Cost of a Bad Hire – And How to Prevent Them

On average, a single bad hire costs a company about $15,000. Often, larger businesses bear a bigger financial burden when a new employee doesn’t work out. For those with 500 to 999 workers, the average is a startling $22,000. If a company has more than 1,000 employees, the average is a cumbersome $24,000.  Even knowing the cost, 74 percent of hiring managers admit that they’ve made a bad h...

Is the Traditional Job Interview Dead?

Most companies rely heavily on a traditional interview process. After screening candidate resumes, they invite the top contenders for a conversation, allowing the hiring managers to ask questions and learn more about a job seeker’s capabilities.  However, this approach isn’t always ideal. A surprising 81 percent of candidates lie at some point during their interview, skewing an aspect of t...

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.

How Generational Differences Shape the Modern Workplace

Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials are all working together in the modern workplace. So how do generational differences affect the job market? It is believed that by 2020 millennials will make up 46% of the workforce. At the same time, baby boomers are beginning to retire. This will create a fundamental shift in the workforce dynamic that will impact the younger generations. Let’s take a closer look.

6 Ways to Have More Exciting (and Productive) Meetings

Company meetings are make-it or break-it for most managers. Too many meetings and the message is lost. Too few and your team doesn’t know how to find its footing. So how can you improve meetings and make them just right for your company? Rather than treating a meeting like a necessary evil think of it as your most important performance. Learn how to engage your audience and make your message count. Here are 6 tips to help you create both fun and productive meetings.

7 Ways Managers Can Prevent Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is one of the top issues with retention and productivity in the office. As a manager you’ve probably noticed some of the signs of burnout but you may not have known what to do about it. There is good news! You can help your team bounce back from career burnout before you lose them. Here are 7 ways you can help prevent it that you can start doing today.

A Manager’s Guide to Mastering Work/Life Balance

The phrase “work/life balance” has been buzzing around corporate environments for many years now and still managers and employees alike are having a hard time determining what that really means within the context of their business environment. The key to unlocking the work/life balance mystery seems to be the employees themselves. Management can make determinations about working schedules and ...

The New Interview: How Millennials Are Changing the Process

Did you know that not all interviews are created equal? Managers need to know how to tailor their line of questioning for their audience and this has never been more apparent than with the millennial generation. This group of young people are entering the workforce at a rapid rate quickly outnumbering the other generations. When interviewing millennial for a position it is important to approach th...

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