How Micromanagement is Hurting Your Team

Managing a team of workers is seldom easy, and even those with the best of intentions can make some fundamental mistakes that can hinder progress and productivity. One common mistake is micromanaging, which can create a myriad of problems. Let’s take a look at what exactly constitutes micromanagement and some of the specific issues this… Read More »

Four Qualities to Look for When Hiring Top Administrative Talent

When it comes to hiring top administrative talent, there are a few key qualities that you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Some of which go beyond simply having the requisite skills and necessary qualifications. In fact, there are some soft skills that are arguably of equal importance. Here are the top four qualities… Read More »

Does Your Resume Have Too Many Keywords?

Due to the fact that many employers now use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to streamline recruiting, it’s smart for job candidates to incorporate certain keywords into their resume. Doing so increases the odds that your resume rises to the surface and winds up in the hands of recruiters. Unfortunately, some applicants take it too… Read More »

Candidates Are Evaluating You on Social Media

Social media has revolutionized the world, and in many ways, it’s changed the way that companies do business. You could also argue that the way that your company is portrayed through social media can make or break you. While it’s fairly common for employers to evaluate employees through social media, there are now many employees… Read More »

Is It OK to Turn Down a Job Offer?

Although the thought of turning down a job during the Great Recession just a few years ago might have seemed unimaginable, there are plenty of employment opportunities in today’s economy. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been offered a job but simply feel it isn’t a good fit for you, it’s OK… Read More »

Is Your Company Ready for Generation Z?

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without hearing the term “millennials” and how they’re saturating the workforce, while simultaneously leaving their indelible imprint on society. But wait just a second. There’s actually a new generation entering the workforce – generation z, which includes individuals who were born between 1996 and 2010. Let’s… Read More »

Are Your Employees Satisfied?

You hear the term “job satisfaction” a lot these days – and it’s a term that’s somewhat abstract and isn’t easily quantifiable through standard metrics. Nonetheless, having satisfied employees is more important than you may think and can be the key to long-term business success and longevity. Let’s discuss what job satisfaction means and the… Read More »

Do I Have to Give Two Weeks’ Notice?

Resigning from a job can be a difficult and sometimes awkward situation. Seldom is it easy to tell your boss and co-workers that you’re leaving – and going out the wrong way can potentially hurt future job opportunities. Let’s now discuss the importance of following the best practice of giving two weeks’ notice whenever possible,… Read More »

What to Learn About Strengths and Weakness

When interviewing a candidate, you’ve got a finite amount of time to strip away their layers and see what they’re really all about. One of the most critical things to uncover is their strengths and weaknesses to determine if they’d be a good fit for your company or may be a better fit elsewhere. Here… Read More »

Three Types of Interviewers to Be Prepared For

When it comes to job interviews, preparation is key. While the individual personalities of interviewers can run the gamut, there are only a finite number of interviewer styles, which can be broken down into three primary types. Here are three of the most common interview styles you’ll encounter and how to prepare for them. The… Read More »