The Impact of Mentoring Programs in the Workplace

The Impact of Mentoring Programs in the Workplace

In every field, a mentor can be the difference-maker in a career. The majority of accomplished professionals can point to a specific person who invested time, energy, and support in helping them navigate the workplace. An effective mentorship program allows business leaders to capitalize on their greatest resource - their employees. Strategically developing both new and existing talent contributes to company growth, innovation, and the bottom line. Are you interested in implementing a mentorship program in your own company? Here are a few of the benefits it can bring to your organization. Better… continue reading→
Six Key Benefits of Workplace Diversity

Six Key Benefits of Workplace Diversity

Workplace diversity is much more than just a buzzword - it's a major factor of success in the modern business landscape. To be profitable in a diverse, globalized marketplace, savvy businesses are making efforts to look more like the community around them. It's not just about building a diverse workforce, however. To truly benefit from the advantages diversity in the workplace offers, it's important to realize diversity's many strong points and how they can help your organization grow. Here are just a few of the top benefits of diversity in the workplace. Varied Knowledge and Experience… continue reading→
Quick Tips to Organize Your Workspace

Quick Tips to Organize Your Workspace

When it comes to productivity, a little organization in your workspace can go a long way. Here are a few quick tips to help you get organized at work. Plan for Success Define Your Goals: Getting started on the path to organization can be overwhelming. Start by creating a written list of your top priorities. Once you’ve defined these priorities, you can use the following tips to achieve them. Create a Mental Gameplan: Spend a few minutes at the start of each day to reflect on what you need to accomplish. Ask yourself,… continue reading→
Four Ways a Staffing Agency Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Four Ways a Staffing Agency Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

It's no secret that good talent is hard to find - especially in today's market. According to the latest data out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate currently hovers around 4%. In fact, a remarkable 12 states recorded their lowest unemployment rates ever in 2017. In a hiring landscape where talent is scarce, companies of all sizes are turning to staffing and recruiting agencies to fill their open jobs. Whether you're looking for a temporary, part-time, or full-time employee, a top-ranked staffing agency  helps you find the best candidates, advises you… continue reading→
New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career

If you've been thinking about shifting gears in your career, the new year is the perfect time to do so. Here are a few ways you can jump-start your job search in 2018. Re-evaluate Your Priorities Make a list of your most important career-related goals. Circle the top two and focus on achieving only those things first. Leave lower priority activities for later – even if they’ll “just take a minute.” Why? It’s a matter of focus. Doing the things that best serve your top career objectives will keep you from wasting time and energy on non-essential tasks. Start… continue reading→
The Hidden Cost of an Understaffed Workforce

The Hidden Cost of an Understaffed Workforce

The common phrase "do more with less" can be executed successfully in a lot of everyday tasks. However, when you attempt to do more business with fewer employees, there can be serious consequences. When money is tight, many companies choose to downsize or cut back on staff without realizing the long-term organizational impact. At the end of the day, an understaffed organization bleeds money instead of saving it. Understaffing negatively affects your ability to meet your customers’ needs, risking harm to your reputation. It also carries several hidden costs, including: Increased Employee Stress.… continue reading→
Tips to Overcome Your “Phone Phobia” at Work

Tips to Overcome Your “Phone Phobia” at Work

Despite spending most of our time within arm’s reach of our phones, many people dread actually placing a call. In fact, the fear of making and receiving phone calls is common enough to have a name: telephonophobia. In person, you pick up a lot of cues by watching someone’s body language, but on the phone, you lose those small gestures (like a smile) that offer encouragement during the conversation. The increasing popularity of texting has also contributed to a phobia of talking on the phone. A recent study shows that U.S. smartphone users spend… continue reading→
5 Fluff Items You Can Leave Off Your Resume

5 Fluff Items You Can Leave Off Your Resume

The average recruiter or hiring manager spends about seven seconds scanning your resume. Too many resumes are littered with fluff and irrelevant information, diluting the job seeker’s key message. If you want a shot at the job, every section of your resume should be clear, concise, and thoughtfully constructed. A resume that is both informative and straight-to-the-point can make all of the difference in your job search. Here are five unnecessary “fluff” items to remove from your resume: Nix the Headshot While it’s commonplace to include a professional headshot on your LinkedIn profile,… continue reading→
6 Easy Ways to Stand Out and Land That Job

6 Easy Ways to Stand Out and Land That Job

In today’s world, it can be challenging to figure out how to stand out in your job search. You may have a great resume with reliable references. Great – but chances are the competition you face for the job do, too. Hiring managers are flooded with applications from qualified candidates. If you really want the gig, you have to stand out in all of the right ways. What makes you interesting, compelling, and valuable to a prospective employer? Here are six ways to make your mark: Do Your Homework Before you hit “Apply” for… continue reading→
6 Tips to Find Better Candidates and Fill Open Jobs

6 Tips to Find Better Candidates and Fill Open Jobs

Hiring new employees is a time-consuming and tedious process, and if you make a bad hire, it can be costly, too. Not only does it impact your bottom line, it can also affect office productivity and employee morale. While there is no guaranteed method for completely avoiding bad hires, there are ways to significantly reduce the risk of choosing the wrong candidate while ensuring you’re attracting the best candidates for your positions. Write an Accurate Job Posting This may seem pretty basic, but it’s a step that often gets overlooked. Read over your current job… continue reading→

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