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  • Successful Leaders Understand and Use DISC

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When you are a leader in a company, the biggest job you have is communicating well with your staff and facilitating a good environment in which the staff can communicate to one another. In order to boost communication levels is to understand your own personality as well as the others you work with. Personality traits play a key role in how we express ourselves and understand the way others express themselves to us. It is only natural to think everyone has the same thought processes that you have and understand things the same...
  • “Strategy Smategy”

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We hear a lot about strategic planning these days….but does it work? Often we hear; my business is doing fine…I got here without a strategic plan…why bother? The answer; because your competitors are…and they are looking for ways to grow their business…which means taking business away from yours. Strategic planning is the process of creating a vision of the future, aligning your people, processes, and systems, and creating the necessary steps/goals towards that future. It is like looking at your company and industry from a helicopter to see where it is going, what...
  • 2 Traits Hiring Managers Look for During Interviews

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Hiring managers look for similar things when interviewing candidates. However, there are some traits that they look for and they don’t even realize it themselves. Job seekers need to understand this in order to interview well and be seen in the best light. Hiring Managers are Only Human A company’s hiring manager is often quite skilled in the recruitment process. However, at the end of the day, they are only human like the rest of us. This means that they are prone to making snap judgements and assumptions. Interviewers usually start the conversation...
  • 10 Ways to Welcome a New Recruit

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A brand new hire joining your team is quite the accomplishment. After countless hours of recruiting, you’ve made it to their start date. It’s time to roll out the red carpet a bit and make them feel welcome. Don’t miss this important aspect of training your new hire because you want them to stick around, work hard and believe in your company as a whole. Try to do these 10 things to make their first week exceptional: 1. Think coffee Coffee is an easy and cheap way to give someone a treat. Go...
  • How to Attract More Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer?   Most professionals and job seekers are already on LinkedIn. The question to be considered is whether or not your profile is worthy of note and appealing to the kinds of companies that you’d want to join. Ever wonder how you could attract more recruiters to your profile? There are many best practices to consider but candidates must try to stand out because the competition is steep out there. Consider these five ways to enhance your LinkedIn profile and finally land that job of your dreams. 1. Keywords are Essential You want to...
  • 7 Attributes of a Great Management Hire

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Hiring is not an easy feat. When you try to hire for a manager, the task is even more difficult. The candidate that you select for a management role needs to be passionate, innovative, solution oriented, dynamic and have an exceptional work ethic. When hiring for a management job you’ll want to look for the following 7 attributes in order to make a great hire. 1. Positive Attitude Strong leaders have positive attitude that show through in their daily actions. They are able to boost employee morale with their pleasant and upbeat energy....
  • 4 Tips for Marketing to Millennials

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In the United States today, there are over 80 million millennials. This age group wants to feel connected in their purchasing decisions so they identify best with less traditional marketing tactics. They crave a more personalized approach and one that they can relate to. In fact, studies show that millennials don’t trust traditional marketing. Check out these four tips for marketing to millennials. They are a force to be reckoned with and certainly considered when planning how to spend your company’s marketing dollars. 1.  Make Mobile Marketing a Priority Approximately 85% of millennials...
  • The Cost of a Bad Hire

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When you need to fill a position, you are often in a time crunch and feel urgent. No matter the need, try and slow down to hire well. The cost of a bad hire is both pricey and hurts a variety of other areas of your business. Costs Associated with a Failed Hire In the event that you make a hire that doesn’t work out, you’ll find that the costs associated with this unpleasant situation are not just financial. Other Costs include: • Salary loss • Recruitment time • Training and education •...
  • The Benefits of Teleconferencing

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Companies constantly look for new ways to attract the most talented candidates to hire for their open positions. One way to obtain and keep top talent team members is to embrace technology and encourage them to use it in their work. Video conferencing is a popular and excellent communication option for your team. You’ll find this type of meeting is good for employee morale, a low cost way to meet and a welcome change to the traditional staff meeting. Employee Morale The younger generation believes in and trusts technology. Companies that embrace options...
  • How the Mighty Fall – Part 3 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In Jim Collins’ third book How the Mighty Fall, he reemphasizes there is one consistent factor for success – having the right people on the leadership team. Mr. Collins’ repeatedly states that those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus. This is sound business advice. JK Consultants has seen throughout the decades that companies have faltered when there is an imbalance in their...

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