Why You Should Grow Your Talent Pool From Within

Finding talented candidates in today’s market is a challenge. From low unemployment to baby boomer retirements to skill gaps and more, employers are struggling to find well-aligned candidates. However, by growing your talent pool from within, you can find great candidates and control recruiting costs. Internal Candidates Save Time Promoting from within removes any uncertainty… Read more »

What is a Job Hopper, and How Can They Hurt Your Business?

For decades, hiring managers avoided hiring job hoppers, but in recent years – thanks to the Millennial penchant for job hopping – there has been a push to give job hoppers a second look. You can find endless justifications for hiring someone who is a serial hopper, but should you take the chance with your… Read more »

How to Encourage Collaboration

Today, interoffice communication is simple and convenient. Employees have a host of communication tools at their fingertips from email to chat to videoconferencing and more. But communication doesn’t always translate into collaboration. Collaboration occurs when a group of people work together to accomplish a shared goal – it’s teamwork, but amped up a notch. If… Read more »

Interviewing for a Cultural Fit

Hiring the right person for a role requires more than simply matching skills to the job. In order for employees to succeed and do their best work, they need to be aligned with the culture of the company. Use these strategies to determine whether a candidate is truly a cultural match for your organization. Values… Read more »

Helping Your Burned-Out Employees After the Holidays

The holidays are hectic, and many employees struggle with work-life balance as they struggle to meet both family obligations and professional obligations.  Unlike most other types of vacations, employees often do not return from the holidays refreshed – they return just as stressed. Here are some tips to help your burned-out employees get motivated after… Read more »

How To Motivate A Bored Team

In most cases, employees will not come to you and tell you when they are feeling bored and unmotivated at work. Rather than sounding negative or coming across as lazy, good employees who feel uninspired will press on until it becomes too much to bear, at which time they will begin looking for a new… Read more »

Tips for Implementing a Successful Feedback System

If your team is functioning well and achieving its goals, you may wonder why it would be important to implement a feedback system in the workplace. The truth is, lack of feedback causes employees to self-regulate. Without direction, they may focus energy on the wrong things, or they may even begin to slack off since… Read more »

How to Focus on the Positive to Be Successful

In any workplace, negative attitudes can spread like wildfire. Once complaining starts, it can seem impossible to reel everyone back in and get them into a positive frame of mind. However, employees who have a positive attitude are more confident in their abilities and are more productive. If you’re ready to nip negativity in the… Read more »

How to Write a Resume to Highlight Temporary Experience

If you’ve worked as a remote project manager, consultant or short-term subject matter expert, you’ve probably faced a classic conundrum. How do you organize your resume to keep it concise while ensuring hiring managers understand your experience? Use these strategies to write a resume that highlights your expertise and experience without extending into a novel-sized… Read more »

Questions to Ask Project Management Talent

Sales project management is a unique niche, and it takes the right people with the right mix of skills and personal success attributes to ensure you achieve your goals. Therefore, the interview process for a sales project manager must hit all the right notes so you can be sure you’re making the best hiring choices… Read more »