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 …

Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Perhaps it is also the most stressful. Between work (which is extra crazy at the moment) and all the holiday activity, you have twice as much to manage and a whole lot less time. While COVID-19 has made this year’s holiday look different, the work-life balance is still a battle to maintain. …

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 …

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 …

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 …