Are Remote Workers Wanting to Go Back into the Office?

Now that a large chunk of the population has experienced working remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, will more people be wanting that choice full time? Or are people wanting to go back to a traditional office setting?  It’s an essential question for managers to think about as more workplaces open up going forward. Some of the answers might be dictated by your… Read More »

How Can Your Human Resources Team Take Advantage of a Staffing Agency?

Does your Human Resources team need a staffing agency? Working with a staffing agency can bring significant benefits to your company overall, and to HR specifically. Here’s a brief overview of what staffing agencies can bring to the table.  Staffing agencies can save time. Many HR staffers (and hiring managers) may sigh inside when they need to hire. Why? Because many of the activities involved in hiring… Read More »

Is it Time for a Fresh Start?

Everyone sometimes needs a fresh start. In a job, that can be a new position or even an entirely new journey, to a new career. But how do you know when it’s time for a fresh start or new journey? Pay attention if you’ve encountered any of the following feelings. Just like your body can tell… Read More »

Leading a Team When You Have Lost Your Passion

Leading a team is great when you have a passion — for leadership, for the company’s vision, for maximizing your team’s talents, or whatever other capabilities you bring to the table. But it can become not so great if you’ve lost your passion.  Losing Passion: Why It Happens Why do people lose passion for something they care about, such… Read More »

Interview Tips for People With Eye Contact Anxiety

Some people have anxiety about making eye contact. They may feel very uncomfortable looking directly into someone’s eyes or very shy to do it. They may feel judged or overly scrutinized when making eye contact with someone.  In a job interview, however, it’s very important to make eye contact. People who don’t might be viewed as overly shy… Read More »

Time to Re-Evaluate Your Company’s 2020 Goals

As we enter June, companies are approaching the half-way point of the year. That’s a great point at which to re-evaluate your company’s yearly goals. But where do companies start? How do you re-evaluate and then get back on track if you fell off?  Define the goals to re-evaluate. The first step is to define… Read More »

How to Get Your Company to Bring You On Full-Time

If you’ve taken a temporary or part-time position, what can you do to get the company to bring you on full time? It could be you always wanted full-time work for the stability or salary, or suddenly realized that the company was great and now want to work there always. In either case, here’s how best… Read More »

3 Tips to Work Your Way Into a Management Position

Ready for your first management position? You need to actively strategize ways of getting there. Your boss and upper management may think of you specifically in your current role, not in another one. So what can you do to gain an advantage and move up in the company? Utilize these three steps.  Think like a manager – and show you do.… Read More »

Effectively Manage Being Overstaffed and Understaffed

Overstaffing is a problem for managers. If you have too many people to do the available work, you are spending too much for the productivity you have. Left unchecked, it can drain business cash flow and even lead to bankruptcy.  But understaffing can also be a challenge. If you’re understaffed, you have too few people to do… Read More »

Creating a Culture that Attracts Employees

Good managers strive to create a culture that actively attracts employees. No, we don’t mean casting a network just to fill job openings, although that’s important. We expect a culture that fosters engagement in the workplace, secure retention, and job satisfaction.  Let’s put it this way: Companies whose cultures foster engagement and satisfaction will attract… Read More »