Posts in "Employers"

When Top Talent Retires: Are You Ready?

You may not want to think about losing your most valued employees, but they can’t stay with your organization forever. Retirement is inevitable for everyone — and with the baby boomer generation now retiring at a rate of around 10,000 every day, companies throughout the country need to be ready for the challenge of replacing […]

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Promoting Better Time Management in the Workplace

As a manager, you know that time management is crucial to workplace productivity. When your employees aren’t managing their time wisely, the resulting delays can have a cascading effect and negatively impact everyone in the workplace. However, simply telling employees to get a grip on managing time won’t correct the problem. Poor time management can […]

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Will Your New Hire Move Up?

Most companies hire people with the expectation that they’ll continue to succeed and move up within the organization — in other words, employees with bright careers ahead of them. Regardless of the positions you’re hiring for, you want to place top talent with a lot of potential, so they’ll become great assets to the company. […]

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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” This, along with its various iterations referring to a candidate’s long-term goals, is a classic interview question — and for most employers, it’s an essential one. You’re looking to hire someone who’s going to stick around, who’s interested in having a career at your company. And you’d […]

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Does Praise Work Better Than Criticism?

The core responsibilities of a manager are to supervise, train, and motivate employees, in order to get the best possible productivity and performance. In most cases, an individual’s managerial style leans toward criticism or praise, but which strategy works better to influence your employees in the right direction? Criticism and long-term effects Employees facing a […]

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How to Deal with Employees Using Sick Days

As an employer, it can be tricky to manage sick days and sick leave. You want to make sure that sick employees are treated fairly, but you also need to make sure that your company’s policies aren’t being abused—all while honoring the contractual obligations of your sick-leave policy. It’s important to have a thorough understanding […]

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Identifying Top Talent Before It’s Gone

Part of a successful recruitment strategy for any organization is looking for top talent and bringing these star employees on board. But what about the talent that already exists in your organization? Chances are, you have at least a few top performers you may not be aware of—and identifying them now may be crucial to […]

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Should You Cross-Train Employees?

Cross-training involves training your employees to perform in different job roles throughout your company, either within the same department or  across departments This discipline is often overlooked and under-appreciated in the business world. Many organizations and individual managers view cross training as a potential waste of time, money, and resources, a theory that’s especially prevalent […]

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Creating a Long-Term Staffing Strategy

Wouldn’t it be nice to know ahead of time what positions, roles, and functions your organization will need to fill in the future, instead of simply reacting every time you get a requisition or a request for a new job? While it’s impossible to predict this with complete accuracy, you can give yourself an advantage […]

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Four Reasons to Hire Based on Personality

No one ever says that hiring a new employee is easy—especially hiring managers. No one ever says that hiring a new employee is easy—especially hiring managers. Throughout the hiring process, you have a laundry list of points to consider for each candidate, including whether they’re qualified for the position, have the right skills, and display […]

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