Archive for December, 2016

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring

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Hiring is a risky proposition. As a small company, you must focus on your core business and can’t spend all your time searching for the right employees; however, the wrong hires can be quite costly, including lost productivity, and higher recruitment and training costs, not to mention the impact on morale. So, it’s critical to get this very important task right!  You can start by putting a solid hiring process in place and avoiding these 10 mistakes: 1.  Not being clear about what you need A surefire way to hire the wrong candidate is to be vague or unclear about…

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Ten Things You Can Do To Keep Great Employees

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Considerable time and expense goes into recruiting and hiring great employees. Finding them is one thing; keeping them is another. Your employees have a lot of options these days, so retaining them should be a top priority. And, fortunately, most retention practices are not expensive to implement.  Consider these ten practices to retain your top talent. 1.  Put them on a mission It’s not enough to pay an employee well.  Employees need to be able to find meaning in their work.  And, when they do, the work becomes personal to them and they will take greater ownership.  It’s a win-win…

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Welcome Aboard! Why Onboarding is Key

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Following an arduous hiring process and finally getting your new hire in the building for their first day, it can be easy to overlook the process of acclimating them to their new surroundings, known as onboarding. Here are a few tips on how to get your employee started off on the right foot. 1.  Remember that onboarding begins before your employee’s first day There can often be a period of a couple of weeks to a month or longer until your employee’s start date. Make sure there isn’t radio silence on your end; use the opportunity to help your new…

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