A colleague of mine that was having a bad day told me something that has stayed with me for over 20 years. She said, “With the right health, motivation and training almost anyone can run a marathon, but not every day!” Of course, she said this in utter despair at the time because her job was running her into the ground. However, it made me realize how often we just keep racing through our day without
Background screening for pre-employment, tenants, business
Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us again! It’s the time of year when many businesses, especially retail and hospitality, hire temporary seasonal workers to help with increased holiday demand. With unemployment rates low, competition to find the additional workers you need is going to be fierce!
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 lie
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?
Does your company routinely find reasons to avoid hiring older workers? There is a long list of reasons managers who hire have for this bias that makes them reject older candidates.
Do you have employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) that operate the following vehicles?
a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
a vehicle that is capable of transporting 16 or more occupants
any size vehicle that is transporting hazardous materials that require a placard
Whether or not you are typically interested in politics, right now it is hard to ignore the heated topics that are relentlessly thrust in front of us every day. With all the time we spend at work with colleagues, it is natural to want to discuss topics that are on our minds. And although everyone always has their own opinion which should be respected, I don’t remember a time when I have seen
Can People With An Outstanding Arrest Warrant Buy A Gun and Why Is That My Problem? Unfortunately, with so much violence this year, this is an issue that employers need to think about more for workplace safety and security. It appears that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to determining who can be prohibited from owning a firearm. This year, the FBI has removed
If your company has peaks in business during certain times of the year, you probably have challenges with hiring extra help as you gear up for your busy season. Whether it is due to holiday shoppers, seasonal recreational activity or just your busy time, it’s something you plan for. Since it is typically predictable, don’t hire in haste
Whether you were the interviewer of the interviewee, most of us have been involved in an interview that was not effective. We know what it looks like and we definitely know what it feels like! At best, traditional interviews don’t bring out the information you really need to make the optimal hiring decision and, at their worst, they can be very ineffective and even illegal.