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  • How Managers Should Engage New Hires

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The first 90 days for employees are crucial to their future success within the company. While they are nervous and a little green, management needs to swoop in to ensure their first impression is a positive one. Managers should attempt to alleviate fears and make the new employee feel comfortable in their new position. If they pull this off, then the employee will stick around for the long haul which will help improve your bottom line and employee morale. Engagement Is Essential Brand new employees tend to be more engaged because they are...
  • How CEOs Handle Their Power

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotional Intelligence CEOs typically put in countless hours to prepare for this important company role. They tend to learn how to be a leader during their stay in middle management. Often, these managers make mistakes such as being overbearing, micromanaging, and forgetting to invest in people on occasion. Over time, they learned what they did well and what they could have done better. They figured out how to read people, support their team, detect signs of rebellion, and what motivates their staff. While these were all helpful aspects of learning how to manage...
  • How Great Leaders Get More Done In Meetings

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You can tell quite a bit about a leader based on how they conduct meetings. If you can improve the discussions, solutions, and team morale through team meetings, you’ll be more effective at running your business as a whole. Consider the following 4 things to get more done in meetings: 1. Clearly define the purpose. If you can’t establish an objective for a meeting, then you should not hold one. Think through what you would like to convey to your team and accomplish before you schedule the time. A general rule is to...
  • How To Bridge The Soft Skills Gap

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As more and more young people are coming into the market, the larger the soft skills gap becomes. There is no way to avoid hiring individuals that lack these skills. Instead of limiting your hiring radius, build soft skill training into the culture of your business. Determine What Soft Skills Are Most Important There are some soft skills that you will want to be especially honed in your employees. Identify what these skills are and work with employees on these areas. When you know what needs to be focused on, it will help...
  • 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....

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