How to be a Better Boss (Leading by Example)

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“I serve with honor on and off the battlefield. I lead by example in all situations.” This is the creed of the U.S. Navy SEALS, one of the most elite divisions of our nation’s armed forces. SEALs are trained as leaders, regardless of their age, experience level or rank. None of these criteria matter when… Read more »

Keeping Employees Engaged & Committed to Work

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The results of a recent Gallup survey on employee engagement are, in a word, disturbing. Of 350,000 employee respondents, 70 percent reported they were “disengaged” or “actively disengaged” from their work. The annual cost to U.S. companies as a result? Between $450 billion and $550 billion in lost productivity. Ouch. Rather than be part of… Read more »

Eliminate Low Morale and Increase Productivity

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Keeping your employees happy and motivated is crucial to the overall success of your organization. Happy, satisfied employees are more productive and much better at working collaboratively with their co-workers. On the flipside, when morale is low in your organization, your employees are far more likely to underperform, experience conflicts with one another and, in… Read more »

Implementing a Company Policy that Lasts

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Change of any kind can be hard. There’s simply no way around it. And it’s no different in the workplace. Yet change is sometimes necessary. For example, if outdated company policies and procedures are no longer meeting your organization’s needs today, something has to change whether your employees like it or not. Ineffective polices can… Read more »

Is it the Right Time to Search for Candidates?

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Searching for candidates often involves a precise formula. Many employers assume that temporary staff will be readily available whenever and wherever. However, the truth is that there are ideal times to search for qualified candidates. And knowing when and how to start searching reduces the likelihood that you’ll be stuck understaffed during a crucial time… Read more »

PrideStaff Makes Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing Client and Talent List

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FRESNO, CA – PrideStaff, a leading national staffing franchise organization, today announced they have each been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client and Talent List. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing… Read more »

The Top 5 Pain Points in Performance Reviews (And How To Solve Them)

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Most everyone dreads dealing with performance appraisals. Let’s be honest: performance reviews are a pain in the you-know-what. Employees don’t like them and HR aren’t fans either–45 percent of HR leaders didn’t think reviews were good gauges of a worker’s performance, compared to last year’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the Society of… Read more »

Changing Organizational Culture: Do You Do It Top Down or Ground Up?

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Lots of companies are adding an executive-level position of culture chief. Seems like a good idea, right? NOT SO! When done right, a culture exec can be a powerful role to marshal resources, but it runs a HUGE risk of communicating a top-down approach to culture–and that’s not the way to go. What works better?… Read more »