Choosing to use outside help is sometimes the wrong answer. Sometimes it’s because it is simply NOT the right solution. Other times this error might be because you’ve chosen the wrong partner. Don’t rush in without having a good understanding of what services you are getting, what action is required of you, and what… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Strategic Advice
Give Your HR Team a Break and Test Drive Your Talent! (Part 1)
Recent reports suggest that small, midsize and large employers face the same chronic problem – difficulty finding and recruiting qualified employees. With talent as the key differentiator between fierce competitors, HR departments are often the unsung heroes of organizations. One possible solution is to give your HR department a break by supplementing their efforts… Read more »
How Can You Protect Yourself Against Customer Bankruptcy?
The COVID-19 pandemic will go down in history not only for the devastating loss of life but also for the destruction it invoked on businesses and families. Many businesses are struggling to stay afloat as consumers and business customers cut back on their spending. Others have even had to declare bankruptcy for court protection,… Read more »
Speed to Market: Four Tactics to Capitalize on Opportunities
Have you ever had to put a terrific idea “on hold” because you didn’t have the resources to implement it properly? Maybe you had an unique market opportunity, a wonderful new product idea or a terrific new service extension that simply had to be placed “on the back burner” because you lacked the right people… Read more »
Business Owners, Increase Your Growth IQ!
Decisions, Decisions! Are you leading an enterprise focused on “smart growth?” There are so many choices and decisions to make that it can become overwhelming. And what you actions you select and objectives you prioritize will have tremendous impact on your success. Tiffani Bova’s book — Growth IQ — offers an analytical foundation and key… Read more »
7 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
7 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Hiring is a difficult and time consuming task that employers have to maneuver to keep their business running at it’s best. However, there are things that companies can do reduce the pressure and difficulty of the hiring process. Here are 7 common hiring mistakes and how… Read more »
Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Freelance Employees
Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Freelance Employees Freelancing is becoming more common in the fast paced economy, with surveys showing freelancers made up 35% of the U.S. work force in 2016. With this increase in freelancing, stable, full-time employees are becoming less common, but it is important for employers to know the advantages and disadvantages… Read more »
Top Ten Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency!
Top Ten Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency! By Rachel Woods Companies who have recently received large contracts, urgent work, or seasonal needs have a choice to make: do you take on the task of trying to quickly find people to fill the extra positions or do you hire a staffing agency to do it… Read more »
Top Three Ways to Improve Productivity at Work
Top Three Ways to Improve Productivity at Work By Rachel Woods It goes without saying that productivity is one of the most important objectives that every company has. Employees need to be motivated and focused when they are at work so they can be efficient in completing their tasks. That being said, what are the… Read more »