Fun Facts with Hamilton – Valentine’s Day!

Ah, February. (Sigh.) The month of romance, chocolate, and over-priced roses. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we don’t know about you, but we’re excited! While telling people in your life that you love them is something to be done any time of the year, it’s nice there’s one whole day set aside for celebrating. So, for all …

An Ethical Workplace

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” – Stewart Potter Integrity is all about behavior that is honest and forthright. It plays a significant role in the harmony and efficiency of a workplace. To Employers: Ethical behavior should be a core value – the baseline – in every …

Don’t Fall Behind!  6 Reasons Upskilling is Important

A couple of hundred years ago, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of the workforce. Today, the digital revolution is doing the same thing. Skill sets that were effective ten years ago are viewed as archaic. And while the advancement of technology and all its benefits is exciting, there is no doubt that the fast-track growth also creates a skills …

Soft Skills — Seven Things to Make YOU Stand Out!

In competitive job markets, it is crucial to stand out! While hard skills are essential, having proficient soft skills pushes you out above the crowd of other qualified candidates — and may land you your dream job! What Are Soft Skills? Unlike hard skills, soft skills are unquantifiable. They are not easily measured or easily taught. They are a companion, …

Hard Skills — They’re Hard Core, Man!

  Ready for the cold hard truth – hard skills matter. They can make the difference in getting a job, earning a promotion, and choosing when you want to make a career move. What Are Hard Skills? Hard skills are the technical skills and knowledge you need to do your job effectively. They are: Job-specific Easy to quantify Practical and …

Avoiding Employee Termination  

As a business leader, responding to bad conduct and poor performance from your employees is part of the territory. Unfortunately, sometimes significant corrective action, such as pay suspension or dismissal, is necessary. In many circumstances, however, this can be avoided by a few preventative steps. Identify the Root Problem If an employee is continuously making the same mistake, maybe something …