Hiring & Firing

How To "Un-Gruntle" Disgruntled Employees

So you have an employee or two and they are disgruntled. That is a problem for lots of reasons but especially the function of your business. So how do you...

Find Great Talent With These 10 Interview Questions

While folks seeking employment may spend hours prepping for their interviews, the failure to adequately prepare typically comes on the end of the person asking the questions.  Your staff can...

What Not to Look for When Hiring: Experience!

In the market to hire someone? If you are like most others in business, you place a high priority on the amount of experience that an applicant has. Everyone looking...

Hire People Who Care

I don't care what your skills are. If you don't give a shit, it will be reflected in what you do. And I, your employer, will lose. I could give...

How To Run Job Ads That Get Great Employees

For years I ran ads for different positions, and would always get hundreds of resumes in response. The problem was 95% of those respondents were generic responses. They were people...

How to Have a Great Place to Work

Do you have a great place for people to work? If you hesitate about answering that question, it may be time to give it some thought. Having a high turnover...

The Best Way To Save A Bad Business Partnership

A confluence of events put me in front of two business partners who hated each other. To make matters worse, they were sisters. 50/50 owners who planned to do everything...

The Element of Job Ads That Is Most Important (And Often Forgotten)

We’ve all seen (and maybe even written) those job ads that make it sound as though the staff is a sunny, smiling crew and the environment is full of high-fives...

Start Your New Employees Off The Right Way

Hiring and training new employees is not only time-consuming, but is also costly. That’s why, when you bring someone aboard, you should be doing all you can to make it...

You May Be Unintentionally Turning a Great Employee Into A Terrible One In 6 Ways

When we have trouble with an employee, it’s easy to place the blame on them.  If they’d only followed the procedure, or if they’d only understood the clients’ needs, or...

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