How Much Does a Bad Hire Cost Your Business?

When a company makes a great hiring decision, it can boost productivity, morale, innovation and even the bottom line. But what about the effects of a bad hire? If this is something that hiring personnel ignore, they may take a complacent attitude toward the candidate selection and interview processes. Some might look at the issue… Read more »

How to Create Professional Goals That Last

When you’re employed and trying to establish some professional goals, you need to consider the context of your current job situation. Businesses normally indicate their priorities through their investments, and whatever your employer is committing to, you ought to have a strategy informed by those investments. Your professional goals should complement those priorities and have… Read more »

Should You Google Candidates Before Their Interviews?

Googling candidates before an interview is a tricky subject. On the one hand, applicants ought to be held responsible for the digital footprint they put down. If an applicant has been posting racist rants, for instance, you definitely want to know about it. Or, if a candidate has gone through the trouble of creating a… Read more »

Four Proven Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Employees are more motivated when they are engaged, and engaging employees is easier than it sounds. Motivated employees work harder and produce better work than unmotivated counterparts, which makes them essential to the growth of your bottom line. If you are looking to boost employee motivation read our tips below. 1. Maintain Core Values  A strong set of… Read more »

Find These Office Hazards Before It’s Too Late

When you think of a hazardous workplace, an office doesn’t come to mind. However, there are hazards in an office building and ignoring them means putting people at risk unnecessarily. Management must have various hazards identified, assessed and addressed. Consider the following common office hazards and how to fix them. Eye Strain The typical office… Read more »

You Must Put an Emphasis on Company Culture to Attract the Best Candidates

Run-of-the-mill candidates may don’t care about the values that drive your company or the various ways your people interact with each other, but then you don’t want to hire run-of-the-mill candidates, do you? The best candidates give a lot of attention to the culture of a company, especially in a job market that happens to… Read more »

Candidates Fall Into 3 Major Categories: Which Does Your Business Need?

Whether it’s for an upper executive position or a receptionist job, hirable applicants tend to fall into three different categories, each with their own pros and cons. Based on the knowledge of these three types of candidates, who is your business really looking for? The Seasoned Pro This person has all the experience you’re looking… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Workforce Happy Without a Raise

Most of us can say with honesty that our employees deserve a raise. However, the competing demands of the business world mean that providing a salary bump isn’t always possible. Still, there are other ways to cut down on turnover among your workforce. Here are some of our tips for keeping workers happy and engaged… Read more »

3 Reasons to Start Giving Your Employees the Recognition They Deserve

Employee recognition is the formal acknowledgement of an employee’s or team’s effort that supports the organization’s goals and gone beyond normal expectations. We all need to feel appreciated, and employees respond to appreciation expressed through formal recognition because it confirms their work is valued. When employees feel that they are valued, their satisfaction and productivity… Read more »

5 Bright Red Flags to Watch Out For While You’re Interviewing Candidates This Year

A vital part of successfully running a business is assembling a top team and working with the best people possible. Often, the best people for your company aren’t those with the abilities that perfectly fit job descriptions. If an applicant is able, passionate and principled, she or he will always be more of an asset… Read more »