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5 Best Ways to Stand Out in an Interview

If you want to land a new job, then standing out in a positive way during the interview process is a must. But many job seekers aren’t sure exactly what they need to do to make an ideal impression on the hiring manager. With that in mind, here are five of the best ways to… Read More »

Key Struggles for Small Business Owners

Small business owners are often required to wear multiple hats. After all, you may have a limited (if any) support staff, and that puts a substantial amount of the weight on your shoulders. Plus, many small businesses struggle, particularly in their early days of operation. However, many of your challenges do have resolutions, and your… Read More »

Shift from Employee Engagement to Employee Experience

Employee engagement has been a hot topic for some time. After all, engaged employees aren’t just more productive, but are also less likely to resign. While employee engagement is certainly something to strive for, there is also a newer concept on the block that is garnering a lot of attention. Employee experience, or EX, goes… Read More »

Finding Top Talent in a Labor Shortage

As of April 2018, the unemployment rate in the US was 3.9 percent. While this can be a sign of a fairly healthy economy, it also means that many companies are struggling with labor shortages. To put it simply, there aren’t enough skilled candidates available to meet demand. This makes it challenging when you need… Read More »

Essentials of Cross-Training Employees

Whether your company is battling against skill gaps or simply needs team members to be able to cover each other’s duties during absences, cross-training is often the perfect answer. When you cross train, you ensure that important tasks are covered, even when someone is away from the workplace. It also gives you additional flexibility regarding… Read More »

Upskilling and the New Talent Pipeline

Many companies are struggling with their talent pipeline thanks to the numerous skill gaps they are working to combat. Typically, businesses have trouble locating candidates with in-demand competencies, especially in areas like technology, and the situation isn’t predicted to improve. Luckily, there is a new approach that can help create a robust talent pipeline. Upskilling… Read More »

Ballooning Employee Debt – Providing Financial Wellness Education to Employees

Employers play a large role in the financial lives of their employees. After all, companies provide their staff with paychecks, insurance, retirement options, and a variety of other benefits designed to impact that aspect of their lives. But few companies provide their employees with resources to help improve their financial wellness, ensuring that they have… Read More »

Renewed Focus on Employee Productivity

When it comes to reaching business goals, employee productivity has a significant impact. Disengaged workers often don’t contribute at the same level as their engaged counterparts, harming the overall rate of output. However, it’s possible that even your best and brightest can improve if given the opportunity. By renewing your focus on employee productivity and… Read More »

Succession Planning for Small Businesses

If you operate a small business, succession planning is a must. It gives you the ability to identify who will take over certain responsibilities in the event of an unexpected tragedy or how things will operate if the owner decides to retire. Succession planning reflects a long-term strategy designed to carry the small business forward… Read More »

Handling a Difficult Coworker – Life Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

At some point in everyone’s career, they end up in a challenging situation that requires them to deal with a difficult coworker. Whether the person is overly negative or combative, doesn’t meet their deadlines, or is generally unreliable, it can make facing your workday a tall order. However, even if you are stuck with a… Read More »