Get Focused!

3 Tips For Getting & Staying Focused


Now that we’re in the homestretch of 2017 with the holiday season upon us, staying focused at work is harder than ever. Focus implies paying attention to a singular thing, which can be seemingly impossible when you’re juggling a heavy workload. The good news is, focus is a learnable skill that you can practice! What steps can you take to stay better focused and more productive?

Read on for 3 tips to stay focused at work:


Stuck In The Middle?

3 Tips to Navigate Toxic Employees


The old saying “People are hired for their talents and dismissed for their behavior” still rings true. Toxic employees and their behavior can disrupt the daily life of their coworkers, thwarting productivity. How do you navigate a toxic employee amidst the complaints of displeased co-workers?


Read on for 3 tips to manage a toxic worker:


3 Tips on Terminating an Employee You Like

Dismissing An Employee You Care About?


Dismissing an employee is never easy. When it’s a team member you have become invested in, it is much harder. Sometimes an employee is just not the right fit for their position or cannot keep up with the change in the role responsibilities. The decision to let them go should always be your last resort after all other options have been addressed. What can you do to make this as painless as possible?


Read on for 3 steps to let go of an employee you care about:


3 Ways to Recharge Without Taking Vacation Time

Can’t Vacation? Here’s How to Recharge!

It doesn’t matter how passionate you are about your work, burnout is an inevitable factor if you are not taking care of yourself. The most favorable solution is obviously to take a vacation to reinvigorate yourself. However, packing your bags and taking a relaxing trip isn’t always feasible. Here’s a list of tips you can take advantage of while still working your daily grind!


Read on for 3 ways to recharge without taking vacation time:


Lots of Jobs? Lots of Knowledge!

3 Reasons to Hire a Job Hopper

Job hopping is becoming the new norm. It is time to reconsider this large pool of available and talented candidates by looking at the facts; the number of people who have stayed in the same job for less than two years has grown from 16% to 51%. Job hopping is less about candidates having a lax work ethic and more about following growth and opportunity. What qualities should you look for in a candidate with a several short term positions on their resume?


Read on for 3 reasons to consider hiring a job hopper:


3 Tips to Consider Before Confronting an Employee

Confronting an Employee?

As a manager, confronting an employee who has made a mistake can be a challenge, especially if the mistake was costly to your company. It’s guaranteed that the offending worker isn’t looking forward to the inevitable conversation about their error either. Sometimes the employee does not even know that they have made a mistake. Fortunately, resolving the situation doesn’t have to be tough. What 3 things can you do to make your conversation less uncomfortable and more productive?


Read on for 3 tips to consider before your next disciplinary conversation:


3 Bad Communication Habits to Break

Are Bad Communication Habits Holding You Back?


As a leader, it’s critical to practice good communication habits to ensure your team is receiving messages clearly. Your role as a supervisor sets the tone for managing the flow of information between employees, so clarity is key. We have all been guilty of getting defensive, sending an email full of typos or interrupting a colleague while they’re speaking. How can you break your bad communication habits and build better ones?


Read on for 3 bad communication habits to break:


Short-Term Incentives and Bonuses Abound!

3 Steps to Establish Variable Pay Programs


Variable pay – payment of short-term incentives and bonuses- is becoming an increasingly popular mode of compensation in today’s business world. A New York Times report states these incentives have skyrocketed from 4% of payrolls in 1988 to 13% in 2016. The rise of variable compensation throughout organizations reflects the priority of aligning compensation with performance while keeping fixed costs under control. How do you instate a successful variable pay policy at your company?


Take these 3 steps to establish a successful variable pay system:


5 Tips to Effectively Network in Person

Master Face-to-Face Networking!


“Networking” is a buzzword that many professionals have conflicting feelings towards. While working a room full of business professionals may come naturally to some, 40% of people are more comfortable engaging with colleagues online rather than in person. Making in person connections will undeniably help your career! How do you master challenging face-to-face situations and walk out of your next networking event with new connections?


Read on for 5 tips to help you effectively network in person:


How to Retain Your Dedicated Employees

3 Ways to Retain Dedicated Employees


Maintaining an engaged and enthusiastic team is hard work. The bad news is, 2 out of 3 employees become less dedicated over time. The great news is, 1 out of 3 employees will stay and dedicate themselves to their careers. What can you do to promote their growth opportunities?


Read on for 3 tips to retain your dedicated employees: