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Why Creating an Enjoyable Onboarding Process Is So Important!

September 6, 2019

Unfortunately, onboarding doesn’t have a great reputation. Think awkward introductions, piles of paperwork and lots of waiting around. Your company can do better, and here’s why you should. First Impressions Make a Long-Term Difference According to Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of The Interchange Group, “Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay…

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What is Motivating Your Employees to Leave and Job Hop?

August 16, 2019

According to 2018 data, the average worker switches jobs every 4.2 years. What can your company do to combat this job-hopping trend? Start by recognizing and addressing the primary causes of turnover.      Record-Low Unemployment  In April 2019, the U.S. economy recorded 103 straight months of job gains and the lowest unemployment rate (3.6 percent) since 1969. This means the United States has more job openings than unemployed people. In other words,…

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3 Tips to Eliminate Favoritism in the Workplace

August 2, 2019

If you are working to develop a top team, you probably recognize the danger of playing favorites. Favoritism disrupts workplace dynamics, kills morale and, ultimately, reduces productivity.   However, being fair isn’t as easy as it looks. Use these three strategies to do a better job of treating all your employees equally.      Hold Yourself Accountable According to Stanford University professor Robert Sutton, “When it comes to playing favorites, no matter how fair you think…

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Have You Built a Strong Employer Brand?

July 19, 2019

As an employer, you may wonder, “Why is our brand so important?” Branding helps you sell your product and attract top talent. After all, people want to buy from and work for organizations they know and love. How can you tell if your brand is working? Start with these five questions. Can your employees explain…

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4 Reasons to Actively Bring Women into the Manufacturing Field

July 5, 2019

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon representing women who took over men’s jobs in shipyards and factories. However, over 75 years later, manufacturing continues to be a male-dominated field. Today, nearly half of the US workforce consists of women, but they hold only 29% of the manufacturing jobs. (United States…

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How to Decide Between Two Qualified Candidates

May 17, 2019

With recent talent shortages, having two qualified candidates sounds like a dream come true. This is a good problem, but now you need to choose. Let’s assume both applicants interviewed well, and they both have similar technical skills and experience. How did you pick the better employee? Try an Experiential Interview Unfortunately, resumes and traditional…

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Does Your Onboarding Process Work?

May 3, 2019

Effective onboarding is beneficial for new employees and for employers. After all, the faster hires adjust to their job, the more quickly they become productive members of the team. How can you make sure your onboarding program works? Begin with these five questions. What percentage of your new employees quit within the first six months?According…

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Top Reasons Why a New Hire Can Fail

April 19, 2019

Hiring is an investment. When a new employee comes and goes within a few months, this costs a company both time and money. What can your organization do to prevent this scenario? Here are three reasons why a new hire might fail (and how you can prevent them). You Hired the Wrong PersonHiring the wrong…

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Are You a Boss or a Leader?

April 5, 2019

Are you a boss who is hoping to become a better leader? The world is full of bosses who aren’t great leaders as well as everyday leaders who don’t happen to hold the title of boss. Here are the top characteristics of bosses vs. leaders. A Boss: Is interested in prestige, rank and perks Uses…

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

March 15, 2019

If you’ve ever picked the wrong person to join your organization, you know this can be an expensive mistake. But, exactly how much does a bad hire cost? Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, famously stated bad hires had cost his company “well over $100 million.” (Forbes, 2016) As for the actual dollar value for your business,…

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