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Regardless of how careful you are in the hiring process every manager can make a bad decision. How do you recover from this situation? Here are some tips for recovering from the mistake and ways to not make it again. Review your sources. How are you finding candidates for your role? Look carefully at those… Read more »

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Hiring is going to be at the forefront of most business owner’s minds as we begin months of economic recovery. Once you have assessed your needs for the new year, what’s next? Now is the time to plan your recruiting strategy. Here are four tips to help you as you ramp up this year. Establish… Read more »

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Many people misunderstand the concept of prioritizing. Rather than a word that simple refers to your “to do list,” a priority should be something that you do instead of something else. When you are invited to two social gatherings on the same night but can’t attend both, you need to evaluate which will bring you… Read more »

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The job search is a two way street. The company is looking for certain skills and a certain personality, but you need to consider the things that are non-negotiable as well. 2013 is a chance to change your attitude about finding a job. Rather than feeling like you always need to mold yourself to fit… Read more »

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Employees really do want feedback. If they are doing something right they like to be recognized for it. If they are doing something wrong they are looking for constructive feedback. It is sometimes difficult to know just how to let someone know they need to improve their performance. What is the best way to provide… Read more »

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It is never too hard to spot unhappy employees on the job. They begin to be less productive and less engaged with their jobs and their co-workers. Their performance may begin to falter. Conventional business wisdom indicates that it is much easier to retain a current employee than to hire and train a new one…. Read more »

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As Michigan begins to see the waning of fall and the promise of winter right around the corner, there are some ways you can invigorate your autumn job search. While you bundle up to face the increasingly colder temperatures each day, consider these tips for boosting your job search. Be prepared for the holidays and… Read more »

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The internet provides immediate information to anyone with a keyboard and a connection. This kind of information can be invaluable to business owners. There are several ways you can search for information on the web that can help you grow your business. Use these 5 tips to make the most of your internet searches. What… Read more »

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As much as we try to avoid it as business owners complaints are something that will happen occasionally. Even the best run organization will face a complaint from a customer or an employee at some time. The key is to handle it with grace and composure and be able to come out the other side… Read more »