Posts Categorized: Tips for Managers

Career Lessons Learned from the Cavs NBA Championship

It feels surreal, but it’s not a dream! The Cleveland Cavaliers ended the 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland. As remarkable as ending the drought is, even more remarkable is the way they accomplished this feat. Now, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the reigning champions, and the organization has achieved the ultimate goal of… Read More »

6 Ways to Avoid I-9 Penalties

If Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) came knocking at your door, would your company be prepared for an I-9 audit? If you are unsure, then the answer is most likely “no.”  The ICE is cracking down on I-9 compliance issues, conducting more than 3,000 audits per year, and leveling large fines to companies for I-9… Read More »

5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal With Them

Toxic employees can destroy employee morale and chase good employees out of your company. In a 2015 study conducted by Cornerstone onDemand, a leader in cloud-based applications for talent management, good employees quit at a 54% higher rate when they work with toxic employees. Furthermore, the cost of onboarding a toxic employee ($12,800) is three… Read More »

A Fresh Idea for Staffing Your Hard-to-Fill Skilled Trade Jobs

The job market is tight and you have several unfilled openings for hard-to-find candidates, causing your company to lose production unless you pay overtime to your current staff. You’re not alone. According to a recent Boston Consulting Group report, by 2020 there will be a shortage of 875,000 machinists, welders, maintenance technicians and industrial engineers.… Read More »

Five Forrest Gump Traits Every Manager Should Have

Recently, I was channel surfing and I stumbled upon the movie, Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is one of those films that if it is on television, I’m compelled to watch it. And each time I see it, I am awed by the way this seemingly benign and unintelligent character, expertly played by Tom Hanks, had… Read More »

Are You Missing Out on Top Employees?

Hiring and retaining the best talent in today’s economy is as tough as it’s ever been.  Unless you’re Apple or Google, simply tweeting out “We’re hiring” isn’t going to have the top employees in the industry beating down your door.  As a smaller business or start-up, you have to have a well-defined hiring process in… Read More »

Realigning Your Goals to End 2013 Successfully

It’s hard to believe we are already in the 4th quarter of 2013.  Don’t let the next month slip away in a hectic blur as you hustle to complete goals and reach targets.  Instead, take a step back, evaluate your organization, and make sure 2013 comes to a successful end. Review Your Key Objectives for… Read More »