Finding Employees that You Can Trust to Execute Your Business Goals

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Behind every successful company is a team of loyal, hardworking people. However, these trustworthy employees aren’t always easy to find, so if you’re looking to expand your staff, you’ll need to put some serious effort into your search. The value of a dedicated and honest employee who truly wants to help your company succeed cannot… Read more »

Understanding When Employees Are Reaching their Breaking Point

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Have you noticed a change for the worse in your typically upbeat and energetic team? If people who were once pleasant to work with have become cynical and unproductive, there’s a very good chance they’re on the brink of burnout. Disengaged employees don’t care about their work. They become lethargic, irritable, isolate themselves and seemingly… Read more »

Is Your Organizational Culture Hindering Employee Growth and Creativity?

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Behind every successful company is a team of hardworking employees giving their all to the organization each day. If you’ve noticed that your team seems to check out as soon as they step into the office, it’s time to make a change. Take a good long look at your company culture to see if it’s… Read more »

Importance of Progress Reviews in the Workplace: Your Key to Effective Coaching

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As a manager, it’s your job to help your employees learn and grow. One of the best ways to do this is to provide them with progress reviews at least twice a year — but preferably on a quarterly basis. This is a time for the two of you to reflect on the strides the… Read more »

Building a Culture that Encourages Leadership, Engagement and Innovation

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Leadership should not be limited to your management team. Leadership skills are valuable throughout the organization. By inspiring your employees to take the lead, you’ll increase engagement and build a team that is fully invested in the success of your organization. Begin by being open to new ideas and allowing your employees to take charge… Read more »

Four Strategies for Implementing a Team Building Activity in the Summer

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For many, team building activities conjure images of treasure hunts in the local park or worse, outward bound activities involving rope courses and other physical challenges. If the goal is to promote team building among employees, the type of activity must be an all-inclusive one that staff will enjoy or, at least, attend. Katie Morrell… Read more »

Hiring Productive Employees that Strive for Success

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Employers face challenges in the search for productive workers. In a region where hospitality, entertainment, retail, and construction represent the largest sectors, workers often switch employers or become less committed. Employers need strategies to find committed workers and ways to keep them engaged. Increasing wages is one strategy that can ensure that your company attracts… Read more »

Finding the Right Talent (At the Right Time)

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Nevada is experiencing economic growth in sectors such as real estate, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and entertainment. Unemployment rates are lower than they have been in over five years. Nevada Business magazine projects that employment will grow at a rate of almost 50,000 jobs annually through 2017. Such economic good news, however, is causing employers to… Read more »

Stop Perfectionism! Some Efforts are Great Enough!

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Knowing when an effort is “great enough” is the secret to balancing obsessive perfectionism with a more lackadaisical attitude. There is a difference between conscientiousness and perfectionism, and the latter can have serious unintended negative consequences. A study by Professor Simon Sherry of Dalhousie University is featured in Science Daily and describes why perfectionism, often… Read more »

How to Promote New Skill Development for Employees

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Developing the skills of your employees is an important retention strategy. It is vital to the success of your company that your people continue to grow and learn. It can reduce the temptation to look for new challenges at another company. Protect investment in your personnel by providing and encouraging ongoing training and development. Communicate… Read more »