How to Tell if a Job Applicant is Trainable

You’re searching for a new employee. Of course, qualifications and experience are important, but don’t forget about trainability. So, how can you tell if a job applicant is trainable? What Is Trainability? Trainability refers to an employee’s ability to master and apply new skills. Brainpower comes into play. However, a person must be flexible and… Read More »

How to Increase Employee Attendance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost U.S. employers over $225.8 billion annually. So, what can your company do to make sure your workers show up when you need them? Here’s how to increase employee attendance. Tips for Improving Employee Attendance Clearly Outline Expectations It will… Read More »

Is Retention Taking Precedence on Your Team?

You’ve worked hard to put together a strong group of employees, but turnover can derail your efforts. So, is retention taking precedence on your team? Here are some tips for keeping the great people you have. Why Retention Should Take Precedence Turnover Is Expensive According to a 2017 report, it costs as much as 33… Read More »

How Your Company Handled COVID Matters to Future Candidates

Your organization survived the last year. Whew. You’re glad that’s in the past. Only guess what? How your company handled COVID matters to future candidates. Here’s why the pandemic will continue to impact recruiting and how you can address potential employee’s concerns.  Why Your Handling of COVID Matters to Future Candidates  They’re Hoping for Reassurance About Your Company’s Stability  Some businesses struggled but survived the pandemic. Others folded. And still,… Read More »

How to Get Your Employees Pumped for the New Year

The past year has been tough for everyone, but you and your team made it through. So, how can you build enthusiasm for an even better 2021? Here’s how to get your employees pumped for the new year.  Celebrate Last Year’s Accomplishments  Although 2020 wasn’t easy, you and your employees can still find at least one positive takeaway. Maybe you overcame what once would have… Read More »

3 Tips to Live Your Life For the Week, Not Just the Weekend

Do you celebrate every Friday afternoon and hide under the covers every Monday morning? Don’t let work get you down. Follow these 3 tips to live your life for the week, not just the weekend.    How to Live Your Life for the Week, Not Just the Weekend  Focus on the Positive During the Week  Hopefully, you like something about your job.… Read More »

HOT Leadership Trends Heading into the New Year

The past ten months have been difficult, but you’re hoping to take your organization to the next level in 2021. So, what management skills should you focus on? Here are HOT leadership trends heading into the New Year.  HOT Leadership Trends for 2021  Tackling Volatility  We don’t know how long Coronavirus will last. We don’t know when a vaccine will be widely… Read More »

Train Your Brain to Complain Less

Does your first reaction to any situation seem to be a complaint? Would you like to be a more positive person? Here’s how to train your brain to complain less.  Monitor Your Complaints  So, are you as negative as you think? As Al Pittampalli points out in his book, Persuadable, human beings aren’t great at evaluating themselves. Therefore, run a more scientific experiment. Create a Complaint Notebook using either a pad… Read More »

Why Building Your Employer Brand Is More Important Than Ever

You’ve probably heard companies talk about their employer brand. So, what does it mean? And why is building your employer brand more important than ever?  What Is an Employer Brand?  Your employer brand is your reputation as an employer. This includes how potential, current, and past employees view your business. In other words, it’s the answer to the question, “What’s it like to work… Read More »