Help Employees Create Career Plans for 2019 and Beyond!

  With the business world in a constant state of evolution, often because of advances in technology, and the labor pool shrinking, companies need to go the extra mile if they want to keep their employees engaged. Your workers are an asset and, by helping them identify clear pathways for advancement, you can show your… Read More »

Disagree With Your Year-End Evaluation? Here’s How to Handle It

  As the year draws to a close, employees around the country are sitting down for one of their hardest meetings of the year: their year-end evaluation. While many will likely receive compliments on their performance, constructive criticism usually comes along too. When the negative feedback is valid and insightful, it can actually be beneficially,… Read More »

Rewarding Employees Without Breaking the Bank

  When you manage an exceptional team, wanting to reward their effort is completely natural. However, many companies can’t afford to spend a bundle on their employees, or even just their top performers. When options like expensive gifts, generous bonuses, or raises aren’t affordable, it can be frustrating. This is especially true if you want… Read More »

Why You Need to Work on Workplace Diversity

  Most business leaders understand the value of diversity in the workplace. Bringing people together from different backgrounds can lead to innovation and more effective problem solving, allowing the cumulative life experience of the team to create additional value. However, when it comes to creating a diverse workplace, not all companies take the right approach.… Read More »

Employee Engagement That Works for Everyone

  While technology has been a boon in many workplaces, it isn’t without its drawbacks. Today, people expect their information in quick snippets and, at times, even instantaneously. This has led to the rise of efficient collaboration software, but has also rendered communications options like email, employee newsletters, and even intranet announcements to become less… Read More »

How to Properly Onboard Your New Welders

  When a new welder comes in on their first day, some companies don’t spend much time familiarizing them with the environment, introducing them to team members, or providing them with helpful information that will allow them to excel. Instead, they give them the basics of what they need to know and then largely leave… Read More »

How Much Does It Cost to Be Unemployed?

  Being unemployed creates financial challenges. After all, you may be receiving little-to-nothing as income, depending on whether you qualify for unemployment benefits. A few factors can impact the total cost of being unemployed, including how long it takes to secure a job and the kinds of expenses you have to manage as part of… Read More »

3 Hidden Expenses of Hiring on Your Own

  When you hire on your own, you are responsible for all costs associated with the activity. This includes paying for advertising, software to handle screening, the time required to review applications, and even website management expenses. While many of the costs of hiring are easy to recognize, others may fly under the radar. Here… Read More »

Taking an Internship This Summer? Here’s How to Excel!

    Internships are valuable opportunities. They provide students and newly minted professionals with a chance to hone their skills and gain real-world experience over the course of a few months. But, if you want to make the most out of your internship, it’s wise to not leave things to fate. While this may be… Read More »

5 Ways Employee Wellness Benefits Your Company

  From the company perspective, employee wellness programs are an investment. After all, there’s usually a financial burden that comes with administering such benefits, so knowing you’ll reap the rewards for managing the program is a must. On the surface, it may be hard to see how employee wellness benefits your company. To help you… Read More »