Tips for Helping Your Employees Improve Accountability

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Accountability means having to answer for one’s actions. In the workplace, employees need to behave knowing in advance they will have to explain themselves and their actions will have either rewards or consequences. It may sound tough or even confrontational, but it doesn’t have to be. By and large, employees want to feel like they’re… Read more »

How to Find Out Whether a Job Candidate Will Fit Your Company Culture

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You may know a candidate has the right skill set to fill your open position, but what about the right personality? Hiring someone who fails to fit your company culture can be a very costly mistake. You rely on your employees to uphold your culture, and you rely on your culture to uphold your employees…. Read more »

How Successful is Your Recruiting Process?

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What’s the secret to great recruiting in today’s candidate-driven job market? In order to land top talent, you need to make the most of your resources. This means optimizing the candidate experience, as well as measuring the effectiveness of your strategy. Raise the Bar on Recruiting Etiquette To ensure that you are consistently picking from… Read more »

Why Having a Well-Written Job Description Matters

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A well-written job description is one of the most essential communication tools you can have in place for your employees, managers, recruiters and prospective hires. It not only becomes a foundation for the development of interview questions, but it also fosters effective management on all levels and protects your business for the future. Strong job… Read more »

Teamwork Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Candidates

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Regardless of their role, no employee works alone, or in a vacuum. Even in the most technical jobs, the ability to effectively interact with team members is essential to success. There will always be colleagues who need to know the status of tasks or projects and, in general, what’s going on. While teamwork skills are… Read more »

How to Create a Company Culture That Supports Business Goals

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“Culture” has been a corporate buzzword for a long time; but what does it really mean for you and for the ongoing success of your business? And, how can you build a culture of engagement, productivity and success as you move forward in 2018? In a word, culture is the personality of your organization. Entrepreneur.com… Read more »

How to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

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Workplace conflict is inevitable. In some cases, conflict is actually normal and healthy. Experts have found that the most effective teams are those in which members feel safe enough to “agree to disagree” with one another. But, as noted by organizational psychologist Michael Woodward, “Unhealthy conflict is when it becomes personal and emotional. Then, your… Read more »

Why Frequent Employee Reviews are Critical

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The best employees are constantly looking to better themselves and improve their performance. As a result, they crave specific, timely feedback. The traditional practice of conducting performance reviews annually – or even on a six-month or quarterly basis – is no longer sufficient to meet employee demands or the changing pace of business. As noted… Read more »

The Best Ways to Get Your Top-Performing Employees Back on Track

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For various reasons, even your best employees may slack off, lose focus or just seem to run out of steam. And, it’s your job to reenergize them and get them back on track. Communicate Effective employee communication is always critical, but it takes on heightened importance when you sense your superstar team members need an… Read more »

Why You Need to Be a Leader Instead of a Boss

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Sure, you’re the boss … by virtue of your title and your position on the company org chart. But, are you a leader? There are plenty of bosses in the world, but there can never be enough leaders. The good news is: You can make the transition from just being the boss to being a… Read more »