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November 27, 2017

We’re nearing the dreaded year-end performance review season! 

Below are 4 tips to make that next performance evaluation conversation go smoother and be more meaningful.

  1. Get yourself in a new mindset. Rethink of the purpose of the review and consider it as an opportu...

November 1, 2017

“What did I do to help my employees or team?” 

There are 21 work days in November - try to jot down each day one thing you did to help your employees/team. I can guarantee that you will grow as a leader by the end of the month.

I’ll help you out with some key questions:...

October 25, 2017

How do you know it's time to let an employee go?  The decision is rarely easy, but often the clues are everywhere.  It could be due to performance expectations not being met, maybe they're a bad fit, or possibly they do not possess the values or skill sets that you had...

September 30, 2017

Lately, I've been getting more requests asking what to do when it's time to start hiring employees.  When it's your first employee, this decision can be wrought with a great deal of uncertainty - not only navigating the various compliance pieces, but also being able to...

We have a tendency as managers and leaders to recruit and hire for positions based on competencies tied to tasks found in a job description.  Are those competencies in your description truly connected to what it takes to be successful in a position?  Human Resource pro...

I recently finished reading Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention by John Ruhlin.  It's a quick, easy read filled with practical advice.  

Ruhlin spoke at a Spring 2017 entrepreneur even...

Recent research revealed that 83% of talent acquisition leaders say employer branding significantly impacts their ability to hire great candidates.  Is your brand sending a positive or negative message?

Attracting employees is difficult.  Add in a negative review o...

As the owner or CEO, you focus much of your time on your product, idea or service.  But what about your employees?  Employees are the ambassadors of your brand - and this can be good or bad, depending on your approach.

There is extensive research regarding the conn...

With a change in administration, we could see significant movement in the Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Already, on the local and state levels, there has been legislative activity w...

It can be argued that people are essential to the success of a company.  But what do you do, as a small business going through increased periods of growth, when your employees demand more of your time than product development?  How do you best allocate your time while...

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