Are You Hiring for Trainability?

There’s no such thing as the perfect candidate. However, some candidates are better than others. One quality that can make a candidate more attractive versus another is trainability. This means they’re eager to learn and have the capacity to gain the skills they need to succeed in your position. So during the hiring process, how… Read More »

Overcome Your Job Search Procrastination

You want a new job. Yet, the thought of tackling your resume, updating your LinkedIn profile, and juggling all those other job search to-do’s can be overwhelming. If it’s leading you to procrastinate and avoid it altogether, what can you do to get motivated? Here are some tips to help: Start small. Instead of thinking… Read More »

3 Tips to Stay Focused Throughout the Work Day

The past year has been exceptionally stressful for most people. As a result, you might be fatigued and struggling to focus on the job. However, your employer still expects you to perform up to par and remain motivated and attentive. How can you find your drive and boost your productivity? Here are three tips to… Read More »

How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Work Ethic

Finding someone with the right skills and personality is only half the battle. You have to look for other attributes, like work ethic. If a candidate isn’t hard-working, they’re not going to meet performance goals once they’re a part of your team. However, work ethic is an intangible that can be hard to assess during… Read More »

How to Overcome Shyness & Carry Yourself Confidently in an Interview

Even the most confident, extroverted person gets nervous before a job interview. It’s only natural, after all. Job interviews have a way of feeling more like interrogations. In addition, talking about yourself or promoting your background or skills seems awkward; it can lead to even more discomfort. The good news is that you can take… Read More »

Why is Employee Feedback Important to the Health of Your Business?

As a manager, it’s your job to give employees feedback to help them perform at optimal levels. When it’s positive words, the conversation is easier and more natural. But giving constructive criticism can feel awkward and uncomfortable. It’s why so many managers avoid it altogether and stay silent. However, this can lead to a further… Read More »

Leadership Tips That Can Help Reduce Unnecessary Turnover

In a perfect world, you’d keep your top employees without having to worry about them leaving. In reality, retention is an issue for every company. When it happens, it can cost you in the form of lower morale, reduced productivity, unhappy customers, and a hit to profits. In fact, according to a Gallup survey: “The cost… Read More »

Are You Listening to Respond or Listening to Understand?

You give employees a chance to voice their ideas and opinions. You also ask for feedback and inquire about questions and concerns. But are you actually listening to what they’re saying? Or are you preparing your response? If it’s the latter, you’re missing out on an opportunity create a deeper, trust-based relationship with your team;… Read More »

Create Excitement for Your Team and the New Year Ahead!

The New Year is here and one of the worst periods in our history is hopefully starting to move behind us. Now’s a good time to hit the reset button and refocus your team. How can you boost morale and engage your staff after such a difficult season? Here are some steps to consider: Reconnect… Read More »

What is the Hiring Manger Actually Looking for On Your Resume?

Not long ago, it was a candidate’s market with your choice of employment opportunities. However, in recent times, employers are tightening their belts and more discerning about the people they bring on board. How can you stand out and get noticed in a sea of other candidates and the fierce competition that comes with them?… Read More »