Posted

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… Read more »

Posted

When you’re in search of your next job, it’s important to stand out. And you can do this by writing an on-point resume. It needs to be relevant to the job to which you’re applying, plus authentically you—and you can make this happen when you follow a few key tips.   Getting Started  Let’s face it—putting together… Read more »

Posted

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… Read more »

Posted

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,… Read more »

Posted

Congratulations on your new job! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and it’s time for a little celebration—but don’t take too long reveling in your accomplishment. Once you’ve started at your new job, it’s time to start the next phase of your hard work, and take a few steps to ensure your future success.   Five… Read more »

Posted

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.  … Read more »

Posted

Harmony in the workplace has a lot to do with communication. You need to talk to your coworkers to get things done—on task and on time. The way you communicate can also make your work environment more peaceful and a lot more fun. So if you feel like you haven’t exactly been seeing “eye to… Read more »

Posted

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… Read more »

Posted

You’ve attended an interview and received a job offer—but it’s your very first one. Part of you is nervous (because what if there are no other offers?) and another part of you is curious (what else is out there?). If you’re feeling stumped about what your next step should be, it’s time to get a… Read more »

Posted

As the end of the year draws closer, you may have outstanding goals you hoped to achieve for your business. You want to report success to your employees and customers, keeping the company profitable and progressive. So what can you do in the fourth quarter, while holidays and upcoming PTO is at the forefront of everyone’s minds?  … Read more »