Fun Facts with Hamilton – Thanksgiving Edition!

The party is over. Get out your leftover turkey, make a sandwich, and brush up on your trivia. The First Thanksgiving: Celebrated a year after arriving on Plymouth Rock, the first Thanksgiving was given by the Pilgrims and shared with the Wampanoag natives. The feast lasted three days, and included games, singing, and dancing. There were 50 Pilgrims and 90 …

Thought of Trying Temp-to-Hire? 

From time to time, every business finds itself needing extra hands on deck. It could be seasonal overflow. It could be during maternity or disability leave. Or it could be an extra-large project or order. For whatever reason – it happens. Rather than over-staffing with a new permanent hire, temporary workers (also known as “temps”) can fill the gap. While …

Being a Team-Player — 6 Top Qualities!  

Team player. It’s an HR buzzword. Everybody talks about it. Everybody expects it. But what exactly does it mean? There are many opinions and ideas on what makes a team player, but most everyone agrees, these six traits are essential to the title.  Reliability: A team player shows that he or she is consistent and trustworthy. They show up on …

An Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”            -Aesop As we enter the chaos of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget what this season is all about. Family. Friends. Togetherness. Cherishing the moment. Gratitude. This year has been a wringer for everyone, no doubt.  And yet, there are still so many reasons to be thankful. Let’s take a look …

5 Reasons that Hiring a Veteran is Good for Your Business!

In some countries, the military might be symbolic of tyranny. In America, we are blessed to look at our military and see sacrifice, duty, and freedom preservation. Considering that, have you thought of saying “thanks” by hiring a veteran? While hiring a veteran for the sake of giving them a hand-up as they re-adjust to civilian life is a meaningful …

Managing Employees Remotely —5 Tips to smooth Sailing

In the age of COVID-19, chances are you’ve had to manage a remote team of people.   You may even find yourself hiring new employees, only to have them start work from their home office. And while remote work is not an entirely new concept (it was around way before COVID), it may still feel new and awkward to you. If …

Safety Tips for the Workplace – Four “P’s” to Get You Started

Safety in the workplace is important. “Oh, I know,” you say. “Of course, it is.” No, really. Workplace safety is vital in any work setting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million non-fatal work injuries or illnesses occurred in 2018. (The most recent data has yet to be released.) There were also 5,250 work-related fatalities. The total …

Leading a Company Merger or Acquisition

The only constant in life is change. Change comes in all shapes and sizes, from something as seemingly insignificant as the color of your milk carton (got to love rebranding) to something as large and formidable as a company merger or acquisition. Maybe you see one coming down the pike in your company, and while the growth is tremendous for …

Company Culture – It Begins with You

“Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.”   — Brian Chesky, Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb  A company is defined by its culture. It sets the standard …