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  • Taking Steps to Improve Crisis Management

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s important to have a well thought out and rehearsed plan of action in place in order to properly and efficiently manage a crisis situation. It is common place for a crisis to occur without warning. First and foremost, familiarize yourself with the different types of crisis that may happen within or to your company. Every business is based on different fundamentals and is characterized by numerous factors, as is crisis. Crisis can be clustered into groups. Here are some suggestions you should consider, familiarize and plan for in case of a crisis....
  • How to Hire Fast, for the Benefit of Both Sides

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The hiring process can be draining for both the employer and the potential employees. Employers get to sit and stare at that empty seat, imagining the expenses piling up from not having it filled. The interview process takes days, weeks, months even, and the money lost just keeps piling up in that empty chair. HR is running into maximum overdrive and the other employees are getting sick and tired of having to work overtime. It’s an extremely stressful situation, but that’s just on the employer’s side. For potential employees, the hiring process is...
  • Addressing the Pressures on Our Professional Talent Today

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer?   Part of running a successful company is addressing the real-life pressures on our professionals today. Hiring top talent is not enough. You need to nurture professionals to ensure maximum productivity and ongoing loyalty. Recognizing the needs of your valued professionals makes it easier to keep them engaged and working as a team. Long Hours Inevitable parts of professional life are long hours. While most professionals expect to work overtime, it gets grueling when it happens all the time. You as the leader must recognize the need to have time off. Encourage professionals...
  • How to Conduct Reliable Reference Checks

    Let’s talk about reference checking. During the hiring process, employers will use a candidate’s references to get a better idea of who they are as a person and how they act in the work place from someone who has actually experienced them firsthand.  This makes it common sense for the candidate to only offer up references that will represent them well. This is why the task of checking references has become seen as a waste of time to many employers, and some have done away with it completely, but this is not the solution! Reference checking can provide you with...
  • How the Best Leaders Persevere Through Tragedy

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You are a leader in your company, but you are still a human. We all have tragedies hit us or things happen in our lives that can make going to work very difficult. So, how do you lead when you are in the midst of personal crisis? Find Encouragement and Inspiration From Others There are many people that have suffered such great loss in their lives. Watch how they stand up to the pressure and draw your inspiration and encouragement from them. You know that you can do this because others have been...
  • 4 Phrases You Should Remove From Your Resume

    JK Consultants Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A good resume is essential to a successful job search. It serves as your first impression with your employer and is the determining factor in whether or not they will pursue you. Some employers have such high volumes of applications coming in at one time that they will toss a resume in the trash for the first error they see in order to speed up the hiring process. This is why it’s vital to make sure that your resume is pristine, and uses the strongest language possible. In school, students are taught more...
  • Is Your Attitude Holding You Back?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you want to admit it or not, your attitude plays a large role in whether or not you are successful in your job. There is a story about a man who sat outside the gates of a city and as a traveler passed by, he asked what type of city it was. The traveler told him it was a terrible city full of awful people. The next traveler that passed by, the man asked the same question. That traveler answered that the city was wonderful and full of loving people. You see,...
  • More States Ban Social Media Snooping

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? One of the first things many of us tend to do when trying to find out more about someone is to find them on a social media outlet. Many people do not use the highest privacy settings, and their information is there for all the world to see. It is slowly becoming a way for others to get to know you, without actually getting to know you. What about employers and their employees? How do these roles intertwine with one another in the professional field? Can Employers View Public Social Media Accounts? An...
  • Research Reveals The Real Reason People Switch Jobs

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Most of us think that employees leave the job because they do not like their boss, or maybe they aren’t being paid enough. The data is in and you aren’t going to believe what it tells us. The Data Reveals Why People Leave Their Job No one wants to be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of their lives. Employees that do not feel like there is any room for advancement in their current job will go in search of new employment. One survey was conducted interviewing 10,000 people. Of...
  • 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...

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