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 »

Following Up With Rejected Candidates Shouldn’t be a Hassle

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It can be daunting to sift through anywhere from tens to thousands of resumes for any given open position. But managing your communication with applicants can help to improve your reputation among job seekers, possibly increasing the quality of candidates you attract. Develop a system of staying in touch with candidates throughout the entire hiring… Read more »

Don’t Make the Hold on Seasonal Hiring Much Longer

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It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of March. With Q1 wrapping up and spring approaching it’s easy to understand that the search for summer help is just a few weeks away. Whatever the reasons may be for your hiring need, here are a few good ideas for finding top employees in a competitive… Read more »

Four Things you can learn from a Thorough Reference Check

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When engaged with your company’s hiring process, one step that sometimes gets overlooked involves checking a candidate’s references. Sure, interviews arguably remain the most important part of determining whether or not the person is worthy of a job offer, but references offer their own useful insights. Checking references remain a great choice for finding out… Read more »

Are your Employees looking for Other Job Opportunities?

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No matter how happy your employees always seem you tend to wonder — are they out looking for another job? The average time workers stay at one organization remains on a downward trend, so don’t feel like you are alone in this situation. You keenly understand how important employee retention is to your organization’s overall… Read more »

How to Grow a Successful Employee Referral Program

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One of more intriguing ways to enhance the staff at your office is to implement an employee referral program. A recommendation from one of your best workers can lead to another strong person on your team helping to make a positive difference for your organization. Once word gets around about what a great place to… Read more »