Importance of Setting Expectations When New Employees Start

Onboarding Process When a new employee starts, you may have an onboarding process, a lunch with colleagues and training. While it is important to introduce the company, team members and the tasks the employee will perform, it is also very important to set expectations for the job.   Setting expectations helps employees know from the beginning what they are… Read more »

5 Tricks to Help You Wake Up In the Morning

There’s actually an old song that begins “Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning/ Oh, how I’d love to remain in bed.” Over the years, many people have shared those sympathies.   If you’re one of them, being on time to work can be a big problem. You may frustrate your supervisor and colleagues negatively impacting productivity. The situation may… Read more »

Brush up on Your Soft Skills to Land Your Next Job

Many employers think soft skills are more important than any other factor in getting a job. Soft skills are the intangible qualities and personal attributes that employees need, such as good communication skills and the ability to collaborate well on a team. Hard skills, by contrast, are the specific qualifications employees need to perform the… Read more »

The Importance of Exit Interviews to Improve Your Company

Even if you have great employee retention and morale, improvement on both those scores is a good idea, because both spur maximum productivity and teamwork. And if your retention and morale are average, or even subpar, all the more reason to pursue ways to improve. Enter the exit interview! Exit interviews are discussions with departing… Read more »

3 Ways to Turn Around an Interview That’s Going Poorly

Although every element in a job search contributes toward getting the job, your performance at an interview is a crucial make-or-break moment. If you do well, you advance to the next round (a job offer!). If you don’t do well, you’ll be thanked and probably never hear from the company again. What do you do… Read more »

How Acknowledging Your Best Employees Can Help Keep Them

Recognizing and praising employees who do a great job is one of the most important things you can do. Why? Employees who are praised develop more engagement in the workplace. They care about what happens on the job and to the company. And employees who have high levels of engagement are more satisfied on the… Read more »

Looking for That First Job After School? Try a Staffing Firm.

If you’ve recently graduated from either college or high school, you may be looking for your first full-time job. Looking for jobs after you’ve graduated can be challenging. First, there’s the common dilemma of people entering the workforce: Many jobs require experience, but how do you get a job that requires experience if you don’t have… Read more »

Feeling Nervous About That Interview? Try These Tips to Gain Confidence

If you feel nervous before a job interview, relax! It’s normal to be somewhat anxious. In fact, it’s a safe bet than nearly everyone who has ever been on a job interview has been nervous. That didn’t stop many of them from getting a job!  But it can help you feel better, and help your chances,… Read more »

Check Out These Tips to Increase Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity in the workplace is important to nearly every aspect of your organization’s business. Creativity is what solves problems that seem insurmountable. Creativity is what nurtures breakthrough ideas. Creativity gives you new ways to approach your job and improve productivity and processes.  But it’s not uncommon to feel tapped out of new ideas or creative… Read more »

5 Team Builders That Don’t Include Alcohol

Team–building activities can benefit your business in multiple ways. The more time managers spend with employees (experts say it should be about six hours per week), the more engagement and morale will rise. You’ll learn more about your team and how to motivate them, and the team will be cohesive.  But it can be tough to… Read more »

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