Have You Thought of a Strategy to Onboard Remote Hires?

The Coronavirus pandemic has made remote hiring more common than ever before. However, just because you’ve hired someone off–site doesn’t mean you can skip the onboarding procedures. Have you thought of a strategy to onboard remote hires? If not, here are some tips for developing a successful plan.  Tips for Onboarding Remote Hires  Extend a Warm Welcome  You probably won’t be… Read More »

Start Looking Forward to Monday

Certainly, most people find weekends more enjoyable than weekdays. But that doesn’t mean you have to dread every upcoming week. Here are five tricks to help you look forward to Monday.    Schedule a Fun Event When you have something fun planned, it’s easier to look forward to the day ahead. So, if possible, make Monday your go-to day for events. Meet a friend… Read More »

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 »

Ditch the “Fake It Until You Make It” Attitude

At some point in your life, you probably didn’t know how to do something. So, maybe you just pretended everything was fine… until it wasn’t. Are you looking for a better solution? Ditch the “fake it until you make it” attitude and try these strategies instead.  Admit You Don’t Know It All Especially in the workplace setting, many people feel pressured… 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 »

Feeling Overwhelmed by Your Job Search?

If you lost your job during the COVID-19 crisis, you might feel overwhelmed. After all, how are you supposed to find a new position with unemployment rates spiking into the double digits. Take a deep breath. You can do this! Use these tips to launch a successful job search and get back to work.  Complete One Task Every Day… Read More »

Create a Fitness Challenge for Your Office!

Healthier employees are likely to be happier and more productive. So, how can you encourage healthy behaviors within your organization? Consider creating a fitness challenge for your office.  The Benefits of a Fitness Challenge Healthier employees usually miss fewer days of work and have lower health care costs;  Fitness activities help to promote overall healthier lifestyles;  Group challenges foster teamwork as well as friendly competition;  Fitness competitions can be… Read More »

3 Tips for Creating Better Professional Relationships

What if you got along well with your co-workers? In most cases, it probably would make your job easier. Follow these three tips for creating better professional relationships and, therefore, a better career.      Make a Commitment to Relationship Building We all know developing a meaningful relationship takes time and effort. In other words, you can’t bring in donuts once and assume everyone will love you forever. As a result, you’ll… Read More »