How to Follow Up With a Recruiter Who Contacted You

Being contacted by a recruiter is exciting! A new opportunity might loom in the future. If you’ve been actively searching, it means your efforts are bearing fruit. It’s great news when a recruiter gets in touch, either about a new job or a potential interview.  But what happens when a few weeks go by, and… Read More »

What Is the Value in Creating a Safe Workplace?

Ever wonder why safety in the workplace has to be created and maintained? At times, it may seem like the costs in terms of time, equipment, education, and maintenance activities might outweigh the benefits. Believe us; they don’t.   Here are four ways that a safe workplace adds value to an organization.  Improving Morale The fact is, no employee wants to feel… Read More »

4 Tips to Combat Sleep Deprivation In the Workplace

Roughly 33% of Americans don’t get enough sleep every night. Are you one of them, sleeping less than 7 to 8 hours? While there are people who can thrive on fewer hours, most of us regularly need that much. We also need to sleep well when we do sleep, and not fitfully wake up.  Sleep deprivation can negatively… Read More »

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 »