How to Help Your Employees Improve Their Accountability

  Responsibility, reliability, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness are all traits that are essential in the workplace. But if an employee is not accountable for their actions, any of these other attributes can suffer. So it’s important for managers to address poor performance as soon as possible. Use the SMART process – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic,… Read more »

4 Strategies for Successful Employee Onboarding

  There is a startling statistic that indicates many employees will leave a new job before their first 90 days are up. This dissatisfaction generally boils down to their negative experience with company onboarding. They may feel they are ill-equipped to handle the job, they are not given the right tools or training, or they… Read more »

How to Interview Candidates for Interpersonal Skills

  Yes, the hard skills a candidate brings to the table are essential to their success. But there is so much more to doing a good job than just having the right skill set. What about their interpersonal skills? How do they interact with others on the job, including co-workers and managers? Before you make… Read more »

Important Topics Leaders Should Cover When Meeting With Their Teams

  Oh, the dreaded staff meeting. This weekly event can cause your employees to roll their eyes or huff in frustration. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A team meeting can be an essential and productive part of your workweek; it’s only a matter of getting the details right. As a leader, what… Read more »

Turn Your Employees Into Future Leaders

  Your company is already filled with future leaders. You don’t have to hire management positions to ensure that the leadership of tomorrow is cultivated. How can you turn your current employees into future leaders? There are a variety of ways for your management team to help your staff develop their leadership skills. This can… Read more »

How Successful is Your Recruiting Process?

  Ultimately, your recruiting program is the basis for your company’s long-term success. Without hiring the best and brightest candidates for every position, you may find there are gaps in knowledge or performance. So how do you measure the success of your recruiting program in order to make improvements? There are several easy-to-track metrics that… Read more »

Tips for Creating a Company Culture That Supports Business Goals

  Your company culture and your long-term business goals are two sides of the same coin. As a manager, it’s essential you create a workplace that encourages your team to participate and advances your mission. So, how do you ensure your goals and office culture are aligned properly? And how do you make sure your… Read more »

Tips for Becoming a Leader Instead of a Boss

  A boss is someone who rules with an iron fist, often using intimidation to get results. A leader is someone who can provide direction and support and empower their employees. And while we look at “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable words, they really aren’t. An effective leader is someone who guides their employees rather… Read more »

Make Your Temp Employees Feel Part of the Team

  You know it’s important to make a new employee feel welcome. But have you thought about it when you’re bringing on a temporary worker? Making temporary employees feel as though their part of a team will be important for the overall success of everyone involved in a department or project. How can you create… Read more »

The Top 4 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

  Stress in the workplace will happen no matter how hard you try to eliminate it. Whether you’re working on a large project, it’s the end of the month crunch time or the holidays are putting additional stress at home on your team. There are many ways you can help reduce stress for your employees.… Read more »