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 ...

3 Reasons to Work with Contract IT Employees

If you're in need of skilled information technology workers you've probably debated the finer points of hiring multiple times. While you can hire someone in house there are times when working with a contractor will be to your advantage. Here are three of the top reasons you may want to work with a contract IT employee. You only have finite work. The worst case scenario for any employer is to h...

The Secret of Work/Life Balance

A big buzzword over the last couple of years has been "Work/Life Balance." What does it really mean and how does it affect your business? In today's job market, especially with the influx of millennial workers and the changing priorities of the boomer generation, there has been a big change in what employees are expecting when it comes to the time they spend on the job versus their quality free...

Why Your Best Employees Might Leave (And How to Keep Them Around)

When the bottom fell out of the market in 2007, companies scrambled to make major changes in their organizations. Talented individuals lost their jobs and other businesses simply weren't hiring. Many professionals who were still employed were concerned about leaving their jobs even if they were unhappy. In just the last 7 years the job market has turned around. Dissatisfied employees feel more con...

How Much is Your Bad Hire Really Costing You?

Did you know that you can expect to spend $25,000 to $50,000 for each bad hiring decision you make? This is just the cost in addition to the salary you've offered and are paying during the time they continue to work. Careerbuilder surveyed companies in 2011 to determine the cost of bad hires and 41% of the responding companies indicated that a bad hire cost them an additional $25,000 at the time. ...

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire

All executives and small business owners understand the panic that sets in when it comes to hiring. Whether the reason is amicable or unpleasant, the hiring process can be challenging. Time is of the essence when you're replacing a critical role and a replacement isn't the only reason you need to consider your hiring strategy. How do you know when it is the right time to bring a new employee on bo...

The HR Nightmare: Why Your Top Candidate Turned You Down

Hiring is a complex game. You have to find exactly the right candidates at exactly the right time. They have to have the precise skills you're looking for and fit the corporate culture and environment. Or do they? What if it is simpler than that? Hiring superstar candidates may be more about your hiring process than about candidate perfection. Have you ever experienced a situation where you ...

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