How to Be Hands-on Without Micromanaging

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Good management is the right balance of engaging your staff while allowing employees to complete tasks on their own. Too much distance and you are out of touch with your department; however, too much involvement in all details of projects and you are micromanaging. How can you be hands-on with your employees without micromanaging? Open… Read more »

Are These Traits Killing Your Online Business Credibility?

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Credibility is a company’s currency and leverage. When your business has a positive reputation, your organization has more influence over the market, new products have a better chance of being successful, and you may be able to have an impact on the direction of new trends in your niche. You can have a stellar offline… Read more »

How to Hire in a Low Unemployment Market

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It is a simple law of supply and demand: When there are more candidates, you have a better pool of qualified applicants. In a low unemployment market, you have fewer job seekers and they may not have the skills you need. When there is a low supply of unemployed workers, how do you find high-qualified… Read more »

The Secret to More Effective Team Meetings

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Everyone has had this experience: Sitting at a meeting where no one seems to be accomplishing anything and all you want to do is leave to work on finishing that report you have due at the end of the day. Meetings are important, however, if they aren’t effective, then they can be counterproductive. If you… Read more »

The Secret to Successful Hiring (From Other Successful Companies)

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A low unemployment rate doesn’t mean you have few opportunities to find qualified candidates for open positions. When you create a hiring plan that includes key strategies, key candidates will come to you. Here are some tips from other successful companies on how you can find the perfect candidate for you next job opening. Vivid… Read more »

Is Your Business Prepared for Baby Boomers Leaving the Workforce?

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Baby boomers make up a large portion of the workforce. They often have upper-level positions and are responsible for making important decisions for many businesses. As these older workers retire, they leave behind a large hole in the job pool some industries aren’t prepared to fill. A survey conducted by Pew Research Center showed that… Read more »

Instill Passion in Your Employees with These 3 Tips

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Creating a workforce of passionate employees will do more than make workers more engaged in their job. Enthusiastic workers are less likely to call in sick, more likely to stay with a company and improve work performance. If you have a happy employee, you have a profitable business – and if you follow these three… Read more »

Pride Brings Better Results: How to Improve Team Unity and Sense of Purpose

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Teams are a vital part of the workplace. Managers have to help employees with different personalities and work styles create a cohesive unit in order to be productive. In order to create harmony and efficiency in the workplace, managers should work to improve morale and a sense of purpose in teams. Team Environment Teams take… Read more »

Is Your Workplace Keeping Up with Technology?

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Technology is changing rapidly, and if you want to maintain an efficient workplace, your company needs to keep up. If your organization isn’t using cloud technology, social media, and mobile to leverage efficiency, then you may not be able to preserve a competitive advantage in your market. Cloudy with a Chance of Flexibility The cloud… Read more »

New Hiring Methods to Implement in 2015

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There is no better time than the New Year to look back on what hiring practices have worked well and consider new practices to implement in the coming year. Hiring is one area where there is always room to improve and try new techniques that to increase your ability to find the best candidates. Consider… Read more »