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Managing Through Goal Setting

Unless you know what you want to achieve, there’s no way to measure how close you are to achieving that objective. Goals give you a standard against which to measure your progress. The goals you set for accomplishing the company’s/department’s mission must be in line with the vision and what your company wants you to… Read More »

How To Bridge The Soft Skills Gap

As more and more young people come into the marketplace, the larger the soft skills gap becomes. There is no way to avoid hiring individuals that lack these skills. Instead of limiting your hiring radius, build soft skill training into the culture of your business.   Determine What Soft Skills Are Most Important: There are… Read More »

Two Traits Hiring Managers Look For During Interviews

Hiring managers look for similar things when interviewing candidates. However, there are some traits they look for and they don’t even realize it themselves. Job seekers need to understand this in order to interview well and be seen in the best light.   Hiring Managers are Only Human A company’s hiring manager is often quite… Read More »

Employees Just Want To Have Fun!

An extensive, company-sponsored recreation and social program can be a boost to moral – but it can also be a fiscal and managerial nightmare to the CEO who has to administer it. Jack Stack, CEO of Springfield Remanufacturing Center Corp., in Springfield, MO., was so intent on fostering healthy relations with his 450 employees that… Read More »

7 Attributes of a Great Management Hire

Hiring is not an easy feat. When you try to hire for a manager, the task is even more difficult. The candidate that you select for a management role needs to be passionate, innovative, solution oriented, dynamic and have an exceptional work ethic. When hiring for a management position you’ll want to look for the… Read More »

4 Tips For Marketing To Millennials

In the United States today, there are over 80 million millennials. This age group wants to feel connected in their purchasing decisions, so they identify best with less traditional marketing tactics. They crave a more personalized approach and one that they can relate to. In fact, studies show that millennials don’t trust traditional marketing. Check… Read More »

How Do Great Leaders Get More Done In Meetings?

You can tell quite a bit about a leader based on how they conduct meetings. If you can improve the discussions, solutions, and team morale through team meetings, you’ll be more effective at running your business as a whole.   Consider the following 4 things to get more done in meetings:   Clearly define the… Read More »

March: Calendar Fun Facts

Did you know? March 1 – Peace Corps Anniversary March 3 – National Anthem Day March 6 – Oreo Cookies sold for the first time in 1912 March 10 – 1st paper money issued in 1862 March 12 – Girl Scout Day March 15 – Ides of March March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day March 18… Read More »

The Cost of a Bad Hire

When you need to fill a position, you are often in a time crunch and feel urgent. No matter the need, try and slow down to hire well. The cost of a bad hire is both pricey and hurts a variety of other areas of your business.   Costs Associated with a Failed Hire In… Read More »

The Benefits of Teleconferencing

Companies constantly look for new ways to attract the most talented candidates to hire for their open positions. One way to obtain and keep top talent team members is to embrace technology and encourage them to use it in their work. Video conferencing is a popular and excellent communication option for your team. You’ll find… Read More »