10 Clear Signs Of A Bad Hire!
Aug07

10 Clear Signs Of A Bad Hire!

Bad hires are bad business. The minute you decide that you are in need of a new employee is when recruitment starts, whether this is happening because of the expanding of the company, or because someone has left the company. The whole process can be a long and time-consuming one, from creating a job description to advertising to selecting candidates for interview to the actual interview itself and much more. It’s always a massive...

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Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.
Apr07

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens. I once worked with the poster child of an Administrative Assistant. He was always energetic, very prompt, a PowerPoint whiz and a master of streamlining processes. A college-educated young man who never seemed to have a bad day. Even though he was homeless. Several clues led to this revelation. His clothing was always a bit crumpled, but never inappropriate. His grooming was not polished but...

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Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!
Apr04

Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!

I once boarded a corporate shuttle and happened to sit next to a manager who mentioned he was on his way to terminate an employee. When I asked why, he said he needed someone more reliable and dependable, someone who didn’t “have so many Dr. appointments and family issues”. Something about this offended my Benefit Manager sensibilities. So I kicked into action. “Tell me more,” I asked. As he told the story, I simultaneously texted a...

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Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
Feb21

Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment

Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them learn new skills and adapt to workplace changes. Getting a good return on investment (ROI) regarding employees is a priority, and ongoing training is an excellent way to do it because it...

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How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout
Feb13

How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout

Working at a desk and staring at a computer all day can be a grind. It can become dull and boring, and sometimes you just want to take a six-month vacation. We’ve all been there. So, as managers and employers, how do you keep your expectations high and increase employee performance without suffering the consequences of burnout? The first step is to recognize the problem and how your employees are feeling. Talk to them and get their...

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Attitudes: An Advantage to Any Leader’s Survival Guide
Aug24

Attitudes: An Advantage to Any Leader’s Survival Guide

Research done by Hugh Montgomery, cardiovascular genetics consultant at the University College London, identified nine factors that make a difference to the chance of survival for individuals in life-threatening situations. At the top of the list was genetics, which is considered somewhat outside of our control. However, with the other eight factors that are under our control, at the top of the list are attitudes, the strength of...

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Employee Wellness = Employee Happiness: 5 Apps/Services to Get Your Wellness Program Up and Running!

One great way to increase employee happiness is by focusing on wellness initiatives at your office.

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#HRchat: Employee Onboarding – Broken Promises

The onboarding process is a pivotal time for the new hire. This is the time when they are welcomed into workplace culture and expectations are defined.

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