Posts Categorized: Business Tips

Marketing Essentials – Your Target Audience

Thank you to Lisa Piikkila of Coalesce Marketing & Design for presenting on “Your Target Audience.”  Career Options has hosted more than 50 seminars in the past 15 years and Lisa did an excellent job!  Congrats to Sherri Dessell and Patricia Vande Voort as well, both who won $25.00 lunch gift certificates 🙂 Here are… Read More »

Five Steps to Protect Your Business and Avoid Litigation (Part 2)

Thank you to Epiphany Law for presenting a fantastic seminar on “Five Steps to Protect Your Business and Avoid Litigation”.  I wanted to share some excellent reminders that Heather Macklin discussed:   Communication Communication is one of the primary things you can do to avoid disputes with clients, employees, and competitors. Remember not to over… Read More »

5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation

A great big shout out to Heather Macklin of Epiphany Law, LLC who did a fabulous presentation for Career Options. She discussed “5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation.” Our attendees rated it excellent and found it very informative and engaging! Also, congrats to Lisa Herrmann of Bemis and… Read More »

5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation

Greetings! If you haven’t confirmed your spot for this complimentary seminar, please do so by May 9th.  It is hosted by Career Options. 5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation Time/Date: Tuesday, May 14th, from 8:00am – 9:00am Presenter: Heather Macklin of Epiphany Law, LLC  Summary: Companies are in… Read More »

Exit Planning…. It is Not What You Think

A big thank you to Jayne McQuillan, President of Journey Consulting, for a fabulous seminar “Exit Planning…. It is Not What You Think!” We also thank Beth Manning, consultant, for joining. Wow… nearly 60% of surveyed WI businesses are owned by Boomers and 46% indicated they plan to transition their business within 5 years or… Read More »

Creating a Strategic Workforce Plan for 2019

Talent shortages are prevalent in Wisconsin, as well as most of the rest of the country. Without a strategic and proactive workforce strategy, hitting your recruitment and retention goals will be incredibly challenging, if not downright impossible. Luckily, crafting a strategic workforce plan for 2019 and beyond doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By… Read More »

Is Your Onboarding Process Making Employees Feel Welcome?

As more candidates place a high value on company culture when accepting a position, having a welcoming onboarding process is a must. Often, how you onboard new hires has a strong impact on their perception of the organization, and a subpar experience can lead top talent to head back out the door as quickly as… Read More »

Great Tips for Improving Team Communication

Team communication is critical for success. If every employee is not expressing themselves in the proper fashion or avoids participating entirely, important details may be missed. Not only can this harm the outcome of projects, but it may also be damaging to morale, creating a two-fold negative impact on productivity. By improving team communication, everyone… Read More »

How to Effectively Manage Two Employees Who Don’t Get Along

It’s a fact of life that not everyone gets along. Sometimes, a difference of opinion creates a divide. In others, a single upsetting incident is enough to harm a once healthy relationship. When a conflict between two people enters a workplace, managers often have to step up and handle the situation. Otherwise, should the problem… Read More »

Unique Employee Perks and Incentives That Fit Any Budget

Competition for top talent among companies is fierce. With unemployment remaining low, many businesses are having to work diligently to retain their best and brightest staff members as well as attract high-quality candidates to fill vacant positions. If you’re dealing with a tight budget, identifying perks and incentives that can entice workers while still being… Read More »