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  • Why Your Employees Are Quitting Within 6 Months of Hire

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When you get a job, you expect an on-boarding process. This may be in the form of reading the company handbook, watching safety videos, and filling out paperwork. But is that really enough? Studies show that employees are quitting with the first six months of being hired and a better on-boarding process may be the key to fixing this problem. Why Are They Leaving? So why are workers leaving so soon after finding employment? Many of their reasons boil down to being neglected. They are thrown into a position too quickly and left...
  • Your HR Team Needs Ongoing Training

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In today’s day and age, the workplace moves just as quickly as the world around it. One of the most efficient ways to boost engagement and retention rates among your employees in continued education. Professional development is growing more and more crucial in today’s workplace. Why Is Ongoing Training Important? According to a recent Gallup poll, millennial turnover due to lack of engagement costs the United States up to $30.5 billion annually. This is why taking every step possible to increase the retention rate of your employees is a sound investment for your...
  • How To Transition Into A Leadership Role

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Congratulations, you’re transitioning into a new leadership role! While this may seem like a challenge, there are things to consider for a more seamless transition. As a new leader, the first impression you make with your team is crucial. Get things started off on the right foot and remember the following: Mistakes Are Inevitable No one is perfect which means that you’ll make some mistakes. Own up to them with your team. Apologize for the error rather than make excuses. Further, you’ll want to correct the situation quickly and then put it to...
  • What an Ancient Parable Says About Your Leadership Style

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? What does the fox say? Archilochus, an ancient Greek poet knew the answer to our modern day song. He wrote an ancient parable with this moral. “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Are you still riddled? His point was that some people see details in everything they do. They see multiple outcomes. The fox sees things this way. Others have a more singular vision. Such as the hedgehog. A Difference In Strategy There’s a 1953 essay by a philosopher named Isaiah Berlin. A Yale professor named John...
  • Want to Boost Your Team’s Creativity? Try This

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you’re planning a brainstorming session with your team, nothing is more intimidating than staring at that blank flipchart. You can kick off your brainstorming with this new concept developed by an author/writer. This will gear up your team with this fun activity and get them in that creative mode. Concept of Newspaper Blackout The idea is based off the idea that it’s more fun to cross things off than to come up with something entirely new. The writer that created it used the idea to help his brain block since he was...
  • What Hiring Managers Wish Job Seekers Knew

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you’re looking for a job or thinking about looking then you might be wondering how to set yourself apart from other candidates. Here are some inside tips on what hiring managers are looking for and how to land yourself that sought-after position. 1. Personality Is More Important If you’re qualified for the position and have met all the basic requirements then your personality is more important than anything else. Let’s say you have two candidates who are equally qualified. One is easy going and likable. The other one is not really a...
  • Less Talent Means Employers Are Casting a Wider Net

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Rapid growth is causing problems for the tech industry. They are having a difficult time finding experienced and trained employees. There are an estimated 700,000 job openings unfilled in the tech industry. Last year job postings for AI job positions increased by a whopping 159%. This increase is causing employers to be more creative in their search for qualified workers. What Kind of Jobs Are They Trying to Fill? Tech employers are looking for employees trained in data mining, analytics. They also need people skilled in robotics and automation engineering and AI. Very...
  • Focus on Your Strengths and Not Your Weaknesses

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It seems in every performance appraisal or job interview it comes up. Yep, your weaknesses. We all know there are things we could do better, but seriously, do we need to shine a bright spotlight on them? What Happens When You Focus on Your Strengths Some entrepreneurs believe it is better to focus on your strengths. Focusing on what you are good at enables you to be at your best. It increases enjoyment in your work, and you accomplish more. Instinctively we all enjoy doing things fit are our strengths. When we do...
  • Do This to Control Your Emotions When You Are at Work

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Controlling your emotions is hard enough. Doing so in a stressful and busy environment like at work is even harder. Have you ever cried after getting feedback? Or struggled with your temper around another team member? You’re human, which means you have complex emotions like frustration, panic, and disappointment. Leaders are held to a higher standard. You can’t overreact. You must be able to control your emotions. There are many methods you can use to do this. Here are three tools you can use to control your emotions at work. Get Grounded This...
  • How to Handle it When Your Employees Quit

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s the day that’s bound to come around eventually. The day one of your favorite employees decides to leave the nest. As you stare at their written notice they just handed you, you try your best to look supportive as they start explaining why they’re leaving. How To Respond When Your Team Member Quits It’s inevitable. No matter how good of a leader you are, you’re going to have team members quit. If you’re a good leader you’ve invested time training and molding your team members into high performers. In doing so, as...

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