Why “Hiring People Smarter Than You” is a Good Leadership Practice

  There are so many management professionals out there who refuse to hire people smarter than them because they fear it will lead to them losing their job. The simple fact of the matter, however, is that it is important to hire people smarter than you for various reasons. One of those reasons is that… Read More »

The Real Reason Your Best Salespeople Are Leaving

  Running a company takes a lot of blood, sweat, tears, heartache and energy. You can’t just sit back and hope success finds you. All companies, even the most successful ones, have trouble keeping employees on the payroll for various reasons. You might be wondering why your best salespeople keep leaving. Well, this is a… Read More »

Are You Missing a Mobile Recruitment Strategy?

  Does your company have a mobile recruitment strategy in place? Perhaps it should. A recent workforce survey conducted by IBM Smarter Workforce Institute indicated that 70 percent of high-potential candidates prefer and are drawn to companies that have a mobile recruitment options. Around 12,000 workers representing organizations around the world said they use mobile… Read More »

It’s OK to Be the Boss Everyone Likes!

  Years ago, people didn’t really like their boss. In fact, they would express fear when asked about their relationship with their immediate supervisor. Bosses were secretive, conniving, and not to be messed with. Then came a new wave of bosses. These were the folks who wanted to be your friend. But they had a… Read More »

How to Land an Entry-Level HR Career

  Ready to take on the world of people management? Human resources is perhaps one of the most rewarding and challenging career paths out there today. Every day, human resource practitioners are making big decisions that impact the organizations that they work for. Human resources professionals are tasked with making sure their organizations are compliant… Read More »

How to Get Your Workforce Engaged this Spring

  A workforce that’s disengaged poses a huge threat to your company’s livelihood. According to research from The Economist, around 87 percent of executives believe that employees who lack engagement bring down businesses. Therefore, it’s up to company leaders to create a workplace where people feel valued and can look forward to their jobs. It’s… Read More »

Is “Blind Hiring” Good For Your Workforce?

  In the quest to improve diversity in hiring, companies are turning to “blind hiring” practices, which seeks to eliminate the unique characteristics of candidates before they are considered for employment. The goal of blind hiring is to bring people on board who have the skills to perform certain tasks, and not because of other… Read More »

Are Your Workplace Policies Ready for new Legalized Marijuana Legislature?

  2016 has seen the legalization of marijuana for medical use in 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and recreational use in four states, prompting the update of human resources policies surrounding drug use. A Society for Human Resource Management survey from earlier this year indicates that 90 percent of organizations still do… Read More »

How to Tell When Your Employees Are Wasting Time at Work

  You may remember the CBS News story about a report detailing the work habits of employees. It turns out that as much as 60-to-80 percent of the average adult workforce is engaged in non-work activities when they are at the office. These activities include checking in on social networks, texting on mobile devices, and… Read More »

5 Apps That Can Make You a Better Boss

  Have you ever wondered how you can learn how to be a better boss when you have so much on your plate all the time? Turns out, there’s an app for that. Here’s a rundown of the best apps for management skills development on the market today. Dispatch As a boss, are you continually… Read More »