Is Your Onboarding Process Hurting Your Business?

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Why Offsite Meetings are Important

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Without an occasional change of scenery, a person or team can fall into ho-hum patterns that stifle creativity. That’s why nearly two-thirds of professional event planners agree that meetings held outside the office significantly boost morale, engagement and productivity. Meeting offsite gives people a fresh outlook on their work. As reported by Business News Daily,… Read more »

9 Ways to Manage Workplace Conflict (5 Are Positive!)

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You strive every day to maintain a positive environment for all your employees. But even among the most cohesive teams, occasional conflict is inevitable. A tight deadline looms, an unexpected glitch in a project occurs, or someone is emotionally charged, possibly by something not even related to their job. Whatever the circumstances, conflict will rear… Read more »

How to Hold Yourself Accountable in a Leadership Role

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As a business leader, you’ve probably said it on more than one occasion: “We need to hold people accountable.” And it’s true, of course. It’s essential to your business success that every employee steps up to their job duties and responsibilities. But, it’s all for naught unless you hold yourself accountable first. Accountability is at… Read more »

How to Promote Independent Thought in the Professionals Around You

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Autonomy is freedom – the ability to think and act independently. In a nutshell, it means achieving results by doing things your own way. In the workplace, autonomy is a key motivator identified by psychologists. When people’s talents and intelligence are acknowledged and acted upon, motivation increases. A Culture of Trust To ignite innovation at… Read more »

Top 3 Professional Staffing Questions Answered

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Are you considering hiring a staffing firm to assist with your talent needs? For an increasing number of companies across the U.S., it’s the optimal solution when it comes to right sizing your head count and meeting changing customer demands. During 2018, staffing companies hired 16.8 million temporary and contract employees, with an average length… Read more »