Encouraging a Team-Oriented Workplace in a Multi-Generational Environment

“Team Work” is a phrase commonly used in the workplace, defined as “the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective.” The process of encouraging a team environment in your company begins with first recognizing each person’s unique characteristics. Each person on your staff differs in appearance, personality and work ethic and has [...]

Hiring Managers: Plan Your Summer Staffing Now

Daylight savings time signals the end of winter. It’s hard to believe that summer vacations are just around the corner. Employee vacations can wreak havoc - to avoid the hiccups; you need to pre-plan. Taking steps now will help your business function without skipping a beat and eliminate potential loss of revenue caused by staffing [...]

The Hidden Treasure of Community Involvement  

The times are changing in the business world, and a company’s community involvement is no longer something that consumers and investors admire, it’s something they expect. What’s more, businesses that take an active role in the community by participating in events, sponsorships and other means can benefit in many ways. Cutting a check just doesn’t “cut [...]

Journey to Thought Leadership 

In our last blog, we talked about the core principles of leadership; Today, we’ll expand upon the leadership role and discuss the process of becoming a thought leader. What is a Thought Leader? For those not familiar with the term, a thought leader is someone who others declare an authority in a field, topic or industry. [...]

6 Must-Know Tips for Employee Safety During the Holidays

Excitement rises as the Holiday season approaches. Decorations make their way out of the attic, and office storage, people scurry around in search of the perfect gift for family, friends, and office Pollyannas, while folks plan for holiday festivities. To say the Holidays are stressful is a gross understatement; consequently, the added stress and distractions pose safety threats [...]

Boost Your Appeal to an Employer: Take Advantage of Free and Low-Cost Education Opportunities

Do you enjoy learning? Do you want to stay sharp in your field of interest? Do you want to make the most of opportunities? In today’s competitive job market, having additional training or education can pay off in a few ways It can make you a more desirable candidate It can position you for a [...]

5 Reasons Why Some Jobs Are Tough to Fill

If you are an employer who is struggling to fill open positions, you might have trouble believing so many people are still looking for jobs. With the growth in the economy and new jobs, especially in the healthcare and technology industries, the competition for talent also increases; a problem with which HR managers are already [...]

Employers and Telecommuting – Statistics and Benefits

Based on an analysis of the 2005-2015 American Community Survey (US Census Bureau) data conducted by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, statistics regarding telecommuting are: 50% of the workforce work at least part-time from home 85% of the workforce desires to work from home at least part-time 50-60% of the time, the workforce is absent from their desks and [...]

The Art of Motivating Contingent Employees

Motivated employees are foundational to successful companies. Ensuring your temporary and contract workers are as motivated as long-term staff brings excitement, positivity, innovation, etc. to your company’s culture and stability to your bottom-line. While most company leaders understand that fact, many struggle with implementing it. A review of Maslow's Theory of Hierarchy sheds light on [...]

Resume Must-Do’s and Thou Shall Not’s

Your resume is the ticket that takes you to the front of the job search line. Taking time to do it right is one of the most critical steps in your career journey. In fact, if you want to stand out, your resume has to be perfect. We’ve put together a list of Must Do’s [...]