3 Ways to Stay Connected as a Remote Workforce

If you are used to working remotely or managing a remote team, the recent social distancing guidelines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak may be your “business as usual.” For many companies, however, remote work is brand new, and perhaps a little awkward. These three tips can help smooth the transition from your work to remote… Read More »

What to Do as the Threat of COVID-19 Heightens

Information regarding the newest coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is hard to wade through, as there is still a lot that public health officials just don’t know. However, we are sure that there will be more cases in the U.S. in the coming weeks and months, so employers should start planning now in order to help keep… Read More »

How Much Does March Madness Affect Productivity?

Every spring, millions of Americans of all ages, genders, income levels and backgrounds get caught up in March Madness. Sixty-eight NCAA men’s basketball teams compete for three weeks to determine which college will come out on top. During the first two weeks of the tournament, many games are played during the workday, which means employee… Read More »

How to Manage Employee Conflict in the Office

If all of your employees get along with each other every day, you live in an ideal world. However, such a utopia only exists in dreams. Conflict is inevitable in the office and everyone will experience it in some shape or form. However, even though conflict is common and employees can often work through it… Read More »

How to Make a Nervous Candidate More Comfortable

You expect candidates to exude confidence during job interviews, but most are going to be at least somewhat nervous. While you may view it as just a conversation, they see it as something to determine the trajectory of their career. It’s important to help set them at ease so that their true personality can shine… Read More »

Manufacturing & Technology in 2020

Technology continues to have a major impact on manufacturing and 2020 will be another year of evolution, innovation and change in the industry. Here are some of the hottest tech trends and topics to keep an eye on in the coming year. The Rise of Cobots Few industries have been impacted by robotics and automation… Read More »

Set SMART Goals for Yourself and Your Employees in 2020

There is an old saying that says you cannot hit a target you cannot see. This is especially true for your employees. Without clearly defined goals, neither you nor your employees know where to focus your energy to ensure success. By setting measurable and attainable goals, you will not only see a boost in performance… Read More »

Using Stay Interviews to Prevent Exit Interviews

Article provided by guest contributor Denise McKee.   The price of replacing an associate who leaves the company can be staggering: just the act of finding another employee can cost thousands. If you’re conducting more exit interviews than you would like, it might be time to consider implementing stay interviews in your employee retention program.… Read More »

Changes You Should Make to Gear Up for the New Year

The new year is quickly approaching, making this a great time to think about changes you can make to improve your team’s productivity, outlook, and results when the calendar turns. Here are some resolutions you should think about making to get your department geared up for 2020. Provide Growth Opportunities You have talented people on… Read More »

The Most Common Misconceptions of Staffing Firms

If you have roles that are difficult to fill or if you have an ongoing need for temporary employees, you might have thought about partnering with a staffing firm. However, some people hesitate to hire a staffing expert because they have some preconceived ideas about what staffing companies do and how they do it. Here… Read More »