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How to Recruit the Best Employees

 Building a great team is high on the priority list for nearly every company. But employers no longer have the upper hand when hiring. Today's most talented professionals have their choice, with companies fighting for their attention and services. ...




4 Ways Apps are Increasing Productivity at Work

You might have heard of the slogan ‘There’s an app for that’, one used (and now trademarked) by Apple in 2009 during a series of TV ads they ran to promote the multiplicity of apps available on their ever-popular App store. Well this slogan is especially true to productivity in your workplace. ...




Are your employees surviving or thriving at work?

Would you consider your employees to be in good mental health? It is, perhaps, a simple question to ask and answer. My employees come in, they smile, they get their work done, and they go home. Simple.But consider this: would it surprise you to learn that only 13% of people report living with high levels of good mental health?According to The Mental Health Foundation’s latest report ‘Surviving or Thriving?’, which takes a look into the state of mental health within the UK, the majority of us have, are or will suffer from some form of mental health problems during our lives. ...




Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.Reason: A staggering 85% of employers discovered lies on job applicants’ resumes in the past year, according to a recent 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight. ...




Why Do Employers Expect More Of Entry-Level Employees Than Ever Before?

College graduates are expected to come prepared to entry-level positions and internships with more knowledge than in generations past.
When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of him in his first days on the job, and how little school had prepared him for entering the workforce. ...




Could ‘extreme’ team-building help build your workplace morale?

If you believe high-stress situations tend to force groups of employees to come together and perform, then this unorthodox team-building activity may be right up your alley.  Survival Systems USA, an organization that has been teaching aquatic survival since 1999, has just entered the world of corporate team-building. ...




Delegation as a Leadership Style

Tips for Effective Delegation
Your leadership style is situational. Your leadership style depends on the task, the team or individual's capabilities and knowledge, the time and tools available and the results desired. In a recent article, I reviewed the tell, sell, consult, join and delegate leadership style model. ...




To Revitalize Small-Town America, Focus On The Future Of Work

The days when small towns could give corporations large handouts to create industry and stability are long gone.
Ten minutes from downtown Holland, Michigan, there is a massive $300-million plant that manufactures advanced battery cells for electric vehicles. ...




4 things to know about the H-1B program

The 2018 H-1B cap season begins Monday, marking the start of a race for organizations to apply for H-1B visas to bring specialty foreign workers into the United States. With a limited number available each year, companies vie for available visas to bring in top talent. ...




3 Pitfalls Recruiters Must Avoid in Job Interviews

HR people need to sharpen their questions and open up the conversation to get the best talent and the right fit.
 
Your company is only as good as the company it keeps: The associates that comprise your stellar team. The best way to ensure your associates are up to snuff is at the interview stage, and chances are you may be conducting them all wrong. ...