How to Prepare for the Remote Workforce

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Thanks to improving technology, more and more companies are opening up remote work opportunities—which is great as long as you’re prepared to handle it. It’s a great perk to show off to prospective employees, but it does operate by an entirely different set of rules than the traditional office. Here’s how you can prepare your… Read more »

Do You Know the Cost of a Bad Hire?

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Hiring is a stressful business. And hiring the wrong person can be pretty costly. Even when you simply consider the financial costs of a bad hire, it can be a pretty devastating mistake. Some recruiters estimate the cost of onboarding a new employee at several hundred thousand dollars while the Department of Labor claims it’s… Read more »

How to Encourage Creativity in Your Workplace

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Creativity in the workplace is a great way to spark innovation, some of which will impact your company with greater efficiency and productivity. But as a leader in your company, you have to create a culture that’s supportive and welcoming of creative thinking. Google even goes so far as to allow employees to spend up… Read more »

Choosing Between Two Strong Candidates

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It’s a good problem to have: You’ve narrowed your search to two really strong candidates who both seem perfect for the job. But how do you decide? What if one seemed really good on paper but won’t be able to follow through in real life? Or what if one just interviewed well? Some people are… Read more »

5 Small Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

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Your employees are your most valuable asset, so it’s important to treat them that way. When people feel valued and appreciated, they’re more likely to be loyal to their bosses and go above and beyond to make sure the company is successful. They’ll be happier at work and more productive. Here are five simple ways… Read more »

The Results of Making a Bad Hire

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The toughest decisions a manager makes are the decisions about people—hiring, firing, and promoting people. Often, those decisions don’t get enough attention and are difficult to undo. In fact, most managers simply resign themself to the idea that every company has to tolerate some sub-par employees. But that’s not necessarily the case. And making a… Read more »

Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

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Your employees don’t have to be your best friends, but it does help If you can have a positive, friendly relationship with them. They’ll work harder for you, show more loyalty, and have an easier time being upfront and honest with you. Not to mention that workplace friendships can increase employee satisfaction by 50%. Here… Read more »

Ways to Avoid Major Pitfalls as a Manager

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Being a manager is exciting, but it can also be pretty intimidating. You want to lead your team to success, yet there are so many personalities to manage and so many obstacles to overcome. And you’re worried about making a bad first impression and getting off on the wrong foot, which just paralyzes you with… Read more »

Signs Your Employees Are Burnt Out

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It’s near the end of the year, and you’ve come in for a typical Thursday at work. But halfway through the morning, one of your managers has a meltdown and yells at his team for a minor mistake, then begins madly drinking Maalox right out of the bottle. When you pull him aside to ask… Read more »

Promoting Employee Wellness

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It happens at this time of year: As the holidays approach and flu season sets in, employees start to look a little less rested, call in sick, don’t have their usual motivation because their bodies are being pushed too hard by illness and stress. As an employer, you want those who work for you to… Read more »