Who Guides You? The Coach or the Cheerleader?

Coach and Team

By Buck Medley We all need support and advice in our careers. We are, in general, part of teams for a bigger cause. These teams can do great things within organizations. The question is, are you being guided by the cheerleader or the football coach? Which of these teammates is helping you develop and expand… Read more »

Remote Solutions and Achieving Your Pie

remote worker eating pie

Working remotely has many advantages for employees and their employers including lower cost for both, added flexibility, reduced stress, and often improved satisfaction and quality of life. However, a few extra challenges come with managing your desk remotely including: Internet bandwidth and consistency Family interruptions due to easy access Greater dependency on self-motivation Speaking from… Read more »

Texting and Technology – Bridging the Generational Gap

Texting

The search process is often frustrating and time consuming. Factoring in a generational gap between experienced management and new, young talent introduces further challenges. We’ve heard from many employers that the increase in potential job candidates texting the hiring manager, instead of emailing or actually calling on the phone, is particularly frustrating. Approaching the Generation… Read more »

Who is on the bus and does it have a seating chart?

the right people on the bus

Picking up on our October article by Kevin O’Connor, The Real Cost of Employee Turnover, Kevin alludes to making sure the right people are on the bus and fostering the desired culture, but some organizations aren’t even sure if they have a bus, an RV or a taxi, much less if the right people are… Read more »

Experts Agree, Your Resume Should Have These 5 Things

resume writing

Writing a resume can be a challenge. What should be included? What is the best way to present your accomplishments? Even years into your career, you could be struggling to update your resume with the new skills and experiences you’ve gained. If it’s been awhile since the last time you wrote a resume, or if… Read more »

10 Great Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Interview Questions

By Alexis Stiebe When an employer invites you to interview for a position, you know to expect many questions about your skills and your background. The hiring manager wants to know what experience you bring to the role and if you’ll be a good fit for the company. But you should have questions as well.… Read more »

The REAL Cost of Employee Turnover

By Kevin O’Connor If employee turnover costs averaged 33% of an employee’s salary for one company segment, but 200% of another employee’s salary in a different segment, would you address turnover differently in those two segments? I’m going to explain why turnover costs can vary greatly, discuss how to find the root causes, and how… Read more »

Ghosting Causes You to Lose Out on Top Talent

Let’s talk about ghosting. An appropriate topic for October, but I’m not talking about the decorations at your local Halloween store. Ghosting is an unfortunate dating term that’s been creeping into the working world. This term is typically used when two people go on a date and then one party just vanishes and cuts off… Read more »

Your Value Proposition is the Key to Reaching the Next Level

Your value proposition is the unique combination of skills and experience you bring to your employer, coworkers and customers. To craft your value proposition, you need to determine a few key points. What is your vision and what are you doing to get there? Define your vision It is hard to follow a path with… Read more »

Keeping Talent: How to retain your new hires

Choosing the right candidates and hiring the best fit for your company culture and job needs is the first step in building a winning team. But how do you keep that team together? The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the average tenure for an employee is 4.7 years. That’s a big change from… Read more »