Cut Your Hiring Costs by Working With a Recruiting Firm

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Recruiting and hiring are huge expenses for most companies every year. Even with the use of social media, advertising a job opening in the right places can be costly. Then there are the expenses of training and onboarding new hires—they can’t be expected to do what you want if you haven’t trained them. Even the… Read more »

Does Your Work Environment Encourage Productivity?

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Employee productivity is important. When things are going well and your team is churning out a quality product, you probably don’t even think about it a lot. But when there’s a bump in the road and nothing’s going as it should be, it’s time to hit that productivity button. Here’s how you can make sure… Read more »

Ways to Manage Your Teams Productivity

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Managing a team of many personalities and skill sets can be challenging. There are often disagreements, miscommunications and misunderstandings, and if you’re not careful, they can set you back, kill morale and crush productivity. But if you can get everyone on the same page, aiming toward those long-term goals, you’ll be in good shape. Here… Read more »

Six Ways to Make Your Business Known While It’s Still Growing

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Every business has to start somewhere, right? You’re looking to grow—hiring more employees and trying to snag more business. But it seems like those new customers will only trust larger, more established companies. So, how can you make your company seem like a bigger, more credible organization when you’re still a small business? Here are… Read more »

How to Influence Your Staff as Their Leader

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When you imagine a leader, you probably picture the statue of a great president, a military general or some CEO in a power suit. They speak and everyone stops what they’re doing to listen. What they say goes, no questions asked. They were born that way, branded a great leader at birth, and an inkling… Read more »

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Can managers lead? Can leaders manage? What’s the difference between the two? Which one are you, and which one do you want to be? One may think they’re interchangeable, but each has different qualities. And a good manager has the qualities of a good leader. Handling mistakes. Managers tend to criticize errors, while leaders point… Read more »

Strategies to Help Employees Identify and Effectively Manage Stress

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You’ve been working on that big project for weeks and the deadline is fast approaching. You want to stay on top of everything, but you feel like the Cat in the Hat, balancing everything while standing on a ball with one foot. How do you manage to get everything done, get enough sleep and fend… Read more »

How to Make Employees Into Rock Stars

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You’ve got some great employees who have the skills to do well. Yet when you look at the actual work produced, you see some stagnation in what they have produced versus what they could produce. Rather than treating them like wayward kids who won’t do their homework, what strategies can you use to get them… Read more »

Four Ways to Identify Micromanagement

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You’ve brought on a new manager and he seems to fit in well. But after a few months, you begin to hear through the grapevine his employees feel constantly frustrated. When you watch him in a team meeting, you see that he’s taking over the project and not allowing his perfectly competent employees to each… Read more »

Three Reasons You’re Losing Top Talent

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Last year, we gave you some suggestions as to why you may be losing your top talent. Read on for a few more reasons why talent may want to leave and more ways to get them to stay. After all, you hired the best, so you need to do what you can to keep them… Read more »