An Employee Just Resigned. What’s Next?

Even companies with the best company culture and positive energy experience employee resignations and turnover. It’s something you can’t always control. People resign for a variety of reasons: to further their education, move across the country or simply take advantage of a greater opportunity. Regardless of the employee’s reason to resign, there are some recommended… Read more »

Reference Checking – What You Need to Find Out

The classic “References Available Upon Request” may be the last note on a resume, but as an employer, it shouldn’t be an afterthought. When you are in the interviewing process and are narrowing in on your best candidates, it’s time to focus on reference checking so you can be sure you make the right decision… Read more »

Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

There are many differences between an independent contractor and an employee, but not all of them are easy to understand or recognize at first glance. It’s important you are clear as to which type of hire you are to a company. Everything from your pay and taxes to your place of work are affected by… Read more »

Why They’re Not Even Reading Your Resume

If you are looking for a job, it’s a huge mistake to think you won’t have to prepare a cover letter. Some argue it’s an archaic practice, but many companies still ask for a one, so you should be prepared to write a cover letter that’s good enough to get your resume a look. 7… Read more »

Using the Madness to Your Advantage

The month of March signals for many the time to complete their tournament brackets in celebration of March Madness. An estimated 70 million brackets are filled out during the college basketball tournament by both dedicated fans and those who just want to join the fun. With the ability to live stream the tournament games on… Read more »

You Got Fired. What to Tell Prospective Employers

Job interviews are already nerve-wracking. If you have a mark in your employment history from being fired from a job, you may feel an additional layer of stress as you prepare for the interview. There’s nothing you can do about the past, but there are two things you can do during your interview to handle… Read more »

Rejecting Someone Can Be Hard

When you are recruiting for a job, you will both hire and reject the applicants. So much thought is put into hiring the right candidate- on boarding and training -but very little planning goes into the rejections of the other people who sent in resumes. There are better ways to go about it that will… Read more »

Dealing With the Bad Eggs

It’s impossible to have an office that doesn’t include a few negative employees. The key is to manage those employees in such a way that keeps their negativity from spreading throughout the office and infecting the rest of the employees. Negative Attitudes = Negative Outcomes You can’t expect people to be sunny and positive every… Read more »

Workplace Drug Testing – Should You Be Doing It?

Drug testing has been common for several years, peaking in 1996 when 86 percent of employers drug tested their employees. But since 2004, that rate has been steadily declining. It’s also becoming a hot topic among employers as the status quo is changing. There are several pros and cons to help you decide whether drug… Read more »

Are You Micromanaging? You Might Not Even Realize It

Everyone knows that a micromanaging boss hinders the progress of a company reaching its goals in addition to the day-to-day enjoyment of its employees. Both of these outcomes from micromanagement affect the motivation and performance of your employees and can create a negative environment. Are You Micromanaging Without Knowing? While most people don’t try to… Read more »