, wear a tie to the movies kind of time) when the only branding you had to worry about was to consumers. These days (work from home, check Twitter, go to the movies in sweat suits and yoga… Read more »

How to Run Successful Year-End Reviews for Your Team

It’s that time of year. The awkward, uncomfortable, excruciating time of year, when you’re forced to drop many of the natural rules of civility and decorum, and tell the people you spend most of your waking hours with what you really think of them. That’s right: year-end review time! And you’re not even allowed to… Read more »

5 Workplace Issues to Solve in 2019

The holidays are over and resolutions are in full swing. People have renewed their gym memberships, sworn off sweets and recommitted to invigorating their careers. Those first two promises might not last past March 1, but hopefully the career stuff stays in play throughout 2019. Still, however committed to a goal, nothing is ever easy.… Read more »

Workplace Trends You Might See in 2019

The story of 2019 will depend a lot on whether the strong labor market can continue. Going into 2019, economic stats point to a tight labor market, headlined by the lowest unemployment rate in decades. This fact gives skilled talent the upper hand in many job negotiations. There just aren’t a lot of people out… Read more »

New Hire With Hidden Potential? Here’s How to Use It to Your Advantage

You bring someone in for what basically amounts to a mindless task. But your new hire surprises you. They show ingenuity and pluck. You know they are being wasted in the entry-level position you hired them to handle. You know it’s only a matter of time before they get fed up and start looking for… Read more »

How to Show Your Staff You are Thankful For Them

The holidays are all about looking back at the year that’s ending and preparing for the year that’s about to start. At Thanksgiving, we think about the things we appreciate most. At Christmas, we gather with family and friends to celebrate togetherness. And at New Year’s, we make our resolutions for the coming year. The… Read more »