Why You Need to Show Empathy as a Leader

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand their perspective and feelings and it is an essential leadership skill. Empathy is a key component of emotional intelligence, and it has a direct impact on how employees feel about their bosses, their jobs, and the organization as a whole. Empathy Builds… Read more »

Why Should I Work With a Recruiter to Find Top Talent?

It can be a real struggle to find great candidates in today’s market. It’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent, companies across the country hire great people every day. If your current recruiting tactics are not yielding positive results, it’s time to consider partnering with a recruiter. The right recruiting partner can generate measurable ROI… Read more »

What Makes Employees Happy in Their Job?

Employee retention rates seem to shrink each year. In a tight talent market, it is important to focus on employee happiness to boost retention and keep productivity and profits high. Happy employees are productive employees, but they are also loyal employees. So, what makes employees happy in their job?   Work-Life Balance   Now, more than ever before,… Read more »

Improve Your Employer Branding With These 5 Tips

The battle for talent is fierce in today’s market and employers have to use as many tools as possible to attract and retain great people. One of the most important tools – but often the most neglected – is employer branding.   Your employer brand is the perception that people have about working at your company. Are you competitive like… Read more »

Three Ways to Solicit Honest Feedback From Your Employees

When you think about feedback in the workplace, you probably think about the constructive feedback you give your employees. However, honest feedback given to you from your employees is important, as well. Just as feedback helps employees improve performance, their feedback can help you and your organization improve its performance. Here are three ways to… Read more »

The Consequences of a Bad Hire

Hiring a new employee is a relief. After spending weeks (or even months) advertising your job, evaluating resumes, conducting interviews, checking references, and making a final decision, you’ve found your ideal candidate, and they accepted your offer. However, there will be times when it starts to become abundantly clear that the new employee isn’t who… Read more »

Attracting Candidates in a Tight Market

Attracting great candidates in today’s market is difficult. It’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent, but several factors contribute to recruiting challenges – not the least of which is a sustained period of low unemployment. Talented people have jobs, so they aren’t necessarily looking at job boards every day for new… Read more »

Do Your Employees Trust You?

When you think about the ways you can be a more effective leader, it’s important to factor in trust. When employees trust you, they will be willing to put forth the extra effort to support your goals. Lack of trust can fracture the cohesiveness of the entire group, and it can spread like wildfire. If… Read more »

How To Make Your Hiring Process More Engaging

Most employers understand how important employee engagement is to retention. However, those same employers often neglect to prioritize candidate engagement and its importance in the recruitment process. According to data from Gallup, engaged candidates are more productive when hired leading to a 10% boost in customer ratings, a 20% increase in sales and 21% greater profitability.… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »