How Do You Help Your Company Grow?

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Do you care about your company and want to be a more positive, constructive force in its future growth? Or are you just showing up and getting by, enough to keep earning a steady paycheck? For the sake of your company – and your own career satisfaction – you want the first scenario to be… Read more »

Interview Questions to Ask When You Have Three Top Candidates

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You’ve narrowed your selection down to three well-qualified candidates to fill an open position. It’s a good problem to have, but it still comes with challenges. You want to make the best possible hire, one who will be a long-term, productive contributor and add the most value to your organization. Go Deep In your final… Read more »

Four Ways to Ask Interview Questions That Dig Deeper

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A significant contributing factor to hiring the right person is asking the right interview questions. If you stick to asking everyone the same “generic” questions, you’ll typically get responses that disqualify candidates who clearly aren’t the right fit. This is good – but not great. You may have eliminated those who wouldn’t fit well at… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of a Good Culture Fit when Hiring

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Numerous studies have shown that employees who fit well with the culture of their organization have greater levels of job satisfaction, show superior performance, and are likely to remain with their company for longer periods of time. It’s not surprising when you think about it. Succeeding in a new job goes well beyond having the… Read more »

How Do You Know Which Employees are adding the Most Value to Your Company?

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An employee’s value is the real contribution they make to your company’s success – above and beyond the basic requirements listed in their job description. Value-added contributions produce measurable, positive results that make your organization more profitable and a better place to work. What to Look For During your hiring process, review resumes and interview… Read more »

Easy Ways to Empower Your Team

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All managers want employees who show initiative by completing tasks with minimal guidance. As a leader, it’s up to you to empower people to do this, consistent with your company objectives and values. Here are some tips to get you started: Clearly Define Roles When employees receive clear expectations from you, they relax and trust… Read more »

Interview Tips to Help You Hire Better People

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Hiring the right people can make or break your business. And a hiring mistake can cost you three to five times a person’s annual salary. What steps can you take during the interview process to get to the core of a candidate and determine whether they’ll be a lasting good fit for your company? Interview… Read more »

The Link Between Leadership and Good Hires

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Great leaders personify vision and resolve. They have their company’s ambitions in mind in everything they do, instead of focusing solely on their own personal gain. This includes hiring new employees. As a result, they tend to attract and retain the best talent on the market. Servant Leadership Instead of hoarding power at the top… Read more »

Staffing Problems You Don’t Need – And How to Avoid Them

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Business needs change constantly – and rapidly, in today’s fast-paced global marketplace. To ensure that the right team is in place to meet these demands, the pressure is on you, as an HR leader, to make spot-on staffing choices. After all, how can your business run effectively without the right talent in place? The answer… Read more »

Top-Tier Talent is Out There: Where Is It?

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Top-tier talent is in high demand and these candidates have a choice of where to work. Often, they are passive job seekers: already employed and not actively looking. In order to draw them in, you need to sell your company and the job – and your sales pitch must be customized to each individual prospect…. Read more »