How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

BY LIN GRENSING-POPHAL Craft a candidate experience that keeps potential employees engaged from start to finish Even in a tough economy, finding skilled workers can be difficult. In any economic environment, though, human resources professionals, hiring managers and the companies they work for need to ensure that the application, interview and hiring process is appealing, […]

5 phrases employees love to hear

5 phrases employees love to hear

Good leaders want to bring out the best in their employees. Saying a few simple words can create a positive atmosphere and lead to greater productivity. John Brandon, in a Feb. 26 article on Inc.com, suggests using the following five phrases to encourage staff. 1. “I’m happy you’re on my team.” “We all need that encouragement, […]

Toolkit helps employers address workers’ rest

Toolkit helps employers address workers’ rest

Business in the Community, a British business-community outreach charity, has created a toolkit to tackle sleep deprivation in the workplace. With contributions from The Sleep Council, the Sleep and Recovery kit gives employers steps they can take to support sleep and provides advice on how they can address the issue with employees. The Sleep Council […]

‘The solar eclipse made me do it’ and other excuses

‘The solar eclipse made me do it’ and other excuses

Have you ever had the feeling the employee who just called in sick simply wasn’t? It’s possible. According to CareerBuilder.com, 40% of employees called in sick to work last year—but they weren’t under the weather at all. CareerBuilder.com, an employment services website, commissioned an online Harris Poll survey of 2,257 hiring and human resource managers […]

Top reasons employees quit

Top reasons employees quit

Every company has employees quit from time to time. It could be something as simple as the employee moving with a spouse, but sometimes it’s a result of poor management. Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership from the Core, lists these eight avoidable managing mistakes in a Sept. 21 article on Inc.com: Not recognizing […]

Hollywood Bed Frame to Increase Space, Workers

Hollywood Bed Frame to Increase Space, Workers

Hollywood Bed Frame Co. is planning to expand its factory in Commerce, California, from 80,000 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet and is boosting its number of employees to 200. The company said it has hired more than 60 employees over the past two years. “We are 100% committed to growing our business […]

Give Employees These 11 Things

Give Employees These 11 Things

To be an exceptional boss, make sure you’re a giving boss, says Jeff Haden in a March 27 Inc.com article. People respect and admire leaders who have their employees’ best interests at heart. To do that, here are 11 things good managers give their employees: 1. The gift of patience Showing patience is a way […]

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

BY JULIE A. PALM Quick! Name the people most vital to your company’s success. Did you say your employees? Yes, definitely important. Customers? Of course. But what about your suppliers? They may not have jumped immediately to mind, but whether your business thrives or withers is rooted in your relationship with your suppliers. If  “suppliers” wasn’t your […]

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Two heads are better than one, the saying goes. But that doesn’t take into account how to make two, three, four or five heads work together as a team and build a successful group. Over the decades, psychologists have learned some universal traits that good teams share, according to an article by Jeremy Dean on […]