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 [...]

Gratitude

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and as Melody Beattie said, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Thanksgiving tends to turn our thoughts and hearts to gratitude. We pause, reflect, and give thanks for the goodness we often overlook. We feel warm and happy inside [...]

By | 2018-11-20T23:45:45+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Hiring Policies

The tight talent market has limited applicants for hiring. To broaden the selection of candidates, some employers have changed their hiring policies. In fact, recent articles in both the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company have confirmed this trend. New policies are eliminating the concept of “degree inflation” or at least broadening their hiring criteria, [...]

Chatbot and Interviews

Businesses are changing their hiring strategies in the race to handle the hundreds of resumes they receive for posted jobs within the tight labor market. One way they are changing is for candidates to interact with a chatbot, a tool of artificial intelligence (AI) with representational or relational knowledge to be able to think or [...]

Top 7 Qualities of an Administrative Professional

If you have watched almost any episode of Mad Men, then you know about the glass ceiling and stigmas of employment for women during the 1960s. Back then, one of the only jobs for a woman was as a secretary. In the more enlightened scenarios of today, not only the name of the position has [...]

A Look at Job Training for Workers in 2018

LinkedIn’s Workforce Report indicated January 2018 was the strongest month for hiring since last May 2017. Though these indications should make it a great time to be in the job market, the contrary can be the reality, as the skills gap makes it tough for companies to hire qualified employees. This “condition” describes when a [...]

By | 2018-07-24T23:02:31+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

In some cases, a company’s revenue can drop because productivity falls off. If it is justified to blame productivity, there are steps an employer can take to increase productivity. Consider putting these tips into practice and see the improvement. Connection Establish employee accountability. Clearly communicated expectations and defined accountability roles will help employees work together [...]

By | 2018-06-05T02:19:12+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, [...]