How to Immediately Make New Employees Feel Welcome

Starting a job is a lot like your first day at a new school. It can be stressful and often, kind of scary. And if things go wrong at the start, it can be tough to recover. If a new employee gets off to a rocky start, it can significantly increase their time-to-productivity, as well […]

3 Benefits of Direct Hire Through a Staffing Firm

Are you trying to fill a position at your company, but struggling to find the right candidates in today’s tight labor market? Direct-hire recruiting through a staffing firm may be the ideal solution. Your staffing firm will partner with you to craft your hiring strategy from start to finish, beginning with writing a job description […]

3 Tips for Handling Frustrated Employees

Even among the happiest, most motivated teams, frustration will inevitably occur from time to time. And if it starts to become common in one or more people, chances are it won’t go away on its own. It may fester and worsen if left unattended. Frustrated employees rarely do their best work. And, signs of frustration […]

How to Make it Easier for Your Employees to Ask for Help

If you sense a lack of cooperation or collaboration among certain team members, the problem may not be people’s unwillingness to give each other a hand. It could be because your employees simply don’t – or won’t – ask for help. Why not? A leading reason is a fear that asking for help will be […]

4 Tips for Improving Employee Retention

Today’s job market is great – if you’re a candidate. With unemployment at a near-record low, professionals in virtually every field can pick and choose their next opportunities.   This makes things interesting … okay, challenging, to say the least … for today’s employers. Not only do you have your work cut out for you […]

How to Make Sure New Employees Get Along With Their Team

Starting a new job is a little bit like the first day of school all over again. Despite the newness and excitement of it all – or perhaps because of it – a person naturally feels stressed and anxious. Finding ways to ease this transition should be a top priority for you as an employer. […]

9 Ways to Keep Your Employees Safe in the Workplace

June is Workplace Safety Month. Although safety is a number-one priority 365 days a year, it’s a good time for a reminder about the best ways to keep your employees healthy and injury free. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers pay nearly $1 million each week in workers’ compensation costs. Above […]

How to Talk to the Employee Who Thinks They Know Everything

As a manager, you inevitably have to deal with problem employees. One of the most challenging is the office know-it-all. You know who they are: They always have to have the last word, they’re never wrong about anything, and in meetings, they speak up just to hear their own voice. When they think they have […]

Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Confronting Employees

Confrontation is no fun, whether it’s in your personal life or at work. It can be tempting to try to cope by avoiding the underlying issues altogether, but that only makes matters worse in the long run. A better plan is to change your mindset and do the right thing – in fairness to you, […]

How to Keep Your Employees Focused and Engaged

As reported by Gallup, only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work. And according to a recent State of the American Workplace study, just 33 percent of employed U.S. citizens can say the same. Those employees who are engaged stand out as they willingly go the extra mile, work with passion, and feel […]