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 »

These Are the Steps You Need to Take to Become a CDL Driver

Are you thinking about becoming a professional truck or bus driver? If so, you must have a CDL or Commercial Driver’s License. But, how do you get a CDL? Here’s a brief overview.  Decide What Type of License You Need Although regulations vary by state, CDL licenses generally break down as follows:  CDL Class A – Tractor trailers, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, flatbeds  CDL Class B – Large passenger buses, delivery trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks   CDL… 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 »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Company for Your First Job After Graduating

Congratulations! You earned your college degree. Now, you’re ready to put your education to use. It’s time to find a job. But what if this is harder than you thought?  Luckily, you don’t have to search alone. Employment agencies can be a fantastic resource for first-time job seekers. Here are five reasons to give your nearby staffing company a call.  Gain the Experience You Need Lack of… Read More »

Big Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Boost Your Confidence Beforehand

For most of us, interviews are stressful. After all, you need to make a great first impression, sell your skills, prove your worth and get the job. No pressure, right?  Although this sounds anxiety inducing, you don’t have to let your nerves get the best of you. Use these five tricks to ace your next interview … with confidence.  Don’t Waste Time on Worst-Case… Read More »

5-Minute Meditations at Work for Your Most Stressful Days

Most of us have experienced one of THOSE days at work. Your stress level is through the roof, there’s no end in sight, and you can’t seem to calm yourself down. When this happens, have you considered meditation?   Maybe you think meditation is too time–consuming, too difficult or just not for you? Well, think again. Did you know you can meditate in as little as five… Read More »

How to Keep your Best Employees

Although some turnover is unavoidable, no one likes losing a high performer. These individuals may be difficult or even impossible to replace. What can your organization do to keep its top talent?     Pay People What They Are Worth Pay tends to be a sticky subject as well as one of the primary reasons employees leave. After all, who wouldn’t want to make $75,000 a year instead of $50,000? But, how do… Read More »

Watch These 3 TED Talks to Boost Your Motivation

Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.  If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth Running Time: 6:01 minutes Views: 17… 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 »