Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints In the Workplace

Sexual harassment has been in the news a great deal over the past several years. Your Human Resources Department and your employees must know how to handle sexual harassment appropriately by taking the following steps.  Establish Policies and Procedures It’s highly relevant to establish your policies against sexual harassment upfront. Define it and establish a no-tolerance… Read More »

How Long Should You Give a Job a Chance?

You’ve hunted through job postings, interviewed well, and landed the job. Congratulations! But what happens when a new job isn’t all you wanted? What happens if the first days on the job seem very different from what you discussed in the interview? Should you jump ship at the first sign of trouble?  Frankly, it’s a complicated… Read More »

3 Ways Candidates Can Blind Side You and How to Deal With It

The hiring process can be time-consuming and costly to your productivity. If all goes smoothly, you’ll contact top candidates, interview them, and make hiring decisions quickly so your team can once again be at full strength.   But what if it doesn’t go smoothly? Unfortunately, candidates can blindside you. It’s all too common for candidates to not… Read More »

Tired of Coasting? It’s 2020 – Time for a New Job

Do you ever feel like you’re coasting on the job? You lack enthusiasm; you’re not particularly engaged in your work; you phone it in and do the bare minimum.   Well, that can be a sign that you’re burned out on the job. Burnout takes many forms. It can feel like overwork, but it can also feel like boredom.… Read More »

4 Tips to Get through the Cold and Flu Season at Work

It’s the time of year when people are getting sick. Cold, flu, sniffles – it may be all around you. Although you can try to recover from a cold or flu once you get it, it’s far better to take preventive measures to avoid getting sick in the first place.   Here are some tips to… Read More »

Manager’s Guide to Hanging Out With Employees 

Should managers hang out with employees outside of work? Frankly, it’s not an easy question to answer with complete certainty. It’s more useful to explore the potential pros and cons of hanging out with employees, as a guide to how you should behave.   Pros   You can get to know the employees better.   Hanging out with… Read More »

Are You Turning a Blind Eye to Bad Safety Practices?

Even with the best of good intentions, it’s possible to start turning a blind eye to corrupt safety practices. In a warehouse, for example, not keeping workspaces and areas where people walk clean and free from debris can be dangerous. But not keeping them clean and free from debris is a practice that can start very slowly… Read More »

Tips to Get a Job With No Prior Experience in That Field

It’s an old conundrum: how do you get a job when jobs require experience, and you don’t have any experience because you can’t get a job…because they need experience. Nearly everyone with a career has been frustrated by that scenario at some point in their lives.   But the near-universality of that frustration is the silver lining. All… Read More »

Why Being Bilingual Will Advance You In the Job Search

In today’s world, the ability to speak two or more languages is increasingly an asset in the business world. It can be an enhancement to landing a job, being promoted, and being paid more.   Here’s how being bilingual helps you in the job search.    It’s an advantage in landing a job. Be sure to… Read More »

5 Signs Your Onboarding Process Is Overwhelming for Employees

A good, structured onboarding process is a proven method of making sure employees are introduced to a firm in a way that can maximize their productivity.   But sometimes, the onboarding process can be overwhelming. This can happen if the process contains too much information – everything from their initial computer password to personnel forms to… Read More »