4 Questions for Hiring a Job Candidate with an Employment Gap

In today’s recovering economy, many companies view an unemployed candidate as a bad hire. To take this one step further, people with significant resume gaps are also not considered for open positions. But is this really true? Is the quality of their experience really lacking because they’ve experienced periods of unemployment. When you’re considering a resume, don’t focus on what they haven’t done. Rather, consider what they have done with the same regard as any other candidate. Here are some things to discuss with a candidate who has a job gap.

Everything You Need to Know About Overtime Changes from the DOL

Early in 2016, the President signed a bill meant to increase the overtime pay for millions of American workers. The new regulation nearly doubles the threshold at which employees of any job title would be able to earn overtime. The current threshold for exempt level employees is at just over $23,000, but the new rule increases it to over $47,000. This allows more employees to qualify for time-and-a-half pay for any hours worked over 40 each week. Is your business ready for the new overtime rules? Here are ways you can prepare for 2017.

4 Management Mistakes You Could Be Making

Leadership skills are just a small part of a management position. And without being a skilled leader, it is difficult to be an effective manager. Are you making mistakes when managing your staff that will be difficult to recover from if they aren’t corrected now? Before you continue down the same path, consider these mistakes and learn how to avoid them and become a better leader.

How Happy is Your Workplace?

The most successful companies know that the key to prosperity is employee engagement. Employees who are dissatisfied with their work situations are not as likely to contribute their full potential to the jobs and often leave some aspects of their work completely undone. There are far more benefits to keeping your workforce happy than allowing them to go through the motions. Here are some of the ways a happy workforce can benefit your organization.

The 4 People You Need to Hire to Grow Your Business

To grow a successful business you need the right people in the right seats. Regardless of how good you are at your job or what industry you’re in, there are key roles that need to be filled to help your company succeed. So, when you’re getting your company off the ground, who do you need to focus on to ensure that you have the right team in place? Here are some key roles to consider.

Top 5 Questions to Ask Financial Candidates in an Interview

Are your interview strategies really finding you the very best financial candidates? You may be surprised to learn that some of your tried and true interview questions are missing the mark. The cost of a bad hire is exponential, so avoiding a negative situation is far preferable than starting the process over again. Start with the interviewing process to ensure that you are screening the most qualified candidates for your open financial positions. Here are 5 interview questions that can help you drill down and only hire the best.

How to Build Your Perfect Team

A strong team in the office could very well be the key to success. As a manager, how do you ensure that your team works well together, can continue to grow and learn, and is empowered to make important decisions at the right times? It starts with hiring the right people but it doesn’t stop there. Strong management means continuously encouraging your employees. Here are some ideas to maintaining a strong team in your business.

Increase Employee Engagement with These 4 Tips

Effective management is about so much more than delegating tasks and following up with your employees. As a leader, it is your role to ensure that your employees are happy, engaged, and motivated. Every member of your team is different, so how do you accomplish this task and boost employee engagement for everyone, even with their different personalities? Here are some of the things you can do in your position as manager to help boost employee engagement.

5 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Is motivation the job of managers or employees? While employees need to do their part too, a large portion of engagement needs to come from the top down. Employees look to their managers for direction and leadership, so how can you inspire your employees to go above and beyond? Here are several ideas you can use today to encourage your employees to remain focused and engaged on the job.

Breaking Down Barriers: The Case for Workplace Diversity

Your workplace doesn’t exist in a bubble. Every employee is different and as manager it is your job to ensure that everyone is comfortable working with one another. To embrace the diversity that is essential for a company’s success there are steps you can take to embrace the uniqueness of each employee. Here are a few ways to embrace the diversity of your workplace and engage your staff.

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