Team-Building Tips to Take Your Team to the Next Level

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If your goal is to build a more cohesive and productive workforce, then it’s worth your investment to develop a robust team-building program. Get creative! Take your team from good to great, and then from great to extraordinary. Use these tips to make your team-building initiative not only effective, but also enjoyable for everyone. The… Read more »

Tips for Properly Training New Employees

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Starting a new job is stressful for anyone. As a manager, you can make the experience a lot easier for your new hires – and at the same time, successful for your company. Because, the sooner an employee is comfortably on board, the more quickly they can ramp up to full productivity. Give a Tour… Read more »

Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

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The right strategy for employee rewards and recognition goes a long way toward building engagement and ultimately, strengthening your company’s bottom line. Studies have shown the ROI on a robust recognition program can equate to up to 50 percent higher productivity and 20 percent better business outcomes. Make It Meaningful Employee recognition can take many… Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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Why is efficient hiring so critical to your business? In the race for top talent, you’re not only running against your competition, you’re also running against time: the speed of the market; the speed of candidates’ expectations; and the ever-increasing speed of change. As of August – the most recent month for which Bureau of… Read more »

Strategies to Help Increase Employee Productivity

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Every good business leader knows the success of their company depends on productivity. Employees who put forth extra effort make a big difference in safety, quality and profitability. And it’s up to you to motivate each one of them to achieve their full potential. Engage Your Workforce Just as your business success begins with productivity,… Read more »

Tips for Reducing Turnover Among Millennial Employees

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According to a recent Forbes study, 60 percent of millennial employees – those born after 1980 – leave their jobs within three years. And, it costs a company $15,000 to $20,000 or more to replace each one. How can you make the necessary changes to ensure your company is not only attracting millennials, but also… Read more »

Why You Should Look at a Candidate’s Skills and Not Employment Gaps

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You scan the resume of an individual who you’ve heard is a promising candidate for your current job opening. Do they meet your educational requirements? Check. What about their professional credentials? Again, check. So far, so good … but wait! What’s up with this gap on their resume? Did they just zone out of the… Read more »

Different Types of Candidates You’ll Interview and How to Handle Them

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Unique personalities are what make your workforce so diverse – and every relationship interesting. As you interview candidates for an open position at your company, you may be surprised at the different types of people you meet, even though all of them are vying for the same job. It Takes All Kinds It’s crucial to… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask When Conducting Reference Checks

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Once seen as a simple formality, candidate reference checks have taken on a much larger role in recent years, as businesses spend more time and effort on making sure they hire the right talent. Did you know that 20 percent of job applicants are knocked out of consideration based on information obtained during these checks?… Read more »

Attract and Retain Top Talent with a Compensation Plan

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What’s the best way to hold on to your leading employees? The answer is simple: Treat them right. This includes providing competitive wages and benefits. You never want to be in a counteroffer situation, where an employee comes to you with news of a better salary package presented to them by one of your competitors…. Read more »