Five Ways to Be a Better Team Manager

Being a manager can include lots of perks – a bigger office, more money, greater flexibility, more prestige and even bonuses. It is fun to focus on the benefits and easy to forget that managers carry an incredible amount of responsibility. In a 20-year study published in 2015, Gallup reported that “managers account for at… Read More »

Top Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to businesses. To reduce employee turnover, managers must address why their employees want to leave. According to a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, “In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better… Read More »

What Should You Include on Your Resume?

It is time to write your resume. Where do you start? It is daunting to open a blank Word document and realize the document you are about to compose may win or lose you an interview opportunity. Don’t let the pressure get you down. Although some trends may change, the main purpose of a resume… Read More »

How to Engage With Millennial Employees

The May 2013 edition of Time Magazine splashed the title Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation across its cover to address the stereotypes of a group often labeled as overindulged, narcissistic and “trophied.” But, like it or not baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are here to stay. As of 2015, millennials became the most… Read More »

Are You Effectively Engaging With Your Employees?

In First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman argue, “… if employees’ relationship with their managers is fractured, then no amount of perks will persuade employees to perform at top levels.” It seems to be a universal truth. Workers will achieve more if they like and respect their boss. This is easier… Read More »

How Social Media Will Help You Find Your Next Job

Fast food giant McDonald’s made headlines recently when it rolled out a plan to recruit millennial workers using Snapchat, Spotify and Hulu. According to senior director of HR for McDonald’s USA, Jez Langhorn, “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to find job seekers.” (ERE Recruiting Intelligence, 2017) This is a far cry from… Read More »

Top Tips To Retain Your Top Employees

It’s no surprise to any employer that turn-over is expensive. Industry estimates vary replacement costs from 30-50 percent of an entry-level worker’s annual pay up to 400 percent of a highly specialized employee’s salary. (ERE Media, 2015 – https://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/what-was-leadership-thinking-the-shockingly-high-cost-of-employee-turnover/ ). That’s money that no business wants to lose. There is good news though. Being proactive… Read More »

How a Staffing Agency Will Be Beneficial to My Business

Why use a staffing firm? As a business owner or manager, you may have a do it all. Our company can advertise, screen resumes, check references, negotiate salaries and complete all that new employee paperwork. But when you really think about that list, it can be overwhelming. Here are a few ways a staffing company… Read More »

Quick Tips for Getting Your Next Job

Job hunting can be daunting. It is like that dreaded term paper you must write in high school. It is going to take time and you don’t know where to start. Take a deep breath. People find jobs, and you will too. Here are some ideas to jump start the journey. Be Prepared The best… Read More »

5 Important Signs You Need to Make a Career Move

Most people make major career choices before they’re 21 years old. While it seemed like a good idea at the time, life has changed. You may find your job is no longer fulfilling, too stressful or not lucrative enough. Is this just a passing phase, or are you poised to tackle a new chapter? Here… Read More »