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 …

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 …

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 …

Company Culture – It Begins with You

“Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.”   — Brian Chesky, Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb  A company is defined by its culture. It sets the standard …

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 …