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...

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...