5 Ways to Create a Better Company Culture before the New Year

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Many elements add up to a winning corporate culture – and it doesn’t happen overnight. Rather, a successful culture grows piece by piece and day by day, by getting buy-in at all organizational levels and paying attention to simple details. Use these five tips to make a better company culture your 2017 New Year’s resolution…. Read more »

Want to Hire Better Employees? Watch Out for These Warning Signs!

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When you’re interviewing job candidates, your goal is to find the right person for the job. This means finding and weeding out the weakest applicants as you narrow down your list and ultimately make the right match. Watch for these warning signs in candidates. Often, they are harbingers of bigger, long-term issues. Punctuality Problems Unless… Read more »

Bye Bye Boomers, Hello Millennials. Is Your Workforce Ready?

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Tips on Landing a Job After Graduating Near Modesto California

Forbes recently reported that the average workplace houses up to four generations: veterans, who were born before 1946; Baby Boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964; members of Generation X, who were born between 1965 and 1979, and Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 2000. Of these groups, there are approximately 66 million… Read more »

Feeling like a Broken Record? Get Your Team to Listen

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You are only as good as your team – and the way you communicate with team members is critical to meeting objectives and motivating people. You need to make sure that everyone is focused on common goals. Communication must be delivered in a way that is truthful and honest, in order to create a true… Read more »

Get Your Team to Think Strategically

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Strategic thinkers have been found to be among the most highly effective leaders. They take a broad, long-term approach to problem-solving and decision-making that involves objective analysis, looking far ahead, and planning every step of the way. In a recent Harvard Business Review study, 97 percent of 10,000 senior executive listed strategic thinking as the… Read more »

Stumped on Your Hiring Goals? Ask Your Staff!

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Research has consistently shown that the more involved employees are in decision-making at their companies, the better it is for morale, motivation, engagement, and overall levels of job satisfaction. So it’s not surprising that involving current team members in your hiring process can yield numerous positive results for them and for you. Firms including Google,… Read more »

Should You Include Staff in Interviews?

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Successful talent acquisition has a powerful impact on your employer brand and ultimately, on your company’s bottom line. Each new hire is an opportunity to find the next superstar that will take your organization to the next level and help outshine your completion. It is crucial that your interview process – and those who take… Read more »

How to Know an Employee is Unhappy

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Leading a team isn’t easy. And no matter how skillful you are at it, there will be times when you have to face the challenge of dealing with an unhappy employee. If you handle it well, you can turn a disgruntled poor performer into a star. If not, you may lose the employee due to… Read more »

Why You Should Review Candidates with Your Team

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“No one of us is as smart as all of us.” In a nutshell, this adage summarizes why you should review job candidates with your current team members. In fact, you should take it a step further and actively involve them in the hiring process. Everyone wins as a result: you, as HR leader; your… Read more »

Should You Offer Paid Internships?

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Qualified interns are a tremendous asset to your company. They bring fresh ideas, they spread the word about your business to their friends and contacts, and often, they turn into solid full-time hires down the road. But, the question remains: Should you pay your interns? You don’t want to be perceived as “cheap,” but for… Read more »