Tips For Overcoming Challenges When Hiring Top Talent

According to a 2018 Conference Board study, “failure to attract and retain top talent” is now the number one issue on the minds of CEOs. How can your organization compete in a tight labor market? Expand Your Reach Many companies rely primarily on transactional recruiting or posting open positions on a job board. Although this… Read More »

How Temporary Work Allows You To “Try Before You Buy”

Companies know hiring can be risky, but for workers, accepting a job can be risky too. Even when everything seems perfect, sometimes things don’t work out. What can you do to avoid the wrong job, company or boss? The answer involves some work on your part. Learn as much as you can before signing on.… Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

Infographics, or data made visual, date back to the 1700s. You have probably seen lots of infographics in print and online, and now this trend is moving into the job market with infographic resumes. Standard resumes use text to list information from top to bottom. Infographic resumes apply graphic design elements, including layout, color, icons… Read More »

The Importance of Conducting Workplace Safety Audits

There is no doubt a safer company is a better company. And one of the best ways an organization can provide a workplace free from recognized hazards is by conducting safety audits. What Is a Safety Audit? A safety audit is a structured process used to discover if a company’s safety program is efficient, effective… Read More »

Important Skills Needed to Have a Successful Career in Human Resources

A job in human resources can be an exciting opportunity. Depending on the organization, duties may range from talent management to corporate compliance to strategic planning. Most HR positions require a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or a related field. Some companies prefer candidates with a master’s degree, previous experience and/or certification.… Read More »

How to Get Your Employees to Perform at Their Best

Every manager hopes to have employees performing at top levels, but this is easier said than done. One great way to ensure success is by instituting a goal-setting program. For goals to be effective, they must be carefully crafted, executed and assessed. Without deliberate and careful planning, even the best intentions can fall flat. These… Read More »

How Successful Is Your Recruiting Process?

If your company wants to find and retain top talent, your recruiting process is vitally important. But, how can you determine if your hiring practices are effective? There are a variety of metrics, but it really boils down to quality and speed. Are You Finding the Right Employees? A typical measurement for quality is candidates… Read More »

5 Tips For Turning Your Employees Into Leaders

It is common knowledge that managers should look for and teach their successors. After all, this is how companies prepare for periods of transition. However, if intentional leadership training is instituted across the organization, the benefits are even more powerful. This does not meaning grooming everyone to become a future CEO. According to Dr. Tim… Read More »

Important Topics Leaders Should Cover When Meeting With Their Team

Staff meetings are important to keep everyone focused, involved and committed. But unfortunately, meetings have a reputation for being unproductive, long and boring. Best-selling author and former general manager of Hewlett-Packard, Patty Azzarello, argues that companies need to stop having “status meetings” and move into higher-value conversations. So, how can a leader change the meeting… Read More »

Why You Need to Focus More on Employee Onboarding

For most employees, the onboarding process is hardly enjoyable. This is bad news for employers, especially when you consider the fact they have a prime opportunity to make a great first impression during the onboarding process. As a business owner or supervisor, it’s in your best interest to make onboarding exciting and interesting. If you… Read More »