Your job descriptions and interview questions are probably pretty specific about the hard skills you need to fill your positions. You may even throw in some adjectives about being organized, focused and a multitude of other attributes you value in an employee. But how detailed are you when it comes to the soft skills that make your employees priceless assets?Details
Whether you are in the planning stages of a start-up or expanding and bringing on partners into an existing company, are you absolutely sure the person you will be trusting with your business is all they portray themselves to be? A high percentage of people embellish, omit and downright lieDetails
In today’s business environment, adapting to change is one of the key components to business growth and frequently its very survival! This applies to management in the acceptance of needing to keep up with technology and product/service offerings that keep them competitive experts in their industry. It also applies to the employees that need to follow through and use the newDetails
When it comes to choices and information, the customer has the upper hand! Not only do they have a lot of choices of who to do business with, they have huge amounts of information available and have the ability to alter perception about your company through reviews and social media. Even beforeDetails
What causes your stress at work? Have you ever taken the time to analyze what throws you off your game and causes you to feel that physical discomfort that is the stress response? When you experience stress, you feel the “fight-or-flight” response. This makes your heart rate increaseDetails
With the growing opioid epidemic, more and more employers are concerned about the effect it will have on their company if employees are abusing prescription pain killers. You may want to add this drug testing to your pre-employment routine, but how do you stay in legal compliance?Details
Whether you have an established sales team in place or are a small business getting ready to bring in your first salesperson, you already know that your new hire can make a huge difference to your bottom line. First, don’t expect this to be easy. Today’s employee pool is ever-shrinking andDetails
With the national unemployment rate at 4.1% (February 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), it would not be surprising for you to be challenged when you need to hire. Because there is so much competition to get the best talent, you have to pay more attention to the employer-employee relationship and the generational shift that is taking place. As the Boomers are retiring, they are taking a lot of tribal knowledge with them.Details
You probably already know that job seekers are checking you out almost as thoroughly as you are checking them out. With sites like www.indeed.com and www.glassdoor.com it is now easy for anyone to find out more about what it is like to work in your company. Unfortunately, it is very easy for disgruntled employeesDetails
If you work for a company that uses fear or intimidation to motivate employees…you know the importance of this question! Before you answer it, there are some things to observe:
Is it the company culture overall?
Is it specific people in authority or from the top?
Are all the employees in on it?