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  • 6 Signs it’s Time to Quit

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    Although quitting a job usually carries a negative connotation, there are times when leaving your current place of employment is the best course of action. But how do you know when it’s time to bid farewell to your job? Consider these six good reasons for moving on.   The idea/thought is a recurring one. Like…

  • How to Stop Your Workforce from Seeking Greener Pastures

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    Want to keep intact the top-notch team you’ve labored to put together? (That’s a rhetorical question.) Of course, you want to keep them! On your team and not working for your competitor. “Here’s a radical concept,” says Sarah Patterson. “Treat your employees as well as you do your best customers, and your business will reap…

  • Beating the Holiday/End-of-Year Rush

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    The wild and crazy, one hundred days of summer have given way to the anticipation of autumn. You’ve felt the crispness in the morning air of late, a sure sign that fall will soon be upon us. Followed in short order by the holiday season. Brace yourself – Christmas is less than one hundred days…

  • Celebrate Labor Day

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    Traditionally celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day commemorates the social and economic achievements of the American worker. This federal holiday pays tribute to contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. While many folks associate Labor Day with the unofficial end of summer, it actually honors working…

  • What Want: Part II – To be Valued Employees 

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    Encouraging success for your employees is enhanced when you instill a sense of value. What constitutes feeling valued? For your employees, it’s when: Management notices their hard work. Their extra efforts are met with sincere appreciation. Their worth to the company is secure, eliminating the fear of being replaced. They feel a part of the…

  • What Employees Want:  Part I – To be Successful

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    Question:  What are three things every employee wants from his/her job? Hands shoot up across the workforce, among employees and management staff alike. Arms wave from bodies bouncing on their toes. “Oh, oh, I know! I know!” The answer: To be successful, to be valued, to be treated like a human being. Knowing smiles and…

  • Where Has the Year Gone

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    We’re only six weeks away from the last quarter of 2017. I know—where did the year go? How can it possibly be the middle of August already? Do you remember those aggressive goals you and your gung-ho team set last January 2—or in mid-December if you were really on the ball? Have you checked back…

  • Traits that Hamper Hiring Potential – Part II

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    “One of the most important steps you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in business is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you,” says Alex Pirouz. It’s true. Attitude plays a huge role in a person’s overall life, so naturally, it will have…

  • Traits that Hamper Your Hiring Potential – Part I

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    You’ve already discovered there’s a lot of competition out there for the best jobs. Employers have high expectations. Savvy hiring managers are looking for just the right blend of technical expertise paired with a generous helping of those ever-so-important “soft skills” that will result in a truly valuable employee. With the time loss and high…

  • What Employers Want – Part II

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    Long gone are the days of interviews like this. “Can you do this . . . and that . . . and yes, this one other thing as well?” “Why yes, I can!” “You can? That’s great! You’re hired.” Hiring managers and business owners want and need candidates with more than just the technical know-how…