Archive for January, 2018

Plan for Business Success(ion)

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The days of employees working for one company their entire career is largely in the past.  The Baby Boomers are retiring in droves.  A newfound confidence in the job market means that people are more likely to switch jobs than in recent years.  Given these factors that have led to lower tenure than in recent history, leaders must always think two steps ahead.  They must be proactive in drawing an ever-evolving blueprint for the future of their business’ leadership. This process is known as succession planning – identifying existing employees to fill your future leadership positions and key roles.  This…

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7 Things Bosses Do That Make Great Employees Quit

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In a job market employee turnover rates are increasing, there are a multitude of reasons why an employee may decide to leave their job.  As a manager, many of these factors are out of your control.  However, many of them are very much in your court and based on your behavior. A sub-par boss can negatively affect their employees’ lives inside AND outside the office – to the point that an employee would rather find a new job than continue working for someone who is perceived as ineffective.  So, if your employees are leaving in droves, consider if you may…

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Hire for Skill Over Degree

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When most companies post a new job opening, they have a set idea of their perfect candidate, and use the posting to fully describe that idea. Let’s pretend that a hypothetical advertising agency is looking to hire an entry-level copywriter. The agency is looking for someone who is, among other things, a creative thinker, skilled writer, has at least six months of agency/related experience, and has an undergraduate degree in marketing. Now let’s say that the agency has narrowed its search to two final candidates whose resumes include these qualities: Candidate A: Two years of writing in professional settings; one…

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Switch It Up: The Benefits of Reverse Mentoring

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As the world continues to move at a faster pace each day, companies need to ensure that they have processes and programs in place to ensure that employees keep pace with new information, trends, and technologies impacting their business. As world evolves, the nature of each job evolves as well. We’re constantly learning and integrating different technologies into our daily lives, especially at the office. And while some employees have no problems adjusting to this kind of change, others – perhaps at times, older workers – have a more difficult time keeping up. If this issue seems familiar to your…

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