How Costly Can it Be to Make the Wrong Hire?

What happens when your new hire is a bad hire? Every employer hopes this isn’t the case, but unfortunately it’s a costly mistake to make. When calculating the cost of a bad hire, you need to take into consideration both direct and indirect costs—and they add up! Direct Costs of a Bad Hire When calculating how much a poor hiring choice cost your company, factor in:  The Hiring Process – From advertising an open position to reviewing resumes, interviewing and negotiating an offer—how many hours and individuals were involved to bring the bad hire onboard? Consider their pay per hour… Read more »

4 Major Signs Your Staff is Overworked

Few things bring more joy to the workplace than a set of dedicated employees. It’s heartening (and profitable) to have the kind of staff that will work all manner of overtime to achieve the company’s goals. But just because they are willing to work that overtime, doesn’t mean you should let them. Think of dedication like gasoline for a car. Burn through all the gas in your tank, without stopping at a service station, and eventually, your car will sputter and die. Similarly, if you let your employees burn through their dedication for their jobs, they’ll eventually start looking for… Read more »

Top Tips for Improving Company Morale

Staff meetings have become a sea of slumped shoulders and dead eyes. Your calls for suggestions and feedback elicit only blank stares and uncomfortable silence. Sick days have spiked. No one volunteers for overtime. It’s become difficult to do any more than the basic office functions. Morale is becoming a problem. It may sometimes seem like the smushy-feely hobby horse of motivational speakers and self-appointed business gurus with a book to sell, but morale can have a very real impact on day-to-day operations. Bad morale leads to higher turnover and lower productivity. In short, it impacts the bottom line. Maybe… Read more »