Can You Afford to Keep Your Top Talent?

Employee retention doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. To minimize turnover and keep your top talent right where they are – growing and contributing within the walls of your own company – it all comes down to valuing your top performers, and letting them know that you value them. Salary and benefits are important,… Read more »

Millennials are Taking the Workforce by Storm: Why That’s Good for Business

As your baby boomer employees continue to age out of the workforce, the younger end of your workforce spectrum is populated by millennials – the 80 million young adults born between 1976 and 2001. By 2020, they will make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, and by 2025, this percentage will have… Read more »

Why Rejection Letters Do More Good than Harm

Also known as “thanks, but no thanks” letters, rejection letters to job candidates who are not selected for hire often are overlooked. Employers may neglect proper follow up because they are wary of legal action, because they are keeping their possible future hiring options open, or simply due to the sheer volume of applicants for… Read more »

Should You Increase Pay to Get Good Employees to Stay?

Research shows that almost half of all employees are open to leaving their jobs under the right circumstances. For instance, millennials will hold 15-to-20 different jobs over the course of their career. And for all demographics, moving up usually means moving on – unless you can successfully grow top talent within your organization. Now that… Read more »

The Secret Trait that All Successful Managers Share

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” So stated renowned financier, statesmen and political consultant Bernard Baruch as he commented on one of the most valuable characteristics of successful business leaders. As a manager, it’s your job to get results – daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and… Read more »

Should You Post Open Positions to LinkedIn?

The nuances, pros and cons of various social media platforms continue to evolve as technology advances. LinkedIn remains an incredibly powerful recruitment tool and should be used by any employer who is serious about acquiring and retaining a world-class team. However, there are some concerns that LinkedIn going forward may not be as useful as… Read more »

Develop Tomorrow’s Job Skills, Today

Once upon a time, improving your prospects for promotion by increasing your skill set was relatively simple. You could take an accounting class…learn to use a desktop publishing program…or study up on new sales techniques. There was always a course you could take, or a workshop, or a how-to book. But in today’s fast-changing workplace,… Read more »

Can You Be Picky in the Holiday Season?

If you’re wondering whether you can successfully hire during December’s busy holiday season, the answer goes something like this: “Yes, Virginia, the best candidates are available.” In fact, this month offers prime recruitment opportunities. Along with January and June, it’s when many employed prospects have free time to consider a new job due to their… Read more »

Don’t Use Pay as Your Babysitter

Have you ever used a babysitter? In other words, have you ever had someone else assume your responsibilities while you take a break and focus on something else? The babysitter stands in for you, becomes you during the period of your absence. Someone else does your job. Typically we think of babysitting when there’s actually… Read more »

Effectively Managing Conflict in Your Workplace

  War Zone or Idea Zone? The High Price of Conflict We’ve all seen it happen. Suddenly the team that functioned so harmoniously is operating more like a dysfunctional family. The office’s usual cheerful buzz has been replaced by a dark silence. People seem to do nothing but complain. Some won’t even speak to one… Read more »