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Want the Best Employees? Start Paying More Competitive Salaries

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When you are looking to fill an open position, you always want to find the best candidates and entice them to work for your company. If you have employees who are at the top of their field, you want to be able to retain them and help them feel satisfied with their role within the… Read more »

Chronic Job Hopper? Spin it to Your Advantage at Your Next Interview

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If you have had multiple positions within the last five years, hiring managers will consider you a job hopper. Often, this can be seen as a negative characteristic that can lead to companies passing you over for candidates who have more stable resumes. There is a way to turn this potential negative into a positive… Read more »

3 Strategies Behind Keeping Employees Engaged and Committed

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Employees who are engaged and committed are more productive and satisfied with their jobs and the company. They are less likely to take time off and more likely to stay with the company instead of leaving to work with a competitor. If you are looking to help your staff feel they are contributing members in… Read more »

You’re Not Average. . . And That’s A Good Thing

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Everyone has talents. You may be good at conducting research, or creating advertisements, or soothing disgruntled customers. You have strengths, and there is nothing wrong with highlighting these strengths when you are interviewing for a new position. Hiring managers want to understand what skills you will bring to their organization. Therefore, you need to show… Read more »

Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire – Which Should You Choose?

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Filling an open position can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Of course, you don’t have to handle the process yourself. Instead of hiring a candidate directly, you can retain a staffing agency to fill the position for you. A temp-to-hire solution is viable for many open positions, but sometimes a direct hire is the… Read more »

Is Your Company Culture Built For Employee Success?

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Company culture is a concept that managers use to define the goals, mission, policies and environment of an organization. As an employee, you may not think that company culture is an important term for you to understand. If you don’t comprehend the environment of your organization, however, you may not be able to determine if… Read more »

My Employee Lied on His Resume – Can I Fire Him?

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It isn’t unusual for candidates to put their best foot forward when applying for an open position. Embellishments on a resume aren’t unheard of and people may even stretch the truth slightly when constructing a resume. Wanting to impress management isn’t horrible, however outright lies on a resume are wrong. If you hire a new… Read more »

4 Career Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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If you are looking to advance at your organization, professional growth is important. It is good to know your strengths and weaknesses to improve yourself and progress in your career. In the process of personal growth, you also try to avoid making mistakes that could hurt your career. However, some mistakes aren’t obvious and some… Read more »

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 »

Should You Take a Job You Don’t Really Want?

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Job hunting can be scary, especially if you are unemployed while you are searching for a new position. It can be tempting to take any job offer that comes your way. As enticing as it may be, you shouldn’t take a job you don’t really want. You always have options and the stress and anxiety… Read more »