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 »

4 Ways to Stay Busy at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you stuck in your house because of the Coronavirus crisis? You know social isolation helps save lives, but you are so bored. Here’s four ways to stay busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.     Tackle Something You’ve Been Meaning to Do   You know what we’re talking about. Those projects! Sort out your closet.… Read More »

Do You Hire the Under-Qualified Candidate Who Is Extremely Motivated?

With ongoing low unemployment rates, your organization may be having trouble filling open spots. So, what should you do with an under-qualified candidate who is exceptionally motivated? Should you hire, or should you pass? The correct answer depends on the applicant as well as your company’s needs. Here’s a quick overview.  When TO Hire an Under-Qualified Candidate When You Realize Your Expectations Are Too High Sometimes, businesses become overzealous when writing job descriptions. This can lead to a situation… Read More »

Quitting Your Job and Starting Fresh Can Be Scary – Here are 3 Motivating Tips

Your job is driving you crazy, and you don’t know what to do. You could quit, but starting fresh can be so scary. It would probably be easier to stay… if only you weren’t so unhappy.   Are you tired of going around in this circle? Here are three motivating tips to get you back on the road to success.  Your Current Job Won’t Magically Fix Itself. Ok, so you… Read More »

4 Tips to Sell Yourself In Your Next Interview

Landing an interview is exciting, but this is only the first step. To receive a job offer, you need to go beyond your resume. Follow these four tips to sell yourself in your next interview.  Research the Company Companies want people, especially potential employees, to love them. Knowing about a company is one of the best ways to display your interest and enthusiasm. And, as a bonus, you’ll look well-informed and prepared. Before… Read More »

How to Set an Attainable Goal for Yourself This New Year

Although New Year’s resolutions are popular, we all know the familiar story. We set a goal on January 1st, and by February 1st, our plans are long forgotten. So, how can you make 2020 different? Follow these steps to set an attainable goal for yourself this new year.  Start with a Stretch Goal Goals can be tricky. You want to push yourself but… Read More »

Did You Meet Last Year’s Goals? How to Realign for the New Year

How successful was your business in 2019? Did you meet your goals? Or, do you need to realign for the new year? Before you begin planning for 2020, it’s essential to consider your past performance.  Revisit Your Goals Start the new year by looking over your 2019 goals. If you didn’t write them down, make a list for both this year and for next. Having a hard copy… Read More »

Send Your Employer a Thank You Card this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. You know you should get your boss a holiday gift. But what on earth should you buy? Sometimes, the best present is a heartfelt Thank You. Here are three beautiful ways to express your gratitude.   Write a Handwritten Note   Sure. You could send a text or an email. However,… Read More »

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 »

Where Do You Begin Getting Forklift Operating Experience?

You’ve been searching for a job, and you’ve noticed lots of ads for forklift operators. That sounds interesting. But, most of the positions require experience. So, how do you learn to drive a forklift?   Step #1 – Meet the Requirements You must be 18 years old;   You will probably need a high school diploma or… Read More »