4 Fun Winter Team Building Ideas

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and it’s easy for morale to slide. Add some fun back into your workplace by hosting one or more of these winter team building activities.     Hold a Chili Cookoff   Combine some friendly competition with a team lunch for all. Advertise this event a few… Read More »

4 Signs Your Bar Is Set Too High for Your Employees

You want your employees to succeed and even excel at their jobs. But, what if instead of challenging them, you are asking too much? Here are four indicators your expectations may be too high.   Everyone Is Working Overtime   Many businesses experience busy seasons or tight deadlines when everyone needs to put in some extra hours.… Read More »

3 Questions to Ask That Will Reveal If Your Candidate Is Reliable

Even if you find an employee with top skills, you’ll have a significant problem if they don’t show up and do their work. So, how can you make sure a candidate is time conscious, responsible, and dependable?    Here are three interview questions that will provide a greater understanding of character:   Tell me about a time… Read More »

Easy Ways to Cut Paper Waste in the Office

Are you trying to make your business more environmentally friendly? Using less paper is an effective, and relatively easy, place to begin. Inspire your team to Go Green with these 20 ideas.    Invest in web-based software, such as Google Docs, to collaborate and share files electronically.  Digitize documents rather than keeping paper copies.  (Added Bonus: Cloud-based storage is easier to access and search.)  Use email, voicemail or texts before paper mail.  (Added Bonus: You… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… Read More »

Workplace Culture: Does Yours Attract Candidates?

A company’s culture can either be helpful or hurtful. There is no in-between when it comes to the impact office culture has on attracting candidates. If your workplace culture is toxic, there is a big chance that you will have trouble attracting candidates. Job candidates talk, especially online, which is never good for a company… Read More »

Four Steps to Prepare Your Team for Temporary Help

Companies need assistance from temporary workers every so often, which means that new employees will be coming into the office on a regular basis. When this happens, your full-time staff members might become worried about possibly being replaced. Because of this, you must prepare your team for temporary employees by following the four steps outlined… Read More »

Overqualified Candidate? How to Address These Concerns During an Interview

Does your company interview overqualified candidates? Does your human resources department worry about how to handle such interviews? This is perfectly normal, and can be handled easily by following the tips outlined in this post. We will discuss the best ways to address the concerns your company has about hiring an overqualified candidate so you… Read More »

Is Contract-to-Hire the Right Staffing Solution for You?

Companies hire their employees using two different methods, direct hire and contract-to-hire. Some companies use a mix of both, while others use one method or the other to bring in new employees. In most cases, the company will need to decide what type of hire is right for them at their time of need. In… Read More »

Strategies to Successfully Hire Millennial Talent

Millennials have been flooding the job market for the past couple of years and they’ll continue to do so in the near future. They are a different breed of worker, one that needs to be looked after and tends to have a sense of entitlement. They are also energetic, eager to learn new things and… Read More »