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...

You’ve found the ideal candidate for your job opening, and now it’s time to learn how they perform in their new role. While your hiring process is meant to ensure you find the ideal new hire who will commit to your business, you can never know whether they’re perfect for the role until they begin working.  You may not have total control over how your new hire feels while working with your company, but you can tailor your onboarding process. That way, your new hire can ease into their new setting or role without becoming too overwhelmed and believing they made...

These days, the conditions of a new job matter more than ever. Job applicant standards regarding benefits, rewards, work pace, and more are higher. They want to find an employer that will ensure their safety and wellness to compensate for their work commitment. That’s why it’s important for you to effectively describe the job role and expectations when sharing a job position opening—and your overall business values and the environment—through employer branding.  What is Employer Branding? To properly attract and retain hardworking, committed, talented new hires, you should be clear about what your business will offer to its employees. What will they...

Do you find it difficult to stay consistently focused all day? As your concentration fades, so does your productivity. You may find yourself struggling to complete your deadlines on time or produce quality work that you’re proud to submit to your employer.  Losing focus in your day is natural. There’s no need to be hard on yourself. However, with the right tools and self-awareness, you can find ways to maintain your alertness so you can stay on track during your workdays. Establish yourself as an efficient, reliable employee by following these steps: Put Your Best Foot Forward Before Work The beginning of your day...

The interview stage of a hiring process is a significant determinant to finding your ideal next employee. During this meeting, you will learn more about your job candidates and envision how they may fit in your workplace.   During the job interview, you have a window of opportunity to ask questions that will help you determine whether the candidate will serve as an asset to your team. To gain this insight, you need to ask the right questions to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make your hiring decision.  Find the best new hire by trying these interview questions:  How would you...

Are you finding that your team’s productivity levels are low lately? You may be in a rut when deadlines are constantly being pushed and submitted products aren’t up to quality standards.  Low productivity on your staff could lead to negative impacts that could cause your business to gain a negative reputation. It’s helpful to boost your team’s work efficiency not only for your client relationships but also to improve your staff turnover and team morale.  To improve your staff’s productivity levels so they can help move your business forward, consider these useful strategies: Offer Effective Training When onboarding, offer detailed manuals or instructions so...

Do you feel you can’t catch a break when it comes to hiring?  You may be left questioning why staff can’t seem to commit to working for your business over extended times. While it’s often a personal experience when people are hired and need to determine if the job is really suited for them, consistent turnover may indicate some flaws in your onboarding process or workplace environment.  To learn how you can reduce staff turnover so you can have a consistent, strong team with the talent and skills you need, try these tips: Start at the Recruiting Process When you post a job opening...

Due to the pandemic conditions, tensions are high, and it seems like a while until everyone can take a full sigh of relief.  For your staff, this pandemic can take a toll on their mental health as they adjust to new systems and wait for the waves to subside. Their anxieties may be multiplied since this is also regular cold and flu season. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your team’s spirits up and help them find some serenity in the middle of COVID and flu season. Communication Your staff will feel more valued if you are transparent with them as you endure...

Your portfolio is your ticket to securing that new job. With samples of your past work, your future employers can see the proof behind what your resume and cover letters say. Your portfolio demonstrates past achievements in your field. Nowadays, everything is online, including portfolios. Rather than printed documents in a folder, your online portfolio is a web address.  Here are some tips to help you create a robust and unique portfolio that will catch the eyes of hiring managers. Helpful in Any Industry An online portfolio is your website where you can introduce yourself and share past samples of work that you’d bring...

If you are passionate about landing a new job, certain habits and behaviors will help you stand out from other job candidates. These habits are valued by employers and will make you a strong asset to any team. They also help you maintain focus, can increase creativity, and improve productivity and performance.  While there are a plethora of habits you can develop to increase your success, here are five workplace-centered options to help you land your dream job. 1. Time Management How you manage your time is critical in the workplace. Poor time management skills will affect your performance levels, cause you to...