Create a More Inclusive Workplace

Encouraging inclusion and diversity leads to many business benefits. However, these can be hard to achieve. As a result, you need to take active steps to create a more inclusive workplace. Unfortunately, many employers struggle to implement this kind of inclusion. As an example, look at how men and women perceive their workplaces. A study conducted by Culture Amp showed a gap between how comfortable men and women feel about sharing their professional opinions. Just look at the data. Of men surveyed, 79% felt they could “voice a contrary opinion without fear of negative consequences.” The figure for women? Only… Read more »

How to Reassure Your Candidates That Your Position Is Safe…and Get Them to Apply

Hopefully, the COVID outbreak is finally subsiding. However, that doesn’t mean everything will immediately go back to pre-pandemic conditions. Many job candidates will remain concerned about safety, both for COVID and for any other medical threats that may come up in the future. That creates a crucial communication responsibility. You need to indicate your commitment to safety right at the beginning of the recruitment process. To get people to apply to your open jobs, you need to create procedures to reassure your candidates that a position is safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make job… Read more »

Do You Need Transportation Staff? Here’s How to Hire the Best

Transportation represents a key part of your business. Pick your pun: it’s a key driver; it keeps your business trucking; it’s the last mile for your products. OK, we’ll knock it off…but you get the point: Getting a quality transportation staff is important. However, there are problems to the sector that make it difficult to keep up a top-notch team on your own. Cost and scheduling concerns make hiring full-time drivers difficult. That’s why it’s key to find a partner. Finding a quality staffing firm to help put together your transportation team eliminates many of the issues that commonly come… Read more »

How to Never Miss a Construction Project Deadline Again!

Missing a project deadline can be costly to your company. Whatever the reason, overshooting milestones and completion dates can cost you fines, can damage relationships and cause losses to your bottom line. Use these strategies to ensure you never miss a construction project deadline again. Hire Reliable People There are numerous factors you can’t control on a construction project, but the best way to ensure you can control as much as possible is to hire the right people from the beginning. Just one call off or no-show can set back a project by days or even weeks. Hiring reliable workers… Read more »

3 Signs You Need to Replace an Employee (And Where To Start)

Obvious reasons to fire someone: catch them in blatant, rampant embezzlement; grow tired of their constant sexist and racist diatribes; lose patience as they continually show up to customer meetings wearing a mesh muscle shirt and parachute pants. Most of the time, though, situations don’t offer such clarity. By and large, employees will meet the minimum standards of office behavior and achieve at least bare minimum level of competence in their job performance. But staying just this side of terrible doesn’t guarantee a job for life though. There are some subtler signs that it’s time for an employee to go.… Read more »

Determining Your Company’s Hiring Needs: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Companies often think of employees as just filling jobs. You need someone on an assembly line, so you hire an assembly worker. You need an accountant, so you hire the person with the best accounting background. But this approach is too narrow. To maximize your hiring decisions, you need to look beyond the short term and find out what deep skills you need for the long term. To get to that point, here are five questions to ask yourself to determine your real hiring needs: How quickly am I growing? Different growth rates require different employees. If you are rolling… Read more »

6 Reasons You Should Work With a Recruiter to Fill Your Open Jobs

Hiring is expensive, time-consuming and risky. It can also be a pain. This can put employers in an uncomfortable Catch 22, needing additional manpower, but not wanting to invest the manpower they have in the effort to hire. As such, many businesses end up delaying necessary hires because they want to avoid the trouble, or because they can’t spare the time and energy needed to push ahead with an effective recruitment process. Or they end up running a slapdash effort that fails to bring in a quality employee. There’s an easy cure to all these problems: use a recruiter. By… Read more »

4 Essential Steps to Help You Retain Top Talent

You’ve done everything right. You did a great job recruiting and now you have a dynamite new employee. The hard part’s over. There’s nothing ahead but efficient work and profitability. Right? Well, not quite. Hiring the right people is only the first stage in cultivating a talented team. The next step is keeping the good people you’ve hired – sometimes a bigger challenge than finding them. The same qualities you love in your workers will make them in demand with other companies. But there are things you can do. Here are four steps that will help you keep your best… Read more »