The Best Questions to Ask During an Interview

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When you think of questioning during interview, you probably think of a recruiter asking you questions. But it’s actually a two-way street, and you’ll want to ask a few key questions as well. Doing so proves you have a genuine interest and you’ve given the interview plenty of thought. It will also clarify anything that… Read more »

The Importance of Team Meetings

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The concept of conventional team meetings has lost some momentum in recent years, which is largely due to advances in technology. More companies are now turning to email, instant messaging and similar tools. However, there’s a lot of good that can still come from this form of communication. Here are some specific benefits that prove… Read more »

Negotiating Salary With Your Top Employees

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Employee retention is an important part of a well-run business. You simply can’t afford to let your top talent walk out the door. But when should you increase your employees’ salary so they stay put rather than look for positions elsewhere? Here’s some advice as well as tips on effectively negotiating salary with your top… Read more »

Don’t Overlook the Reference Checks

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Reference checks are generally the last step before you extend a formal offer to a candidate. Learn why you can’t afford not to take these seriously and which specific questions you should be asking references.   Gaining Objective Insights  Your goal is to learn as much as you can about a potential job candidate. You… Read more »

Reducing Turnover Among Your Employees

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Employee turnover can be incredibly frustrating and costly for employers. You spend a lot of time and money training and onboarding employees just to see them walk out the door. What steps can you take to lower your employee turnover rate? Here are a few suggestions.   Improve the Interview Process You could make the… Read more »

Red Flags to Spot During the Interview Process

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Post-interview team review

An interview can be very telling when assessing potential candidates for a position. There are certain red flags that employers should look for that will go a long way in determining the propensity for future problems. Be cognizant of spotting these issues during the interview process. Being Tardy Showing up late to an interview is… Read more »

Managing Difficult Personalities

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Workplace conflict is inevitable. The problem is it can be quite costly and eats away at profits. A study from CPP Inc. found that “U.S. employees spend 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid hours (based on average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385… Read more »

What to Do If You Think You Made a Bad Hire

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Almost all hiring managers will experience it at some point – the dreaded bad hire. For whatever reason a new employee just isn’t fitting into your culture and is more of a hindrance than an asset. Maybe you made new hires to start 2017 and so far they aren’t working out. Here’s how to spot… Read more »

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

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A common trait most successful businesses share is someone at the top who effectively calls the shots. There’s a “captain of the ship” who ensures that vital tasks are completed and things are moving in the right direction. But what’s the difference between being a leader at work and just being someone’s boss? More importantly,… Read more »

Building Office Relationships

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Post-interview team review

There are a lot of different factors that contribute to a high level of workplace productivity and a positive company culture. But you could argue that one of the most important is the relationships between your employees. The problem is that in a lot of companies, employees work 9 to 5, but go home unhappy… Read more »