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Two Interview Questions For Every Candidate

Posted: November 29, 2015

There’s a title that stopped us right in our tracks – Two Interview Questions For Every Candidate. Only two? Of course there are many questions you need to ask your potential employees. This article from LinkedIn Pulse defines the two most important. Are you a bold enough leader to ask these tough questions (and hear the answers)? What do you think – would these two questions help you find the right employee?   Having a good fit employee quit shortly after hiring hurts not only because of the wasted time and effort, but also because their resignation might have been...

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Company Culture

Posted: November 24, 2015

  Having a strong company culture that employees are happy to be apart if is important for attracting and keeping good people. So how do you create and maintain a great company culture? Here are 5 ways to get you started.   1. Share the successes. Employees want to know that their hard work is noticed and appreciated, so be sure to give credit where it is due. Don’t take credit for someone else’s success, and don’t allow other employees to do it either. Make it known that everyone should support and celebrate any success that benefits the company, even...

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How High Performing Companies Get More From Their Employees

Posted: November 16, 2015

A new study shows the best ways high performing companies motivate their employees. Good news! Some traditional ways of motivation are still the most successful. Take a look: Career development – Nothing kills the motivation of talented individuals like lack of career development opportunities. Employees in the high-performing companies were increasingly pleased with the “emphasis on valuing and fostering talent, and the availability of long-term career opportunities and training.” Note the emphasis on long-term.  In a business world where long-term loyalty and opportunities have become often in short supply, it’s no surprise this quality resonates. Empowerment – High-performing organizations excel in providing “open,...

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5 Ways to Get The Most From Your Employees

Posted: November 6, 2015

An alarming amount of employees are disengaged and disconnected from their jobs – a whopping 70%. With a number like this how do managers keep their employees performing and interested? An article on forbes.com suggests 5 ways to get the best out of your staff. “Tone at the top” – Lead in a way that makes it easy for others to want to follow.  Setting the right example by your own business behaviour – your own evenhandedness and ethics – makes it easy for your employees to respect you.  Nobody wants to follow somebody they don’t respect, yet they’re eager...

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