5 Secrets of a Likable Manager

Being a good boss isn’t about giving orders. That’s what a dictator does. An effective manager should to lead by example, show respect for his or her employees, and inspire subordinates to give their best efforts. It helps greatly if employees like their manager. It takes an incredibly rare individual to be unlikable yet still… Read more »

Jackson’s Guide to Hiring

Staffing needs can change. The economy has its ups and downs – in Jackson and nationally. You win (or lose) big projects. The skills that you need to hire for can evolve over time. How can you effectively analyze, respond to and manage your Jackson staffing needs? Here’s a guide for  Analyze Your Current and… Read more »

Ways of Effectively Measuring Employee Turnover

No company is exempt from the facts; all businesses will experience some degree of employee turnover.  Replacing lost employees requires a great deal of effort from recruiting qualified candidates, to conducting interviews and training new hires, in turn, costing the company valuable time and money, not to mention taking its toll on employee morale.  This… Read more »

How to Avoid a Talent Shortage

Even the most diligent companies sometimes find themselves seeking top talent to fill the shoes of a previous employee. Working hard to recruit and retain quality employees is essential for any business, however, no manager can fully prepare for every aspect of what the future may hold for a company’s workforce. In all actuality, the… Read more »

Managing the Tortoise and the Hare

In any given company, a manager can be tasked with overseeing and coaching several different work types. Although this can be a challenge, it is the manager’s duty and responsibility to ensure all employees on the team are being as productive as possible – even if this requires managing certain employees in different ways.  While… Read more »

Four Ways to Help Your Team Keep the Winter Blues at Bay

Once again, the holiday season has come and gone and businesses everywhere are back to the grind in full force. For many of us, the winter weather can greatly affect our mood and sometimes, even our productivity. When left unchecked, the simple winter blues can evolve into burnout sticks around long after the snow has… Read more »

How to Best Work with a Staffing Agency

Why do you use temporary employees? To fill in for absentee full-timers? To help you complete special projects? To handle peak seasons? More importantly, how do you use temps? Are you using them to best of their abilities and getting the most return on your investment? Answer that last question with a resounding “Yes!” by following these… Read more »

3 Ways Employee Referral Programs Can Help Your Business

If you are not implementing an employee referral system in your company, you may want to give one some thought. Diligent, motivated employees typically surround themselves with like-minded people and statistics show it; referred employees have higher retention rates and increase employee engagement in their company. Well-designed referral programs identify top prospects that may not… Read more »

Helping Your Team Find Purpose in their Positions

Why is it important for your team to see that their work has meaning? Because most people need to know that their job exists for a reason, and they want to know that their work helps others or makes the world a better place. And if they understand this purpose, they’ll be more engaged and… Read more »

Seasonal Staffing in Jackson: 5 Best Practices to Follow

The holidays are peak season for many businesses in Jackson. Ensuring your staffing levels are adequate during this busy time can be a challenge, especially if you have limited resources. To help you make it through end-of-the-year demands – and not just survive, but thrive – here are five best practices for seasonal staffing: Plan… Read more »