Learn How Working a Temp-to-Hire Position Can Benefit Your Career

If you are looking for a job right now, you might not be in any particular hurry to find one, but it’s more than likely that you are—and the sooner, the better! If you’re already working in a toxic environment or you’re unemployed with rent and car payments coming due, you want to get hired… Read More »

Learn About the True Cost of an Unfilled Job

Employees leave a company for a variety of reasons: some of them want to change careers, bigger paychecks lure others, a few are just unhappy, and older workers eventually retire. Whatever the reason, you are faced with an unfilled job, and someone must take the time to replace the missing worker, or you’ll be working… Read More »

5 Important Skills Needed to Work in Customer Service

Whether you’re dealing with customers face-to-face, just a voice—or neither, you will have to display certain skills to be successful. Customer service work is important because you are the portal through which customers enter your employer’s business. If you frustrate or anger them, the company will suffer, and you run the risk of being replaced.… Read More »

How You Can Get to Know Your Employees Better

You’ve been inundated with business issues for most of the morning, so you decide to take a break. You put on your safety glasses and head out into the shop area. As you’re walking down one of the aisles, you pass an employee who smiles and greets you. Although you’ve seen this worker several times… Read More »

How to Calm Your Nerves When Starting a New Job

Congratulations! You’re starting a new job, and you’re so excited you can hardly contain yourself. But you will need to calm your nerves (at least a bit!), so you aren’t overwhelmed by the emotions of that first day. It’s not surprising that you would be keyed up for your new adventure. There’s a lot to… Read More »

What Do You Do If You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

Here’s a quandary that most hiring managers would like to be facing: you have two exceptional candidates who have been running side-by-side throughout the entire recruitment process. You can only hire one of them, so which one do you choose? Of course, this situation is not the norm. Many employers are finding it difficult (if… Read More »

5 Ways to Build Trust with Your Staff

Trust is important in every facet of your life, both personal and professional. And building trust with your employees is something that you should label as a high priority. It takes time to build it, but you can lose it very quickly, which means it’s an ongoing process that requires you to be an excellent… Read More »

5 Tips for Effectively Giving Feedback to your Employees

By now, every manager knows the importance of feedback. What you might not know is that there is a proper way of providing it that can make it all the more effective. While a simple pat on the back can work wonders, there are several other things to consider if you’re hoping to get the… Read More »

3 Ways to Make the First Week at Your New Job a Success

Starting a job is exciting and scary at the same time. All those new people to meet, a strange working environment, and lots of things to learn can make your first week a challenging experience. You want to feel comfortable in your new position as soon as possible because you want to dig into those… Read More »

Why You Should Have a Passion Outside of Work

When we want to improve at work, it’s natural to focus on what’s going on at the office. But while industry books, scheduling hacks, and the like are a great way to try and get ahead, science suggests that what we do outside the office can actually have an incredibly large impact on our professional success. A boatload… Read More »