The Importance of Encouraging Employees’ Professional Development

There’s a lot of value in making sure your employees have access to professional development. First, a lot of job seekers look for that benefit when they’re interviewing and applying to jobs. Second, continued learning means a long career and many employees will feel more loyal to the company that sponsors their professional development. And… Read More »

5 Steps to Build Trust in Your Workplace

Trust in the workplace is an absolute necessity. If your employees don’t trust you, they won’t work hard to support you. Without trust, your team will lose faith in you and your company’s mission. Eventually, they’ll grow skeptical and resentful and less engaged in their work. To earn trust, you have to follow through with… Read More »

What to Do When Employees Won’t Speak Up

Managing employees means dealing with a lot of different personalities each day. Some might be very extroverted and outspoken while others will be quiet and introverted. This can be frustrating if you’re eager for feedback and opinions from your whole team. A good manager can meet all employees where they are, improve on weaknesses, build… Read More »

How to Answer an Interview Question You Don’t Know

We’ve all been there — that moment in an interview when they fire a question your way and you have no idea what the answer is. Job interviews are stressful enough. Your career depends on this moment, so you need to be on your game. But a question you’re unsure of can really throw you.… Read More »

10 Motivational Quotes to Give Your Team a Boost

Motivational quotes can be really powerful. They won’t speak to everyone at the same time, but an occasional quote or two will get your team fired up and drive them to power through, overcome obstacles and work to get your company to their long-term goals. Here are ten motivational quotes to give your team a… Read More »

Three Tips for Keeping Employees Focused in the Summer Months

Summer is the best! You gotta get to the pool, to the beach, to the lake, there’s no homework or school schedule to follow, just lots of unsupervised outdoor time—and an occasional Netflix marathon on those rainy days. Oh, except you’re not a kid anymore. You’re an adult and you manage a company. Suddenly, summer… Read More »

How Much Should You Be Following Up After an Interview?

The job search process can be stressful. Each time you fill out an application, send in your resume or meet for an interview, it produces a little more anxiety, and you can’t wait to hear back. You want to know immediately whether you’re still in the running or even got the job. But there’s a… Read More »

Four Ways to Get Your Employees Involved in a Workforce Safety Strategy

Happy National Safety Month! Workplace safety is absolutely essential for any organization. Accidents and injuries can be really costly. If an employee gets hurt, it can also be a huge setback for your team’s morale, not to mention bad for your company’s reputation. Prospective job seekers will be frightened away, and your current employees might… Read More »

How to Make Workplace Safety a Team Effort This Month

Workplace safety is dependent upon teamwork. This means solid communication, clear delegation of responsibilities, effective policies and procedures, and individuals who are committed to preventing risks and injuries. An unsafe workplace scares employees away, decreases productivity and is costly. But when your whole team is working together to ensure an environment where safety is a… Read More »

What to Do Next If You’ve Been Rejected for a Job

We’ve all been there. You get all excited about a job you were interviewing for. Your resume was stellar. Your cover letter was well-crafted, tailor made for the position. You nailed the interview. You even started imagining yourself in the role, getting prepared for success – and then you get an email that you didn’t… Read More »