How Body Language Can Make or Break an Interview

When you’re preparing for an interview, you’re likely thinking of how you can impress the interviewer. You review your skills, your training, and your past experience. You’ll talk about all of them, and wow the interviewer!  All of that is important, of course. But something people don’t often think about can be nearly as important…. Read more »

5 Signs Your Top Employee Is Considering Quitting

All businesses should be eager to retain their top employees. Not only do they perform highly in terms of doing their work well, but they contribute to overall productivity. If you have to replace them, productivity will drop as you go through the recruiting process. In addition, the hiring process is costly in terms of… Read more »

Safety Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe in The Summer Heat

It’s summer, and temperatures are hot. On some days, they may rise to peak levels. For office workers in air-conditioned places, the temperatures are likely not an issue. But for industrial workers, warehouse workers and people who work outside, heat might be an issue. It might also be an issue for people working where ventilation… Read more »

Three Crucial Reasons Why You Need to Offer a Competitive Salary to Workers

If you’re in a hiring mode or even need to replace one person, you need to offer a competitive salary. Why? Well, let’s face it, most of us work for money! Salary is a big consideration when people consider taking a job — and when they consider leaving it. Here are the 3 crucial reasons… Read more »

How to Answer What Your Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Are

If you’re scheduled for a job interview, it’s a good idea to think through potential answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. And there are two frequently asked questions: 1) what’s your biggest strength and 2) what’s your biggest weakness. They may be phrased slightly differently (“what are you most good at?” or… Read more »

Company Morale Is Imperative in Retaining Talent

To retain your best employees, it’s important to maintain company morale at a high level. What’s morale? Well, it’s the overall feeling about the company and the workplace, a mix of pride, enthusiasm, and positive outlook for both employee’s and the organization. If there’s a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the company, you’ll have low… Read more »

Signs an Employee May Be Ready for a Career Advancement

Managers need to think about the career advancement of their top employees. Why? First, because it ensures a steady supply of qualified people to the upper levels of the organization. Second, promotional paths for employees are great ways to retain your best performers. Without any way to move up, your best people may look elsewhere…. Read more »

When Should You Be Staffing Up or Down for Seasonal Help?

If your company has a lot of seasonal work, when is the best time to staff up? When to Staff Up Never, ever wait until the last minute. Start at least 3 months ahead, and more if possible. Why? Well, first, you face competition. 70% percent of companies that need seasonal summer workers, for example,… Read more »

Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Do you think of social media as the place you connect with friends, keep up with family, and look up news? You should also be thinking of social media as a top way to find a job. Many jobs now are advertised on social media. Here are the top 6 ways to use social media… Read more »

Important Signs That Show You May Need to Grow Your Staff

All businesses have periodic needs to grow their staff. Even if you’re fully staffed for work needs now, attrition could leave you without sufficient staff, or sufficient staff of the right level. Plus, if you’re business itself is growing, you will definitely need to grow staff. You also don’t want to be caught with a… Read more »

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