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 Reconnect With Professional Contacts

You meet lots of people throughout your career. And often, when you switch roles or companies, you lose touch. Then, unexpectedly, you need a favor, but you haven’t talked to this person in years. Uh-oh. Now what? Use these tips to reconnect with professional contacts.  How to Reconnect with Professional Contacts… If You’re Planning Ahead  Maybe you’re thinking about launching a job… 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 »

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 »

3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Start Making Connections with Upcoming Graduates

Your company is looking to hire. So, where can you find your next employees? In the rush to post Help Wanted ads, many organizations overlook the potential of connecting with upcoming high school and college graduates.  The Advantages of Recruiting Upcoming Graduates The newest members of the workforce bring a unique set of benefits to the table. These include:  Enthusiasm  Fresh perspectives  Adaptability … Read More »

Getting to the Bottom of High Employee Turnover in Your Company

Is your company struggling to keep workers? Does it seem as though no sooner do you hire someone than someone else leaves? If so, it may be time to get to the bottom of high employee turnover in your company.   What Is High Turnover? High turnover is a tricky topic. Turnover rates vary from 1.3% to 1.4% for government positions to 100%… Read More »

Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Strongest Skills?

What if you could use your employees’ strengths to your advantage? It sounds like a recipe for success, doesn’t it? Here’s why and how your company should be leveraging your employees’ strongest skills.  The Benefits of Playing to Strengths Recent Gallup research shows focusing on employee’s strongest skills increases engagement and performance as well as health and wellbeing. Some of the specific… Read More »