How NOT to Be Employee of the Month

You’re not a status quo sort of individual. That would be bland. And basic. And boring. So, when your boss tells you they’re launching an Employee of the Month Program, you roll your eyes. Because who cares about recognition? After all, that’s what most employees want, but you’re not everyone else. So, if you want to lose any chance, ever, of being the …

Growth – Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Growth is good. It’s necessary for business. In last week’s blog, we shared principles that inspire growth, but now let’s look at the other side of the growth coin. Too much growth too fast can choke a company out before it has the chance to adjust. We’re not suggesting that you put the brakes on growth. We do want to …

Business Recovery and Growth

Many businesses that were partially or even entirely shut down due to the virus are ramping back up. Many decisions are on the table. How can we not only recover, but also grow?  Understand the Cause of the Growth  What’s distinguishing about you, your product, and your service? What draws your customers? Why do they choose your product/service over your …

Fun Things to Do During a COVID Summer! (It Could be Your Most Memorable)

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck We’re sure that you’re tired of hearing about COVID-19. And truthfully, we are too. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still here, and here to stay for a little while longer. In the meantime – you’re in the dog days …

Making the Most of Virtual Recruiting

Virtual Recruiting was a viable option before COVID -19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly increased the need to make it a standard procedure. If you’ve been fighting the inevitable and the thought of adjusting to a new “virtual reality” makes you break out in a cold sweat— no worries. We’ve got your back at Hamilton Connections – Virtual Recruitment 101! …

6 Easy Steps to Winning Job Descriptions!

Writing a job description is more than just…well, a job description. Your goal is to sell the job seeker on your company – tell them exactly why they want to work for you! Be clear. Be concise. Be informative. And we promise it’s not that hard! 1. The Job Title: Ensure your job title catches the right talent. Be specific …

On the Job Training  

Congratulations! Your business is once again up and running – under CDC guidelines, of course, but ready to roll. Some of your previous employees, however, are not coming back, and the new kid on the block needs a little help getting started. Actually, he/she needs a dose of OJT (on-the-job training). It’s time for a seasoned employee to teach the …

Winning the Employee Stress Battle

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”   – Fred Rogers Across the nation and around the globe, managers are dealing with employee stress – a COVID-19 fallout. Employees who remain on …