Employers

When it comes to building your business, few things end up being more important than your staff. It’s your staff who are in the thick of it day in and day out, and you want to know you have the right people in those positions. The best thing you can do is find a recruitment agency who you are confident with to take on the task of finding the right talent for your team. Develop a relationship with the recruitment team and pretty soon you’ll have a great staff behind your company. Here’s how to choose the right agency: recruitment

You are likely all too familiar with the job interview question asking a prospective new-hire “what do you think your and weaknesses are?” Many candidates go into interviews with a ready-made answer for this question, knowing that it is typically one of the first questions asked. But, why are we so concerned about weaknesses? Shouldn’t we just be focusing on discovering what strengths they will bring to the company? When it comes to your hiring practices, here’s why you need to stop asking about weakness and start focusing on strengths. strengths

The fears around creating an autonomous workplace culture are understandable. Managers may feel that allowing employees the freedom to work as they see fit could undermine their efforts to get the most of them. Employees who don't feel trusted by their manager become unengaged and wouldn’t want to thrive in an autonomous environment. If you’ve assembled a team of engaged individuals, granting them this freedom will be the best thing you can do! autonomous

A company’s best asset is its people, so hiring the right person for a job is absolutely crucial. A good hire can lead to greater sales for the business, a potential future leader to push company initiatives, or a hard-working employee who gets the job done every day. A not-so-great hire can mean wasted time training a short-term employee and disruption within a department. There may be several reasons why you’re finding it challenging to find the right hire for a position. Are you making any of these errors in your hiring process? hiring

The holidays can be fabulous, stressful, or both. That’s true for everyone, but if you’re in the retail business those holiday challenges can be true morning, noon and night. It’s often a great idea to get extra help. But interviewing seasonal workers can get lost in the shuffle of urgency. However, these employees will be working alongside your permanent team. At best, that’s great for everyone, but it also risks being an unfortunate distraction without proper vetting. interviewing seasonal workers

So, maybe you’re sure that you want to start a business. You’re just that person – self-starter, likes independence, can take rejection, and finds the idea of being your own boss irresistible. Great. But, maybe funds are limited – that’s ok too. Consider one of these inexpensive business ideas -- companies you can start on a budget. Whether it’s because you can’t get a loan or don't want to dip into savings, here are low-cost entries with high growth opportunities. inexpensive business ideas

 Inexpensive business ideas help big dreams on small budgets:

Employees are always a company’s most valuable asset. But even great workers are only as good as the quality and quantity of their efforts. Motivation is key, but it can be a constant challenge to maintain or increase office productivity with corporate challenges or employee rewards. However, there are a number of things you can change in the physical office space that may encourage more workflow, without requiring a lot more effort. office productivity

Try out these ideas to increase office productivity:

All businesses value employees – retaining good ones and finding new ones. And some attributes apply to all positions -- companies want employees who are honest, responsible, dependable, loyal, focused, organized and mature. Companies find that one source of such employees is choosing among older workers, particularly workers over 50. U.S. employers spends millions of man hours each year placing ads, prescreening and interviewing candidates, and hiring and training workers, only to find that some of the employees quit in less than a year, making it an expensive process. Workers over 50

Here are some reasons job experts say employers should make hiring workers over 50 a priority:

It may seem like a distant memory, but it wasn’t that long ago when the idea of people working in open plan offices was unheard of. Everyone out in one large space, all at long tables with dividing walls wasn’t a thing. People had offices. Four walls, with a door, and did work in their own enclosed physical space. open plan offices

Open plan offices come with specific challenges.