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. …

Christmas and COVID — Keeping Up Morale This Holiday Season

You are fully prepared for the craziness of this odd holiday season. You specialized in your marketing, increased your online presence and availability, and hired extra help early.  You set up sanitation stations galore and mapped out procedures and guidelines to keep people safe and healthy. You thought you were ready for the madness, but now that it is here, …

Job Searching During the Holidays? — Here’s Why It’s a Good Idea!

Are you considering postponing your job search until after the new year? Well, think again! Contrary to popular belief, this is an excellent time of year to be looking for work! Here are some reasons why: Businesses are Still Hiring! The need for hiring is year-round, depending on workflow, growth, and industry pressures. These needs do not go away in …

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 …