Why Your Employees Should Disagree With You

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Workplace hierarchy tends to encourage a dynamic in which employees feel pressured by the (sometimes vocalized, but often unspoken) expectation that they abide by what leadership says, with no questioning and certainly no pushback. However, employee perspective is crucial for leaders to be as effective as possible. Learn more about why your employees should disagree… Read more »

How to Build the Company That You Would Want to Work For

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The foundation of organizational success generally comes down to one major factor: company culture. It impacts the quality of candidates you attract, retention rates, productivity, and engagement. A positive workplace culture organically leads employees to feel committed and loyal to your organization because they enjoy being there and want to go above and beyond to… Read more »

Why You Should Partner With a Staffing Firm for Your Next Hire

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The quality of the workers you hire is crucial for your organization’s success. However, often hiring decisions are rushed or handled by managers who are already stretched thin with their workload. Working with a staffing firm may be an ideal solution – learn more about why you should look into partnering with a staffing firm… Read more »

Employee Appreciation: Why the Thought Should be Bigger than the Budget

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Making employees feel recognized and valued for their contributions is crucial toward job satisfaction, productivity, and retention. However, not having much of a budget to work with doesn’t mean you can’t show your employees appreciation – in fact, the amount of thought you put into it is more influential than the amount of money you… Read more »

3 Reasons to Re-train Rather than Fire Underperforming Employees

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Whether you’re facing a skills gap or simply a performance issue, it may seem like there’s only one solution: fire the current employees who aren’t currently meeting your organization’s needs, and replace them with new hires. Unfortunately, replacing employees is not a simple endeavor and can have unintended ramifications – learn more with these three… Read more »

Dealing with Turnover? Here are Some Leadership Tips to Help

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When employees turn in their resignations, common reasons they give are the new job has higher pay or more responsibilities; however, they tend to stay silent on why they started job hunting in the first place…likely because it may be the company’s leadership. Managers account for 70% of the variation when comparing the differences between… Read more »

5 Ways You Can Motivate Your Team During the Holidays

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With all the festive cheer of the holiday season also comes major distractions for the workplace. It can be challenging for employees to focus on the work at hand when they’re thinking about social events, shopping, decorating, and other holiday-related tasks – and not to mention any upcoming time off from work. Although it may… Read more »

What You Can Do to Avoid a Bad Hire

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When you hire an employee who quickly ends up not working out, it’s more than just an inconvenience and extra work. From advertising the position to training a replacement to lost productivity, the cost of bad hires can be substantial. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the hiring process to make more successful decisions. Avoid… Read more »

Do You Have A Referral Program? Here’s Why You Should

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Finding quality prospective candidates for your available positions can be challenging, but you may actually have a wealth of leads you aren’t currently utilizing: your current employees. If you don’t have an employee referral program, you could be missing out on successful hires. Learn more about why you should have an employee referral program: Candidates… Read more »

Why Playing Favorites With Your Employees is Bad for Business

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It’s natural that you will have personal preferences for certain employees over others, such as your top performers or those you have a rapport with or things in common. However, it is crucial to have a consistent management style with your employees and ensure you are treating all your employees the same. Learn more about… Read more »