• 2017 Draft – Do you have the right players on your team? – Part 2 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? BUILT TO LAST COMPANIES USUALLY AREN’T Another classic book Built to Last, analyzed 18 visionary companies that outperformed the market and their competition with principles and practices like, among other things, core values, innovation, promoting from within, continuous improvement, big goals, and trickle down leadership vision. Did you know that, over the last 10 years, almost half of those 18 companies dropped in performance and reputation and have faced serious questions about their leadership and strategy? In other words, they were not built to last. Most CEO’s desire continuity in structure and are...
  • The 10 Biggest Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Anyone that is a boss, a manager or a leader knows that strong leadership qualities are a must if you and your team are going to succeed. There is so much information out there on how to be a great leader; however, there are also things that should be avoided if you’re in a leadership role. The 10 biggest leadership mistakes to avoid include: 1. Forgetting to listen Leaders have an agenda, a plan and a mission that they are trying to carry out. However, they can sometimes forget to listen to the...
  • 2017 Draft – Do you have the right players on your team? – Part 1 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In the classic book Good to Great, companies hired the right people and they put them in the right seats.  Hiring the right people is just good common sense.  You would be surprised how many companies fail to reach their goals of greater financial performance and, not surprisingly, have mediocre leadership on the team.  You may ask, “Who are these right people?” and “How do I hire these right people?” JK Consultants has been helping companies in your space hire great people for nearly three decades.  Many companies believe their employees are their...
  • 7 Things that Mentally Strong People Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Mentally strong individuals have common characteristics such as optimism, persistence and a drive that help them to succeed. They are a force to be reckoned with and often avoid things that will draw them away from productivity and their overall goal for success. Mentally strong people avoid these 7 things and find greater achievement and fulfillment as a result. 1. Entertaining the fear of change Those that are strong mentally do not fear change. Rather, they embrace it and feel more inspired because they do. These individuals won’t shy away from change but...
  • Internet Overload for HR and Recruiters

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The internet is a necessary tool for job seekers, recruiters and HR managers. However, it can be extremely overwhelming! Talk about internet overload. Recruiters can help Today’s technology can be helpful and can make things difficult. How does a company find someone that is motivated to make a job change and join their team? We can post ads and network but how do you find serious candidates for your positions? The answer is simple. Connect with a recruiter to help stretch your time and find more qualified employees for your company. A recruiter...
  • Effective Benefit Engagement Strategies

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Do your employees “get” and appreciate the benefits package that your company offers? Statistics show that most employees don’t fully understand the value of what they have. Companies should educate their staff about their benefits. How quickly they forget orientation day! They were most likely too nervous to comprehend what you told them anyway. One thing is for sure, you want to continuously market your benefits package to your team. The goal is for them to feel the value that they have received. You want their continual buy in. Steps to increase benefit...
  • Make Your Company Values Known

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Every business owner has a reason behind starting their company. Whatever that reason is, it is important that your staff understands it. When employees know your passions, they will feel more motivated to help you be successful. People will put more of themselves into something they believe in. It is your job as a CEO to make your vision for the company known to those that work for you. It is just as important for your top level management as well as your entry level employees to understand your vision. Here are ways...
  • Job interview blunders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The job search is important and should not be taken lightly. I’ve interviewed countless times over the years and I wanted to share some blunders that one would think surely didn’t happen. Oh but they did…. Here are several job interview blunders that you should avoid Gum or Candy We all know we should not chew gum or candy while interviewing, right? I wish! I am amazed at how many interviewees forget to toss out their gum on the way into an interview. Here is my worst case story: I met someone at...
  • 3 Strategies For Winning That Big Promotion

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Most of us have been in a situation where we’ve seen someone in our workplace get a promotion that we were hoping to earn. Maybe they have worked for the company for a less amount of time than you have, or possibly you feel that they aren’t as deserving of the promotion because you are better qualified for the job. Either way, you don’t think that they should have been awarded the promotion. How did they get noticed enough to receive the promotion? Here are some things that you can do to stand...
  • Customized Hiring Simulations: 4 Benefits You Need to Know

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? During the months of November and December, many businesses are hiring for seasonal help. This is the time when you will bring in those that will get you through the season and possibly stay on in a long term role. Even if you know exactly what you are looking for in a candidate, how do you know that they will perform well with your current staff? This is one of the biggest worries of hiring managers. Picking the person that you think is perfect, only to find out they do not fit well...