Handling burnout with covid at work

Covid 19 is effecting workers in many ways, leading to an epidemic of burnout and workplace frustration.  Burnout is a result of employees being unable to replenish their psychological resources to handle stress.  The constant onslaught of worries during this difficult time is fraying our workforce. The pandemic has brought a number of stresses to […]

Hiring in the new Covid 19 normal

COVID 19 has changed the business landscape overnight shuttling businesses, furloughing employees, and making us all consider a new social distance normal.  The crisis is so immediate and far reaching that it can be hard to focus on the longer term effects.  Everyone, including our company, are trying to weather this immediate storm and get […]

Navigating furloughs and closing portions of your business

COVID 19 has changed the business landscape overnight, closing businesses and forcing owners to furlough employees indefinitely.  Every day more workers are sent home, while business leaders grapple with surviving the current crisis and being ready to function when this is all behind us.  It is time to think now about getting back to business […]

3 best ways to keep your employees

Employee retention is becoming more and more difficult.  The average tenure for an employee between the ages of 25 and 34 is now 2.8 years.  This real statistic for most companies is actually worse because the average tenure figure includes public sector (government) workers, whose average tenure is twice that of private sector employees. It […]

Frustrated with trying to get employment references?

You make what feels like the perfect hire.  The right experience on the resume, and engaging during the interview.  Soon you get rumblings of problems with co-workers and managers are having difficulty getting the employee to focus on completing work.  Eventually the employee is let go.  Soon after a co-worker comes to you and says […]

Are you prepared for new discrimination guidelines?

A brand guide for hair discrimination has been enacted in New York City.  Any attempt to single individuals out based on their hairstyle is now classified as a discriminating against a persons ethnic or cultural identity.  This is first type of legislation on the subject of hairstyle nationwide.  This was enacted based on businesses singling […]

4 steps to the phone interview that finds the right people

The hiring market is challenging and you need to get any advantage you can.  The phone interview is best way to save time, reach higher quality candidates faster, and save money. Here are 4 steps that can help you maximize your recruiting program, and get the most out of conducting pre-screen phone interviews. Be prepared […]

3 interview questions to identify great salespeople

Salesperson candidates can be some of the hardest to evaluate.  Most of the traits that make them successful are soft skills, that are difficult to quantify.  Track record and education are important, but do not give the whole picture. The two greatest qualities a salesperson can have is being quick thinking, and relatable.  Conversations with […]

The employer brand and the need for transparency

Unemployment rates are at an all time low, and the competition for candidates is heating up.  It is no longer enough to just say you have a job and wait for a line of people to want to fill it.  Job seekers are looking for reasons to consider your company that go beyond a job […]

How to fire an employee in 5 steps

Firing an employee might be the hardest thing a manager needs to do.  It is a thankless job, that is only noticed when things go horribly wrong.  You have to go in with a plan or bad things will happen. Once you make the decision, here is a road map that can guide you through.  […]