Best Ways to Welcome a New Employee

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Cultivating a positive company culture has many aspects, but one of the most important facets is how you welcome new team members. Hiring can be difficult, and it’s not uncommon that new staff gets lost in the shuffle. Being an outstanding leader means making every employee feel welcome and important. Commit to making a positive… Read more »

The Major Drawback of Employee Referrals

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If you want to attract talent, one popular strategy is to ask your employees to recommend professionals, and provide an incentive. Whether it’s a cash bonus or a prize, your staff will take advantage of the offer and bring in their connections. The goal of an employee referral program is to fill roles and retain… Read more »

Avoiding Micromanagement In Your Office

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Have you ever heard a worker say, “I love my boss! My supervisor is a total micromanager.” Probably not. Not only do employees detest micromanagement, it’s also the least productive form of leadership. Increasing the pressure on a staff member can be detrimental to their effectiveness. We’re here to help you diagnose your level of… Read more »

Best Books of 2018 to Boost Your Leadership Skills

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Quick clips in your Facebook feed and LinkedIn articles can be fun and interesting. But the top professionals know the best wisdom lies in leadership books. Penned by pioneers in their respective industries, we want to recommend our favorite selections that can help you develop your leadership skills. Whether you’re a veteran in management or… Read more »

Is Your Company Practicing What You Preach?

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Managing a team effectively comes with experience. But delivering on your company’s vision? That takes much more. It can be difficult to create an abstract theme for your organization, and carry out concrete tasks to fulfill that vision.   You can’t stay true to your brand if you don’t have one, so you’ll need to:… Read more »

Team-Building Exercises to Help Build Trust in Your Workplace

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Teams don’t succeed without trust. Whether it’s the Denver Broncos or the customer service reps, harmony is vital to achieve a common goal. Sometimes the people get you through the day. Employees often thrive when they get along well with their co-workers. But getting along isn’t enough, your people need to have a strong foundation… Read more »

4 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Harsh

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Leadership is not for everyone. You know how tough it can be to squash office conflict or delegate tasks effectively. When you’re commanding a team, it can be difficult to balance being stern with being compassionate. You want to encourage your staff members to succeed, not push them so that they crack under pressure. The… Read more »

4 Steps to Stop Workplace Negativity NOW

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Negativity: It’s a productivity killer. When you’re a leader in the workplace, it can be hard to keep your people motivated when morale is low. Whether there’s a conflict between co-workers or difficult clients, it’s your responsibility to stop bad vibes in their tracks. We’ve got four steps to help you keep things positive and… Read more »

How Much Time Does Hiring REALLY Take?

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As a manager, it can be easy for too many tasks to become your responsibility. We’re here to discuss one aspect that most leaders don’t love: the hiring process. Recently, some trends in hiring have impacted the way you may manage your staff. Glassdoor’s research team shows that the average interview process takes about 23… Read more »