What Will Mississippi Offices Look Like with Employees Returning?

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For many professionals, working from home now feels like the norm. However, offices are starting to reopen, causing your team to have to adapt once again. There’s a strong chance that the transition won’t be entirely smooth. Additionally, the COVID-19 situation remains relatively fluid, and it may not stabilize for some time. If you are… Read more »

Do You Have the Personality Trait Top Leaders Share?

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To be a successful leader, you often need a robust skill set. Along with subject-matter expertise, you have to be adept at guiding others through the challenges of today and toward a brighter future. While it may seem that the path to long-term success can be highly varied, there is a trait that most strong… Read more »

How to Make the First Day Count When Onboarding

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty. Making the new hire’s first… Read more »

Is Your Workplace Guilty of Age Discrimination?

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Being treated differently as a candidate or employee because of your age can be problematic, creating obstacles that can harm your ability to advance your career. While discriminating against individuals who are 40 years old and older is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), that doesn’t mean it never occurs.  This form… Read more »

What to Do When Your Top Candidate Rejects Your Offer

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Finding the ideal candidate feels like a major win. While every hiring manager hopes their perfect candidate will become their next new hire, that isn’t always the case. If your top choice rejects your job offer, that positive feeling can take a quick turn, leaving you disheartened, frustrated and even confused. Luckily, even if your… Read more »

5 Tips to Keep Temporary Employees Engaged During a Heat Wave

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Working during the hot summer months can be challenging. However, if your area is experiencing a heat wave, it can increase the difficulty dramatically. As a result, engagement can tumble thanks to the extreme weather. However, there are things you can do to keep your temporary employees engaged. Here’s what you need to know. 1…. Read more »

Wait…Employees Are More Engaged When You Let Them Use Social Media?!

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Employee engagement remains a hot topic. Engaged employees are typically more productive and satisfied with their positions than their disengaged counterparts, and may be more likely to stay on long-term too. As a result, companies need to focus on ways to improve engagement in their workforce. Otherwise, they risk falling behind the competition. While it’s… Read more »

5 Changes You Can Make to Improve Employee Well-Being

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Employee well-being can have a substantial impact on business. When workers are stressed, productivity can fall, mistakes can increase, and tension can rise. In contrast, happy workers tend to be more efficient, engaged, and focused. While it may seem that employee well-being is largely out of your control, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an… Read more »

Why You Should Hire for Character (and How To Do That)

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  During the hiring process, most managers focus on hard skills and experience when identifying top candidates. While a person certainly needs the technical aptitude to manage the role, hiring based on those points alone could leave you wanting, and a single bad hire can create a lot of havoc. Instead of only considering a… Read more »

Get Your Workplace Energy Back Up After the Holiday Season

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  Now that the holiday season is over, many professionals are heading to the workplace feeling a bit drained. While the holidays are a wonderful time, they typically require a lot of energy, and can even be stress inducing. As things begin to return back to normal, having enough workplace energy available to make it… Read more »