How to Systematically Determine Who Should Get a Raise When Evaluating Employee Performance

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Your employees aren’t working as volunteers, so the subject of pay does come up—often once a year. Many employers award workers annual pay bumps based on the cost of living increases. Beyond that, performance-based raises are an incentive to work hard and can be incredibly motivating to your employees. If you decide to award performance-based raises, you’ll need…

Six Questions to Ask an Applicant When Interviewing Them in Their Initial Interview

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A first interview is basically a meet-and-greet with a potential candidate. You want to get a feel for how well they’d fit into the position with the company. You can learn a lot by asking the right questions.   Help the Candidate Open Up  You’ll get the best impression of a candidate if you give them a…

Ways to Increase Your Company’s Popularity with Potential Candidates

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Your reputation in the marketplace matters. It’s an integral part of your employee recruitment strategy. We’ve all heard tales of company cultures with no cap on PTO, ping pong tables in the breakroom, and “pet therapy” in the office—and the public’s general opinion of these companies is positive! But beyond exceptional and sometimes outlandish perks,…

How to Be a Better Manager in 2020

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Your management style has a lot to do with the quality of your workforce! How you lead affects the motivation and productivity of your talent—plus how long they decide to stick around with your company. Your management skills can draw out the very best in people, and inspire them to accomplish bigger and better things.  …

The Key to Establishing a Professional Dress Code in the Workplace

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The way employees dress can have an impact on your company’s reputation. If clients frequently visit, dress code sets an image of professionalism. If they don’t, the way your workers dress can be more relaxed and comfortable, as long as it fits the needs of your business.   Once you’ve determined the dress code that works…

Why Candidate Follow-Up is Important

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When you’re looking for new employees, it can be a long and tedious process. And when you finally reach the end and have extended offers to your top choices, of course, they’ll be the first on your contact list. But what about the candidates who didn’t make the cut… should you contact them, as well?…

Want to Boost Employee Satisfaction? Try This.

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Happy employees stick around, pure and simple. And since we spend so many of our waking hours at work, the concept of doing a job just to pay the bills is becoming more and more antiquated. People want to enjoy what they do! It’s not a crazy concept. Why not find joy in coming to…

Why You’re Losing Your Best Employees

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It takes time to find qualified, talented employees. The competition among other employers can be stiff, depending on your field, because everyone wants to hire tomorrow’s superstars. When you find these candidates and bring them on board, you, of course, want them to stay. But what happens when you notice your top workers leaving for…

Five Strategies for Choosing Between Top Candidates

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With employers vying for top talent, most are thrilled to find one perfect candidate. But what happens when you find two? This may seem like pure luck… but can become stressful when it’s time to make a hiring decision. You want to make the very best choice. Five Strategies for Choosing Between Top Candidates You…

How to Handle a Burnt Out Employee

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Dealing with Employee Burnout

One of your bright and talented employees hasn’t quite been themselves lately. When once they were the first in their seat, happy and excited to begin the workday, now you notice them sauntering in late. They seem distracted and easily annoyed—definitely not the person who once cranked out top-notch work. A change in an employee’s…