How to Address an Underperforming Employee

Posted

You may have heard the old saying that one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole barrel. But when it comes to your employees, one person who consistently underperforms can, in fact, negatively impact the effectiveness of others as well. Rarely do people operate in a vacuum. So for the sake of the employee, your team… Read more »

Preventing Your Employees from Burning Out

Posted

It’s normal to have occasional stressful days at work. In fact, a little stress now and then can actually be beneficial. Experts note that low-level stressors stimulate the production of brain chemicals called neurotrophins, which temporarily boost your memory, make you more resilient, and motivate you toward success. It’s when stress becomes a normal part… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Engaged

Posted

The results of a recent Gallup survey showed that only 31 percent of U.S. employees are actively engaged at work. And when engagement slips, so do morale, productivity and profitability. If you feel like you can relate this discouraging statistic, take heart. There are many effective ways to address the issue of declining job satisfaction… Read more »

Why Keeping Communication Open with Your Employees is Important

Posted

Maintaining ongoing communication at all levels of your organization is a key aspect of building trust, boosting morale, and fostering employee engagement and job satisfaction. Without it, people don’t know what’s going on within their company or what’s expected of them day to day. This can lead to a variety of toxic issues including declining… Read more »

5 Ways to Grow Your Business

Posted

You’ve already invested a lot of time, money and sweat equity into getting your business to where it is today. Now, are you looking to take it to the next level? Here are five sure-fire ways to remain front and center in the eyes of your current and prospective customers. Provide great service. Understand your… Read more »

Is Your Onboarding Process Hurting Your Business?

Posted

So, you’ve made it through the gauntlet that is the hiring process. After hundreds of resumes, countless internal meetings, and too many interviews to count, you’ve made an offer to an awesome candidate, who has accepted. The anticipation of the start date begins to bubble. Job well done, team. It’s time to pack up and… Read more »

How to Attract Top IT Talent

Posted

Today’s most highly-skilled IT professionals are in top demand – and they know it. According to a recent study surveying businesses of all sizes, 70 percent reported there are more tech jobs available than qualified candidates to fill them. This is partly because IT jobs have become increasingly specialized, as noted by 52 percent of… Read more »

How a Poor Work-Life Balance Can Make You Lose Your Best Employees

Posted

Your employees are your most important business asset. Especially in today’s candidate-controlled job market, they’re a priceless commodity that you can’t afford to lose – nor do you want to. Have you stopped to consider how important it is for them to maintain balance between their work and their personal lives? Is it important to… Read more »

How to Retain Top IT Talent

Posted

Unemployment in the U.S. continues to fall. It stood at 3.8 percent in March, and then dipped to 3.6 percent in April. While this is good news for everyone, it adds to the ongoing challenge faced by HR and hiring managers, especially when it comes to sourcing and retaining IT and other high-demand professionals. In… Read more »