The Positivity Pledge

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We all know the power of positivity. We recognize we should always look on the bright side, turn a frown upside down, and keep our chins up. But we all have bad days that just seem like it would have been a better idea to never leave the house; and we all have frustrating moments… Read more »

Good Leadership is the Key to Employee Retention

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High retention is most often an issue of leadership. The key measure of your effectiveness as a leader lies both in the results your team achieves and their willingness to follow you with their heart, not just their head and their hands. And it’s not just the leadership of your subordinates, leadership applies to peers,… Read more »

Establishing Mutual Commitments Part II

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Part one of this post explored leadership strategies to improve employee morale and retention. Getting feedback from your team emerged as a valuable tool in that process. This post will cover evolving your corporate culture by setting expectations for both employees and colleagues as a way to build trust and accountability. Clear Expectations It can… Read more »

Turning the Grind Into the Goal – Part II

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In part one of this post, the focus was on the pursuit of happiness or finding joy in your work as a way to succeed at it in the long term. This post will explore alternate views and approaches to career progress that can help you maximize your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of your team…. Read more »

What Do Excellent Candidates Want?

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Good candidates are attracted to a company with a competitive compensation and benefits package. They are also likely to be interested in the location of the company and it’s proximity to their home. It’s common to be interested in a company with good hours and a predictable schedule. These are all very reasonable selling points… Read more »

Understanding Candidate Expectations

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Candidates have high expectations. And that’s natural and to be expected, right? So what’s the issue? The important thing here is to be aware of what their expectations are. For the hiring manager knowledge is power. Here are three candidate expectations every hiring manager should be aware of. Candidates expect an easy application process. Well… Read more »