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  • 7 Employee Handbook Must Haves

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Every business needs an employee handbook. If you don’t have one, then you to contact your HR department ASAP. There are so many important sections in an employee handbook but I’ll focus on the 7 essentials today. 7 Must Haves for an Employee Handbook: 1. Code of Conduct You must have clear expectations laid out in writing for specific behaviors, dress code, attendance and a variety of other policies. The only way to have clear expectations is to put them in writing. 2. At Will Disclaimer Be sure to have an “at will...
  • EQ & You!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In order to achieve higher levels of productivity, performance and leadership, a person must develop high levels of emotional intelligence. Self-Awareness If we are not aware of our emotions and how they impact others, the other emotional intelligence skills become more difficult to demonstrate. If we are unaware of our emotions, it’s virtually impossible to regulate them Being Self-aware is the first step towards Self-regulation. Self-Regulation Once we are aware of our emotions, then we can begin to regulate them. If we fail to regulate our emotions, it becomes difficult to stay focused...
  • Talent vs Engagement

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Having a satisfying work experience is important to the growth of your business. When an employee loves what they do and feels challenged by their job, they will perform with more enthusiasm. While talent can be an important criteria in a successful company, having employees that are excited to work for the company can be a big tool as well. To lead your team in a successful business endeavor, these are some areas that can bring life back into your unengaged workforce. Instill Confidence: Often times, individuals who are talented and capable of...
  • Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Many companies are turning to group interviews for a number of reasons. These have plenty of great benefits for the company, but must be lead properly to be effective. Just like in any group, there are going to be those that dominate and others that sit back. While this type of interview will give you a good idea of how people interact with others in groups, you still need to handle it properly to be effective. Be sure that you get everyone involved in the interview and discussions. Choose a Good Location For...
  • Help Young Talent Develop a Professional Mindset

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Depending on how long you have been in business, it can seem that the talent is getting younger and younger every year. The generational gaps we experience are not just in social environments, but are truly felt in the workplace as well. So, how do we help these young professionals develop the right mindset that will help our businesses grow? Develop Emotional Intelligence Many people that are entering the marketplace do not believe that social skills are necessary. In fact, somewhere around 69% of those that enter the workforce believe that people skills...
  • Tips For Giving Good Feedback

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Quite possibly one of the most difficult tasks that you can have as a leader is to give those under your authority feedback on their job performance. There is always the fear that what you have to say will be taken in a negative way by your employees and cause tension or resentment. Regardless of your hesitations, giving good feedback is important to keep the team growing and working well together. Here are few tips that will help you formulate the best possible evaluation for your employees. Be Willing to Take Feedback: If...
  • Shaping Organizational Culture

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? There are many challenges that face executives and the leaders of a business. Guiding and directing the way employees handle the business, transactions, relations with one another, and overall functions of the company are key parts of being in leadership. Establishing a well-defined organizational culture is vital to being successful in business development. What is Organizational Culture? All businesses and organizations create a way in which the employees relate to one another and the outside world. There is a set of expectations that are passed around by the environment of the business. This...
  • 4 Critical Signs You Need To Improve Your Relationship With Your Recruiter

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Maybe you have been working with the same recruiter or recruiters for a while, but they aren’t bringing you the results you were hoping for. First thing that comes through your mind is that they are falling down on the job. The truth is, it is more likely your poor relationship with them that keeps them from finding you the right candidates. Here are 4 signs that you need to boost your relationship with your recruiter. 1. You Make All of the Decisions Without the Recruiters Input Often times, you and the recruiters...
  • World’s Easiest Way to Get to YES!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In business, getting a yes from potential customers is the ultimate goal. You won’t have a successful company if no one purchases your products or services. In the world of email communication, you have likely seen many great calls-to-action. However, these calls fall short of getting a potential buyer to say yes. Simply telling someone that you want them to call you is not enough. That puts the entire burden on that person. When you reach out to a person via email, it is not to get them to drop everything they are...
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    3 Common Work Email Mistakes to Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Likely it has happened to you at one time or another, you click send on a business email and you immediately regret it. There is no way to get back email correspondence that you sent once it has gone out. It is important for the sake of your job to make sure that you avoid these common mistakes when sending out messages. Sent to the Wrong Person: It can be easy to send an email to the wrong person when you are handling multiple responses at the same time. This causes a great...

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