6 Mistakes to Avoid During Year-End Employee Reviews

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you’re elbow deep in the middle of performance reviews. These are tough to conduct and often a fine line for managers to walk. You want to talk about performance issues, but not focus too much on them. You also need to define goals and expectations… Read more »

How to Stay Stress-Free at Work During the Busy Holiday Season

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For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s too busy and full of stress. If the latter sounds familiar, there is good news. There are steps you can take during the holiday season to cut down on stress and enjoy this time of the year, while still reaching productivity goals… Read more »

Why You Should Hire Full-Time Employees During the Holidays

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If you’re looking to hire new full-time employees, you might be tempted to put the effort on hold until after the holidays. But really, now is actually a great time to start the process. Here are 5 reasons why: #1: You’ll find more motivated active candidates. During the holiday season, many job candidates take time… Read more »

Should You Bring that Temporary Employee on Full-Time? Here’s How to Tell

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When you hire on a temporary basis, it offers many benefits, from coverage for illnesses and maternity leave to more agility when you have big projects coming in. However, there are times when you’ll have a temporary worker who’s so great you don’t want to let them go once the assignment is over. But making… Read more »

4 Training Tips for Seasonal Employees

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The holidays are just around the corner and if your company hires seasonally during it, you’re likely in the process of starting to recruit. However, are you also thinking about what happens after you hire in terms of training? If not, you won’t get the most from your seasonal workers.   Just like your core,… Read more »

7 Steps to Retaining Happy Workers

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As a manager, you’re focused in pleasing customers and upper management. But what about the people on your team? In order to attain high retention rates and retain your most valuable assets – your employees – it’s important to take a few steps. Here’s a look at them: Step #1: Say thank you. Appreciation goes… Read more »

5 Tips for Training Your New Hire

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When you’re hiring, you’re focused on screening, interviewing and vetting. Once you make that final choice, the work still isn’t over. Proper training and onboarding are key if you want your new hire to get engaged from the start and hit the ground running in their position. This not only improves employee satisfaction, but retention,… Read more »

4 Signs Your Top Employee Might Be Leaving Soon

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Employee turnover is expensive, which is why you want to hang onto your key staff. However, if you’re noticing any of the signs below, it could be an indication one of them is about to jump ship. A change in appearance. If an employee typically dresses casually, but is suddenly donning suits to work, it… Read more »

Coping with Workplace Stress When You’re the Leader

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Leading a team is a stressful position to be in. You can’t simply focus on your own tasks and performance, but instead must manage goals, deadlines and priorities for many others. However, don’t let stress take over your work day or your life just because you’re the boss. Instead, follow these tips for dealing with… Read more »