Why You Should Help Your Employees Set Goals

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Goal setting is one of those things that can easily be forgotten about. You’re so busy making sure your day-to-day tasks get completed that you don’t have time to sit down and think about the bigger picture. That’s why it’s essential to help your employees to carve out time to sit down and establish some… Read more »

What To Do If You Have an Employee Who’s Stuck in a Rut

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Everyone runs into a performance lull now and again. It might be because of personal distractions, it might be weather-related, they might be bored, or they might be frustrated with something in your company procedures. And depending on your management style and their personality, they might not be comfortable discussing it with you. But if… Read more »

Is Your Best Employee About to Walk Out the Door? Here’s How to Tell

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All your employees are replaceable—except for the ones who aren’t! Your best employees have all those intangible, soft skills that not everyone has. The loss of any employee will set you back time, money, morale, but when your best employee leaves, it can be devastating. And it’s even worse if you didn’t see it coming…. Read more »

3 Tips for Handling Frustrated Employees

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No matter how great of a leader you are, eventually, you’ll have a swarm of frustrated employees in front of you. And even though it probably wasn’t your fault, you have to handle it, and the sooner, the better! When morale is low, employees rarely perform well, people stop trying and productivity wanes. If you… Read more »

What Do You Do If You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

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So, you’re hiring, and you’ve narrowed it down to two solid job candidates, and you’re not sure who to hire. It’s certainly a good problem to have! Most companies struggle to find just one candidate who’s qualified, so if you’ve found two, you’re pretty lucky. But before the indecisiveness paralyzes you, let’s problem-solve and think… Read more »

How You Can Retain Your Top Employees

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A good employee is nothing to take for granted. If you have some all-star employees on your team, you need to do everything in your power to keep them happy and keep them at your company. Fortunately, you can take advantage of their talents and help them to thrive at work at the same time… Read more »

3 Benefits of Direct Hire Through a Staffing Firm

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When you’re working with a staffing firm, there are several different ways to hire people. Depending on your situation, you might opt for a temporary employee, a temp-to-hire, or a direct-hire position. Each has its own set of pros and cons, and you have to decide what’s best for your company. Temporary employment, managed by… Read more »

6 Ways to Get to Know Your Employees Better

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It’s important to get to know your employees to be an effective leader. You don’t have to be their best friend, but when they know you value them and care about them, they’re more likely to work hard for you and remain loyal to your company. When you respect them, they’ll respect you. You want… Read more »

The Importance of Following Up with Candidates After Interviews

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Following up with your job candidates after a round of interviews is more than just common decency and politeness—it’s actually good for your brand. And though it might seem like it’s time-consuming, it only takes several minutes to shoot out a few emails or make some quick phone calls. Aside from giving the candidates a… Read more »

New Overtime Rule Finalized

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In late September, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor finally finalized the updated overtime rules for employers. The rule takes effect on January 1, 2020 and employees who are in exempt positions will need to earn at least $35,568. Additionally, they will also still need to pass the duties test… Read more »