Thanksgiving still matters!

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I am not quite sure when the rest of the world decided to skip Thanksgiving and begin the Christmas season immediately after Halloween, but clearly, the world has made that decision! For me, however, I refuse to forget Thanksgiving.  Not just because I have much to be thankful for, but rather, I have always loved… Read more »

5 Benefits of Having an Employee Handbook

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Having an employee handbook introduces employees to your culture, protects the company from lawsuits and defines expectations for employees and management. Here are six reasons your company should have an employee handbook.   Presents culture A handbook is the best, most consistent means of introducing your employees to your mission and values and a framework… Read more »

Why Your Firm Should Partner With an Employment Agency

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An Employment Agency Helps Your Business Operate Like a Well-Oiled Machine Take a moment to think about all of the time, effort, and money poured into the hiring process. Hiring is not quick or easy, adding to your staff requires interviews, background checks, reference checks, and multiple responsibilities. Your organization will be better served by… Read more »

Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing Candidates

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Interviewing job candidates is a demanding process. There’s a lot of pressure to be thorough and conclusive and avoid making a costly mistake by hiring the wrong person. Red flags to watch out for when interviewing candidates include lack of preparation, vague responses, poor people skills, tardiness or lack of responsibility.   They’re unprepared A… Read more »

Why Developmental Goals are Important for Employees

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An employer that does not establish developmental goals for employees will ultimately be stuck with a stagnated workforce. Developmental goals are objectives that are learning-based. They establish the knowledge, skills and even experiences employees must obtain to for continual improvement. These goals also prepare employees for new roles with additional responsibilities. Why Developmental Goals are… Read more »

There Is An Efficient Way To Find Financial Talent in Tampa Bay

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Many financial executives hesitate when it comes to relying on outside assistance for hiring needs. They feel that they can find the best talent for their accounting firm or bank. However, there are numerous advantages to letting Tampa employment agencies find new “rainmakers” for your opportunity. If you are the owner or senior executive, what… Read more »

What are Conflict Management Strategies?

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Conflict is inevitable in every workplace. What matters the most is how quickly and peacefully these disagreements are resolved through conflict management strategies. A quick and effective solution will spawn civil discourse between employees and a more relaxed work environment. However, resolving conflicts in such an efficient manner is easier said than done. Each participant… Read more »

Hire Good People, Motivate Them and Keep Them

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“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” –Lee Iacocca If you have been paying attention to the news regarding employment lately, you will notice that our unemployment range in the Tampa Bay area has hovered in… Read more »

How Positive Leadership Leads to a Better Working Environment

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An employer void of positive leadership will suffer from a workplace lacking in guidance, motivation, and hope. It is awfully easy to think negatively about work. Thinking and acting in a positive manner is much more challenging. Every employer requires leaders who promote a positive outlook. These are the leaders who cultivate a motivational workplace… Read more »

5 Ways to Develop an Ideal Working Environment

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Employers that provide the ideal work environment will benefit from a fully engaged workforce, a high level of employee retention, and a reputation that facilitates the hiring of talented personnel. The question is how to build the ideal work environment. Follow these tips and your workplace will prove productive. Develop an Atmosphere of Inclusion Everyone… Read more »