Summer Job Season Is Heating Up: How Can You Find Student Workers?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports young people from age 16-24 flood the job market during late spring and summer each year. Why, then, can’t you find any young people who desire those summer jobs? The problem is, according to Time Magazine, it is getting more difficult to find students who are willing to work, [...]

Should You Hire for Attitude, then Train for Skill?

Suppose you have a job available and a candidate with the mindset you’re seeking. They would fit like a glove in your company culture, but… They lack the adequate skill set to perform the job with excellence. Knowing the investment in training you would be required to make, would you be willing to hire that [...]

Seeking a Mentor? Watch for 3 Core Traits  

Mentoring – a concept is as old as tribal society itself - is becoming increasingly more popular in companies. Whether based on diversity, gender, or profession, having an advisor on your side who is interested in your future can be helpful. What makes a good mentor? Although believing in you is essential, it’s not enough. [...]

6 Changes to Inspire Amazing Growth in 2018

Be Intentional About Customer Service Whether you’re a B2B or consumer-focused business, the road to a loyal base of client/customers, who bring more client/customers is laid with trust. The competition is strong. While being the best is a worthy goal, people are looking for more than the ultimate best. They want warm, connected service – [...]

Job Market Trends for 2018

Though the job market is touted as the strongest it has been in years, and unemployment at its lowest in nearly two decades, Americans are still worried about jobs. Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction In September 2017, The Conference Board job satisfaction survey reported half of the workers in our country are satisfied with their jobs. [...]

Streamlining your Workflow

Streamlining your workflow isn’t a one-time process – it requires an ongoing awareness of what works and what doesn’t. Following these steps will help your business move forward, maintaining a steady bottom-line, and building the kind of strength that rises above the inevitable storms. Assess Existing Processes Prioritize: Which workflow areas will benefit most from [...]

Practicing Gratitude at Work

Thanksgiving has given way to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rush toward December Holidays, but gratitude has no reason to cease. Can you count the number of times someone said “thank you” to you during your day? Do you hear those words from friends? At home? How often do you tell someone else thank [...]

Team Spirit

Creating a company culture that embraces and enhances teamwork is essential to your ultimate success. The late J Richard Hackman, a professor, author, and expert on what makes a team excel contended that while personalities, attitudes, and behavioral styles play a role, what enables teamwork the most is creating the right conditions. Follow these “enabling [...]

Are You a Leader?

What’s the difference between a manager and a leader? While both are responsible for a group of people who are, in turn, accountable for fulfilling specific goals and tasks, the dissimilarity lies in the approach. A manager has the authority and directive to assign tasks which must compel the team toward accomplishing directives. Many managers [...]

4 Tips for Dealing with the Chronic Complainer

We’ve all worked with office nags, the mouthy person who has nothing nice to say but grumbles and groans all day about everything and anything. While this grouser is annoying, the consensus is that this person is a walking red flag. Besides being a huge annoyance, it’s a fact the chronic whiner exacerbates productivity - [...]