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  • Succession Planning: Not Just for Retirement

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Succession has commonly been thought of as for the purpose of retirement. While true, it is also a way that you can open your company up to a new opportunity. Every business should have a succession plan in order to carry on into the future. What if succession planning was a way to benefit your business? A strategic approach would do just that and help you not only survive but thrive. Savvy business owners have a succession plan ironed out in order to prepare for the possibility of a sale or merger, for...
  • Employees that put themselves first might be the key to your company’s success

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Sometimes those who look out for themselves get a bad rap. Yet many times, it’s people driven by a very specific approach to others that make for the best team leaders and visionaries. While some people view others as a toolbox for helping to accomplish their own personal goals, others feel an obligation to help all people because they are wired to do so. While the majority of people will respect and admire the contributions of lifelong helpers such as Mother Teresa and Gandhi, sometimes to succeed in the game of life it’s...
  • Starting Off the New Year: Implementing New Year Goals

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? New Year’s is that time where goal setting permeates our work life, home life and even the entertainment and social media arenas. We get the chance to reflect on the last year and set goals that will launch us into a fresh start and new beginning. While setting goals is important, we often forget them just a few months into the year. Setting our well-laid plans is the easy part and the implementation part is far more difficult for any business. 4 Tips to Actually Implement New Year Goals 1) Write them down...
  • Are You Having A Tough Time Finding Qualified Candidates?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Hiring is difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. Companies want a candidate that is the right fit for their company coupled with a top performing individual in the field. Recruiters struggle to find such a person, especially when faced with a deadline and a small pool of potential candidates. The Issue for Recruiters The number one complaint from most recruiters is that candidates aren’t qualified. Studies have shown that unemployment is at an historic low in the United States. Also, recruiters are not sure where to advertise in order to obtain top talent for open...
  • Are You An Effective Manager?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You may have been managing people for years. You think that you know the ins and outs of managing people and running your department, but your boss says that you aren't meeting the company goals. You're cautioned to "get it (budget) in line or else." You think, " I am doing fine…the boss is being unrealistic." Or perhaps you've just been promoted to your first supervisory position. Your boss calls you in on Thursday, tells you how good of a job you are doing, shakes your hand, and tells you that starting Monday...
  • The Secret to Preserve Your Top Talent

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you want top talent, you need to hold on to the excellent talent within your company. Your talented employees will need to be more strategic in order to realize their potential. They must think differently and quickly in order to stand out and get the job done. Successful employees must be more thoughtful, aligned, available, and informed. Leaders Play a Key Role Company leaders have a major role in the sustainability of their top talent. They must be proactive, strategic, and willing to discern what is most important on both a small...
  • How To Avoid A Workplace Meltdown

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Work, high-performance needs, and a demanding pace inevitably become overwhelming at the office. Occasionally, an employee may have a meltdown due to work stress or emotional baggage from their personal life. Either one can cause a volatile or unpleasant situation in the workplace when an employee responds poorly to the circumstances. Be prepared with some actionable steps to assist them. Here are ways to offer support: 1. Don’t ignore the meltdown happened. Emotional problems are difficult because they make us feel vulnerable and remind us of our own shortcomings. Don’t pretend like nothing...
  • Reasons Your Coworkers May Run From You

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Workplace relationships can be complicated. However, you can avoid certain behaviors that will ensure your coworkers won’t run in the opposite direction when they see you approaching. Be sure not to act like this type of employee: You don’t listen to others If you don’t listen to others, people will not want to engage with you. Face time with your coworkers will decrease if you only talk about yourself. When you attend meetings or pass someone in the hall, put your phone down and make eye contact with others which welcomes conversation. You...
  • Reasons Why Employing a ‘Culture Add’ Benefits Your Business

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Employers spend part of their hiring resources on personality assessments in hopes of finding the right fit for their company’s culture. While this is important to do, it should not be the only thing you look at with your potential candidate. When an employee doesn’t stay long in a position, often an employer wonders whether they were the right fit for the culture of the company. Hiring is expensive and time-consuming, which is a drain on any business. Here are a few things that you can do to help with the recruitment process:...
  • 5 Bad Habits Millennials Need To Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Millennials are often viewed as a generation of self-centered, entitled, and demanding individuals. While that may be an overreaction to the truth, there are some things that millennials in the workforce should be mindful of today. Stereotypes can be difficult to overcome, but it’s worth it for millennials to avoid these habits that are seen as typical for their generation: 1. Limiting their forms of communication Millennials are most content sending a text or email rather than engaging in a conversation by phone or in person. In the workforce, it should be understood...

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