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 »

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 »

4 Ways You Can Tell a Company Values You

Ever wonder if your company values you and your contribution? It can make the difference between being happy where you are and beginning to actively search for a new job where they will appreciate you.  Here are four things that let you know you are valued.    They Appreciate You Most employers, if asked, would say… Read More »

Has Your Company Thought About Offering Unlimited Sick Days?

Roughly 85% of full-time employees and 74% of all workers receive paid sick days as a benefit. Usually, workers are allocated a certain number of sick days based on some standard, such as length of service. They can also be part of a general paid time off (PTO) category, which includes vacation time and personal days off,… Read More »

Stop Tabling Bullying In the Office

Roughly 40% of workers in the U.S. report that they have been bullied in the workplace. Even more, upwards of 60%, have seen instances of abuse. The net result is that bullying is an issue in workplaces throughout the country. Bullying can cause stress, negatively impact teamwork and productivity, and even cause good employees to leave… 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 »