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 …

The Power of Praise and Appreciation

There is lots of science out there about the power of praise. It includes words like dopamine and neurotransmitters and nucleus accumbens. But science aside, it’s just human nature to respond to recognition. Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, put it this way, “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free …

Will the Reliable Candidate Please Stand Up?

You want to hire reliable employees. Everyone does. But reliability can’t always be ascertained right away. It takes a track record. The candidate you’re interviewing hasn’t had the chance to build one yet – at least with your company. On top of that, turnover is expensive — so hiring without a good idea of someone’s dependability poses a risk factor. …

Diversity is Not Your Enemy

Diversity. Today’s day and age have, perhaps, made it a hot-button sort of word. But diversity is truly a beautiful thing – not something to fear. Diversity comes in two packages. Inherent Diversity: Involves traits determined by birth (attributes often used to define demographics) – Age. Ethnicity. Gender. It could be called “surface level” diversity. It’s fairly easy to evaluate …

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Staffing Company?

We’re glad you asked! Staffing companies are dedicated to placing the right people with the right people to do the right job – it’s that simple. And yet, it’s not simple. A reliable staffing agency will take the time to build a relationship with their clients, to get an in-depth picture of their clients’ needs. We’re talking about current needs …

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! …