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  • 4 Things to look for when interviewing

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Looking for the right job candidate can be a hard job. First, you need someone that is qualified to do the work. Second, you need to find someone that is willing to show up and do the job. Here are a few things you can do that will help you tackle it and be successful. 1. Weed Out Candidates Based Off of Their Enthusiasm When you start looking for a new employee you want someone that has drive and enthusiasm for the job they are applying for. Their passion should stand out in...
  • Developing the next generation of leaders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? One of the most important roles of senior executives is to develop the company’s future leadership. The groups of leaders that can help take the company to the next level. Even with the current economy, there is a surge of “baby boomers” retiring and it is resulting in a shortage of leaders. This shortage of leadership comes at a time of rapid change. With globalization, the volatile economy, technology changes, and the increased demands of stakeholders, leadership is vital to not only succeed but also, in some cases, just to survive. Most often...
  • 8 Traits of the Most Successful Business Leaders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As an entrepreneur, you might find yourself wondering about those highly successful companies. Just how do they do it? How do they take their company from bottom feeders to positioning themselves as global leaders in just a few short years? To answer that, we must take a look at their leaders. If you study the behaviors of the top performing companies, then you will see they all have one thing in common: others-centric and unpretentious leaders. In fact, if you study the CEO’s and other persons in upper leadership roles of all the...
  • Does employee engagement matter to company success?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Today you hear a lot about employee engagement. Senior executives have been concerned about this within their company for some time… and for good reason. There are many descriptions of what employee engagement is and what an engaged employee looks like. In recent newsletters, we have discussed these areas. If you missed these articles, contact us and we will send them to you right away. An engaged employee is: • Willing to put in the extra effort • Have high levels of loyalty • Have an emotional bond to the company • Promote...
  • 7 Leadership Skills to Become a Thriving Business Magnet

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The efficiency and productivity of the entire company rests on maintaining good relationships with your employees. Happy employees are motivated, and motivated employees are productive. A productive team means a thriving business. These 7 leadership skills will drive your team to success and will bring you from wandering leader to a successful business magnet. Directive Leadership for Quick Decisions You call the shots and your employees simply follow through. This type of leadership skill comes in handy in situations where time does not allow for the brainstorming sessions that typically happen when everyone...
  • The Labor Market Forecast

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In a surprising change of events since the recession, employees are finding that the workforce is more of a buffet. Employees can be picky in what they grab, take a bite, and if they don’t like it, abandon it without any notice. Why are business leaders facing this bad news and what is driving this tight market? A Good Economy Means Lots of Jobs Economic growth has made for many more open positions. In short, there are more open positions per month then there are people needing work and because of the booming...
  • This Skill Will Make or Break Your Job in the Age of Robots

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In this ever changing world of technology, we often find ourselves wondering what the future holds and how will this impact the workforce. The Future of Jobs Report stays one step ahead of this changing economy by diving head first into the heart of the workforce and finding out how jobs are changing. Specifically, they take a look at what skill sets are a dying breed and which ones are in high demand. The Projected Top 10 Job Skills for Success in 2020 1. Complex problem solving 2. Critical thinking 3. Creativity 4....
  • Great Learners Come in Many Styles

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Active learning is essential for success in the workforce.  Is it more impactful to precisely learn what one needs to know quickly or retain and animmense amount of knowledge over time? Research recognizes that continuous learning is critical. So many times, those who are being interviewed for a job are asked how many books they have read in the past month.  If the person does not fit into this learning style, this question is very unsettling and they may have difficulties answering this question.  Is it fair to question their abilities because they...
  • Preparing for a job interview

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Preparing for an interview in any field is extremely important. You’ve probably been on lots of interviews, had good ones & bad ones, but you really want to get ready and prepare for this one because it is your dream job. Tips to prepare include: 1. Know something about the company! Anyone can go online and read the basic info about a company. Go the extra mile on this and really research the insurance company. Be sure to know the ins and outs of the company and pepper the info into your conversation...
  • 6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? All leaders have one goal in their career oriented lives which is to be the best in the business, but it takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to become a great leader. In order to be the great leader you wish to be and help your employees, there are a few tricks that you will need to master first. Be Kind Without Being Weak Being kind can be a hard thing for a leader to master, you need to be able to show that you are compassionate but firm and...

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