What Employers Can Learn from Employee Turnover

As an employer, hiring manager, or HR professional you know that good employees are hard to find. But once you’re found the right person, it’s often hard to retain those employees.   The fact is there are always going to be employees who have a “grass is greener” mentality and jump from job to job. For example, a recent study revealed that 21% of millennials… Read more »

How to Deliver a Negative Performance Review

Whether you’re a long time manager, or just learning how to deal with direct reports, one thing is true: you’ll eventually have to give an employee a negative performance review.   While performance reviews are a great way to ensure a team is firing on all cylinders, the fact is, no one’s perfect. And giving an otherwise hard–working… Read more »

Understanding Hiring Mistakes: Getting It Right the First Time

Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. And they impact companies in a variety of negative ways.   Whether you own a business, are an HR professional, or manage the hiring for your department, it’s important to get it right the first time. When a candidate doesn’t work out, the average cost for a typical company is upwards of $15,000 according to a 2017 survey.   Clearly, hiring the right candidate the… Read more »

The Importance of a Positive Candidate Experience During Hiring

Finding job candidates with the right skills and background is a top concern for recruiters and HR professionals. Once you find one, you don’t want them to get away.  That’s why presenting a positive candidate experience during the hiring process is so important.  How important is it? Recent CareerBuilder findings have shown that 68% of candidates believe the way they’re treated during a job search reflects how the… Read more »

What to Do When a Top Candidate Turns You Down

After weeks of searching, you’ve found the perfect hire for the job opening. The interviews have gone well and there’s a definite interest on both sides. You think you have the perfect fit and the offer is presented. Everything is going according to plan.  You hear back – and the candidate has accepted another offer.   Being turned down is something every… Read more »

3 Tips for Building Effective Workplace Communication

Communication is an important pillar of a healthy business. As a manager, team leader or HR professional, effective workplace communication is vital to creating and maintaining a positive team environment. The quality of workplace communication has a direct impact on the employee’s ability to collaborate, meet deadlines, and share new ideas.  Over the past several years major advances in technology have theoretically improved the ability for managers and workers to communicate. But are these technologies causing us to rely on them vs a more personal… Read more »

How to Reassign an Employee

As a business owner, manager, or human resources professional, it’s sometimes necessary to reassign an employee or employees to strengthen productivity gaps, increase morale, or diffuse potential personnel conflicts. As a business manager—especially in a smaller company—it may be beneficial to move employees laterally to increase a worker’s skills and create a more flexible team.… Read more »

Don’t Fire Struggling Employees, Retrain Them!

As a hiring manager or HR professional, the act of firing an employee might seem like a quick and easy way to eliminate an ineffective performer and start fresh with someone new. But is that always the best option? Despite the costs of time, money, and morale, there are instances when firing is your best… Read more »

Could Your Job Descriptions Be Costing You Top Talent?

As a hiring manager, HR professional or recruiter, you know that 2020 will be a tight hiring market.  The competition for the most qualified candidates is fierce, and to thrive in this challenging market, you’ll need to understand the best practices of employee recruiting. And that begins with crafting a strong job description that moves… Read more »