You Are Finding Candidates, But Not the RIGHT Candidates

Hiring can be a challenge. Sometimes you have no trouble finding candidates. But when you start interviewing, no one quite fits your requirements. Use these three strategies to uncover the RIGHT candidates the first time around.  Rewrite Your Job Descriptions If one candidate after another fails to meet your expectations, you may need to revisit the job description. Start by identifying possible problems. Pull out a piece of… Read More »

What Is Ethical Leadership?

Ethical leadership sounds like a wonderful idea. After all, in a perfect world, shouldn’t all companies be ethical? So, what is ethical leadership? And how does it apply to YOUR organization?  What Is Ethical Leadership? Ethical leadership is a management style guided by moral beliefs and values. Ethical leadership focuses on the common good as well as the rights and dignity of others. This includes concepts such… Read More »

Positive Management Style Leads to Better Team Performance

Do you think management style doesn’t make a difference? Think again. Research shows a positive management style leads to better team performance. After all, how would you react in the following situation?  A project your team was overseeing didn’t go well. Your manager calls you into the office and…  Scenario #1 – … points everything you did wrong, threatens to fire you if this happens again, and expresses disappointment because your group “is usually so on top of… Read More »

Importance of Noting Even the Small Wins in Your Life

For most of us, it’s easy to dwell on the negative. Your company’s sales are down this quarter. Your top employee just quit. But remember to focus on the positive too, because noting the small wins in your life can make you happier, healthier, and more successful.   The Benefits of Noting the Small Wins in Your Life Numerous studies link positive thinking to both a healthier mind and a healthier body. Advantages include:  Lower… Read More »

Tips to Help Manage Political Discussions in the Office

You may prefer to run a non-partisan business, but during an election year those political conversations inevitably pop up. And suddenly, an off-handed comment turns into a heated debate. To keep work-life civil, use these tips to manage political discussions in the office.  Familiarize Yourself with Workplace Laws When it comes to politics, workplace laws vary by state, industry and context. While everyone has First Amendment rights, these rights may not apply in the office.… Read More »

3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read More »

Start Making Connections with Upcoming Graduates

Your company is looking to hire. So, where can you find your next employees? In the rush to post Help Wanted ads, many organizations overlook the potential of connecting with upcoming high school and college graduates.  The Advantages of Recruiting Upcoming Graduates The newest members of the workforce bring a unique set of benefits to the table. These include:  Enthusiasm  Fresh perspectives  Adaptability … Read More »

Frustrated by Positions That You Just Can’t Fill?

Your company is looking to fill an open position. You post multiple Now Hiring ads, but you just can’t seem to find the right person. Are you getting frustrated? Before you give up, consider these strategies.     Revisit the Job Description  When hiring, it’s easy to become overzealous in defining the ideal candidate. Take a second look at your job description. Are you being realistic? Or, are you trying to find someone… Read More »