A job interview is a final opportunity to demonstrate to an employer that you are a) qualified for their job opening and b) compatible with their business values. You've submitted an outstanding resume and cover letter, portfolio, etc., package online that drew them in to consider you further for the job opening. Now, you need to nail the interview to secure your position. This is a vital, challenging test that stands between you and your dream job. With more job applications being conducted online and many offices working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video interviews are becoming a more...

As a business executive, you have the potential to make an impact on your employees. If you possess the qualities that make an inspirational leader, your team will be far more motivated to be productive while contributing to your business success. With your platform, you can define your staff members’ workdays' pace, infusing positivity, respect, and encouragement to help them while they help you. You’ll develop a legacy as an inspiration whose example should be followed by others.  So how can you ensure that you leave a mark on your employees as an inspirational leader? Here are some behaviors and qualities...

Your employees care about your business. They contribute their time and effort to support its success. While you rely on them for their talents and strengths, they depend on you for guidance to help them grow in their professional careers and advance in your business. Furthermore, they want to feel valued. To make your employees feel satisfied working for you, offer employee recognition to prove you genuinely appreciate and care about them.  You can express your employee recognition in various forms. Some options involve keeping it simple, or you could choose creative ways that show your employees that you are grateful...

As a leader, your employees count on you for guidance, reassurance, and direction in their work setting. Because they rely on you, there are some qualities that they want in their managers to ensure they are receiving the right insights to help them thrive in their career field. You may possess valuable information and experience that could help your employees grow in the industry. However, if you don’t embody the qualities they want in their management, you may find your team resistant to following you and contributing to the business you lead.  If your employees don’t recognize your executive skills, you...

When applying to jobs online, you have the challenge of making yourself shine among your competitors. How can your individuality transpire through a screen so employers will be more willing to hire you?  According to studies, 98% of job seekers are screened out and don’t make the interview stage. You need to stand out among the sea of potential candidates to make the top 2%. Employers don’t have enough time to be open-minded and consider all applicants. You need to prove that you are worth their time and consideration.  Much like online marketing, your submission must be engaging, unique, and share your...

This past year, many employers made the jump from on-site, in-office work to remote work. A remote workforce has its benefits of allowing employees more flexibility in their work-days. While your staff isn’t with you in-person, you now have the challenge of ensuring all members remain productive, consistent, and satisfied working for you from a distance. Because your interactions are no longer face-to-face and regular small-talk or in-office activities no longer apply, your staff could end up feeling disconnected from your business. If they are uninvested in their roles within your business, their productivity levels will decline. Some hostility or time-consuming...

Recruitment methods are continually advancing to streamline the process and help you find the best candidate to keep your business moving forward. With so many job applications happening online, you may often find yourself taking a chance on an applicant because their resume checks all the necessary boxes. But how can you be sure they possess the skill sets that you need in your new employee? Digital analytics play a hefty role in recruitment to help you make well-informed decisions on whether you should proceed to the interview stage. Using digital measures, you can assess your potential hires or rely on...

Do you find that when you experience staff turnover, your business productivity rates take a hit?  When someone is leaving your workplace, you must take action to publish a job posting, review application submissions, contact persons of interest, schedule interviews and other recruitment steps, and then train your new hire. Beyond the delays of filling your job role, you may also experience new hire turnover. This could happen because your new hire finds that your workplace does not suit their expectations, or if you find they are not as qualified as they claimed in your recruitment process. For several reasons, it...

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the need for health-promoting benefits offered by an employer is higher than ever. Health benefits are worth investing in to attract and retain talented new hires who will support your business goals. Employees want to work somewhere that offers access to health services to avoid or overcome illness without losing money. Here are the top five health-related benefits that will boost your top-talent retention: Health, Dental, Vision Coverage In a recent study, 88% of employees claimed they would take a lower-paying job role if it includes sufficient health, dental, and vision insurance coverage. By including this in your...

With the move toward remote workforces to maintain public safety, your employees need to adapt to their new work settings. Their home has now been infiltrated by their work, leaving the boundary between these two major parts of their lives blurred. As an employer, you must implement strategies to keep your employees’ work-life balance stable. You need to help your team find ways to navigate the new remote work structure and enjoy their free time as they did when your office was open.  Here are some strategies to help you establish a work-life balance for yourself as a leader and your employees: Let...