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 »

How to Identify Top Performers in Your Company

  Finding the best employees is an intricate dance between yourself and the candidates who have applied for your company. But once they’re on your staff, your work isn’t done. You need to determine the top employees and work on continued engagement with their job and your company. One important trait of a top performer… Read more »

The Most Important Qualities of a Successful Manager

  As the business world evolves, successful managers need to evolve with it. It’s important for managers to be transparent, understand the latest technology and lead by example. But how does this information translate into action for successful managers? If you’re looking to improve your skills as a leader in your company, how do you… Read more »

How to Spot a Bad Candidate So They Don’t Become a Bad Hire

  It’s okay to admit that hiring is hard, so it’s important you don’t make judgements too quickly or hire someone on the spot. There are certain red flags to look out for when interviewing potential candidates such as being unprepared, negative about past employers or leaving under bad circumstances. These red flags can help… Read more »

Get Your Top Employees Back on Track

  Every now and then, even your best employees may find themselves going a little off track. That doesn’t mean they’re a lost cause or you need to give up on them. In fact, the opposite is true. It’s your responsibility as their manager to get their heads back in the game. Your best employees… Read more »

Why Are Regular Staff Meetings Important?

  Poorly managed meetings can feel like they’re just a big waste of time, but they don’t have to be. In fact, a well-run team meeting can be essential for your company’s success. There are a lot of reasons regular staff meetings are important. They keep everyone informed, solve problems or concerns, and make sure… Read more »

Do You Have an Open-Door Policy?

  There is an age-old delineation between management and workers, but this concept of hierarchy may be outdated. Often, employees feel too intimidated to approach their bosses if they have a question or concern. The reason is because “boss” implies a certain pecking order. Instead, many managers are embracing a role as leader rather than… Read more »