Why It’s Time to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

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Baby Boomers Retire

It’s hard to believe, but this generation known as Baby Boomers is retiring at a rapid rate. And in another seven years or so, one-quarter of the population in the United States will be 60 years of age or older! As these Boomers retire, they will be leaving with years of experience and knowledge. That’s… Read more »

How to Stop Babysitting Your Staff and Start Leading Them

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It’s easy to get into babysitting mode when you’re a manager. You want things to run smoothly, so you try to keep your team happy for the 8-hour workday. You want their cooperation, so you reward them when they show team spirit. All of this is understandable, but if that becomes your management style, you… Read more »

3 Ways to Get Your Team to Take Cybersecurity Threats Seriously

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It doesn’t matter what type or size business you run, cybersecurity is critical and must be up to today’s standards. But even if you have taken all the steps to make your business secure, unless your workers are taking the threat seriously, you’ll never be able to guarantee its safety. Too many organizations discount the… Read more »

Uh Oh! You May Have Made a Bad Hire…What Now?

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You need the right employees to keep your business heading in the right direction. It’s a simple formula: Hire good people and get good results. There’s just one thing … despite all time, effort, and money you spend to get the very best people, you’re still going to end up with some bad hires. Some… Read more »

English 101: Why Grammar Matters in Your Job Search

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Your words are powerful. And that is especially true for the written words. They can tell a story about you, even if you don’t write anything about yourself. You might be able to deny that you said something, but once you write it down, it’s there as evidence for all to see. Think about the… Read more »

No, It’s Not Hard to Find Good Millennial Clerical Employees

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Can you believe it? Baby boomers, those children of the post-World War II era, are gradually aging out of their jobs, and millennials, many of whom are children of the boomers, have now grown to represent over one-third of the country’s workforce. Despite the negative press they have gotten at times, millennials aren’t so very… Read more »

3 Ways Great Leaders Set Employees Up for Success

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It doesn’t matter if you’re bringing a new employee on board or preparing a current employee for a new job or assignment, your job as a leader is to ensure success for that individual.  And success means having an employee who is both productive and enthusiastic. For this to happen, there will need to be… Read more »

5 Tips for Recruiting When Unemployment Is Low

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How to Hire When Unemployment is Low

A low unemployment rate is welcome news for everyone. Well, almost everyone. If you happen to be an employer looking for qualified workers during low unemployment, you might experience a shortage of applicants. And with the national unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent in October—and some regions seeing even lower rates—there will be stiff competition… Read more »

How to Get New Ideas Implemented with an Old Team

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Workplaces are changing so quickly in the modern business landscape. If it isn’t a completely new operating system, it’s a new software or channel for communication. It’s more than understandable why some employees want to go back to the way things were when they were simpler, or keep things the same now while they have… Read more »