5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

March 22, 2017 | 45 views

5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

There’s a lot of stress that comes with a leadership role. Everyone looks to you to make the right decision. Everyone puts all of their burdens on you and expects you to solve all of the problems as they arise. You’re under a lot of pressure and oftentimes, that can make even the strongest of leaders feel a little insecure from time to time.

 

If you’re battling insecurity, there are a few things you can do to help reset your mindset and get back to operating from a place of confidence.

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How Your Marketing Can Help Attract Better Talent

March 15, 2017 | 105 views

How Your Marketing Can Help Attract Better Talent

How Your Marketing Can Help Attract Better Talent

It’s not often that marketing intersects with the world of HR but when it comes to recruiting, there’s a distinct overlap. Although it might not be crystal clear on the surface, when you dig in, it’s easy to see why marketing is a great tool to use to attract better talent.

 

Here are a few of the marketing items you should take note of when thinking about how it impacts recruitment.

 

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Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ The Irish: How to Use Big Data in HR

March 8, 2017 | 126 views

Don't Rely on the Luck o' The Irish: How to Use Big Data in HR

Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ The Irish: How to Use Big Data in HR

It’s one of the hottest buzzwords in the business world today: Big Data. As popular as it is to toss around, few people have a solid understanding what Big Data is (beyond a few facts and figures) and even fewer harness this information to make business decisions – especially in the HR industry.

 

What is Big Data?

While it’s true that Big Data is a large set of numbers, that’s an oversimplified definition given the power this information can have. Big Data sets are able to be analyzed to uncover patterns, trends, and even human behavior. With it, you can understand things, such as:

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How to Overcome an Employee’s Resistance to Change

February 22, 2017 | 146 views

How to Overcome an Employee's Resistance to Change

How to Overcome an Employee’s Resistance to Change

Do you know what’s scary? Change. People regularly sprint from the idea of doing things differently because it feels uncomfortable. It means shaking up the normal routine. It means creating new habits. Change is hard work, but it’s also necessary – especially when it means a long-term benefit to your business.

 

If you’re ready to adopt new systems in your business, you’re going to need to get your team on board with the discomfort of change. Here are a few steps to ease into a new routine, new piece of technology, or new standard in your company.

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Could You be Guilty of Having an Unintentional Weight Bias?

February 15, 2017 | 162 views

Could You be Guilty of Having an Unintentional Weight Bias?

Could You be Guilty of Having an Unintentional Weight Bias?

“So you hired me because I’m the fat girl?” That’s a quote from the hit TV series, This Is Us. On the show, you get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the character’s lifelong battles with her weight. This struggle comes out during her job search as she is convinced she was hired for a new job because she is overweight.

 

Although the show is fictional, the bias is not. Overweight women in particular face discrimination in the interview process, according to a recent paper by Plos One, a journal with original science and medical research reports.

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

February 8, 2017 | 173 views

5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

The Boy Scouts motto of “always be prepared” can easily translate to the management spectrum. Preparation is key when it comes to reducing stress and improving office morale. It gets your mindset in the right place so when you walk into the office each morning, you set the tone of a productive, enjoyable workday.

 

Sounds great, but how do you make this happen? Here are five things you can do today to be a better manager tomorrow.

 

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4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

February 1, 2017 | 252 views

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

The world of HR is constantly in flux these days. New technology is regularly released to make your job as a business manager simpler. Even with all of the new options available to you, do you know which types of technology you need? What tools will make your job easier?

 

Here are four types of HR technology to simplify your to-do list so you have more time to focus on the more complex non-administrative tasks in running your business.

 

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Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

January 25, 2017 | 216 views

Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

Short, dark, and dreary. That pretty much sums up the cold winter days ahead. The cheer of the holidays have passed and now your team is counting down to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. It’s this time of year when productivity plummets and people need an extra boost of inspiration to get work done.

 

Here are a few things you can do to help your team combat cabin fever while in the office and stay on top of their productivity game.

 

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Are Your Annual Employee Surveys Giving You the True Picture?

January 18, 2017 | 224 views

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

Let’s hit the rewind button and go back 30 years ago to a time when employee turnover was only 4%. Most of the time when an employee left a business three decades ago, it was involuntary.

 

Now, let’s jump back to today where employee turnover is over 10% and people are leaving businesses more freely. This type of turnover has put a tremendous burden on employers making it harder than ever to manage simple HR tasks, such as payroll, scheduling, and more.

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10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

January 11, 2017 | 277 views

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

Looking back on 2016, are you happy with how much you accomplished? Or are you surprised by how fast the year went by without reaching your goals?

 

This year, make it a goal to be productive. The first step in doing so is stopping productivity-zapping habits. Here are 10 that are common among small business owners.

 

1. You Sit Too Much

Think the number of hours you’re logging behind your desk is ratcheting up your productivity? Think again. Giving your eyes, ears, and mind a break from work is healthy and can be just the refresher you need to produce more.

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