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 »

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 »

How to Manage and Make a Difference

What if you could not only effectively manage your employees, but also improve their lives? Does this sound impossible? Maybe, it’s not. Check out this inspiration advice from top leadership experts.   Help People Achieve Their Dreams – Matthew Kelley In his book, The Dream Manager, best-selling author Matthew Kelley writes, “The future of your organization and… Read More »

Begin Holding Yourself Accountable for Work Attendance

Whoops! You’re late for work again. No big deal, right? Wrong! Constantly missing work and showing up tardy makes you look bad.    Think about how you feel when a friend arrives late or not at all. Unless you are incredibly patient, you’ll probably feel aggravated and annoyed. And, this is how your boss feels too.  … 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 »

Make Sure There’s a Path for Your Temporary Workforce to Become Permanent

Does your company use temporary workers? Do any of your temps ever become permanent employees? If you answered, “No,” you probably are putting your business at a disadvantage.  Here are three reasons why advancing temps to full-time positions is a smart business strategy.   Inspire Your Workforce As organizational consultant, Simon Sinek writes in his book, Start with Why, “Average companies give their people something… Read More »

What Can We Learn From National Hot Dog Day? Bring a Salad for Lunch

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Sunshine, beaches, picnics and probably hot dogs. That’s why the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council celebrates National Hot Dog Day every July. In 2019, Wednesday, July 17 is the date to remember.   However, when it comes to healthy lunch options, we know salads, not hot dogs, are the better choice. In fact, according to the experts at WebMD, “Eating salad almost every… Read More »

Celebrate Yourself by Learning New Skills

Trying something new is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself. You gain a new skill as well as a sense of accomplishment.   Is there something you’d like to learn, but you never found the time? Here are seven popular skills and tips on where to start your learning journey.  Photography / Videography Did you know Apple Stores offer free photography and… Read More »