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Thanks mostly to technology, today’s professionals must constantly be advancing their skill set. Both employees and employers have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has the skills they need to stay relevant in today’s business environment. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t a lot of spare time in the workday to dedicate to learning, especially when it… Read more »

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Identifying the best applicants to hire for your organization is a high-stakes affair, as bad hires can take a massive toll on your company, including the costs to replace them. Experienced hiring managers have a short set of top questions they use to rapidly determine what they have to know from a candidate; in regard… Read more »

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When we think of employee training, we typically think of two things: safety and training on procedures. However, there are many types of training from which your employees could benefit, including diversity, sexual conduct, customer service, and quality assurance. Furthermore, there are many different ways to present training material. Consider the following types of training… Read more »

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Employees need good training to thrive in their jobs, and sales employees are no exception. Without sufficient training, your sales team will not reach its potential, negatively impacting your company. Poor training can also have lasting effects, as more experienced sales reps fall behind the curve and newer reps don’t have good examples to follow…. Read more »

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Workplace diversity means a clash of personalities, work habits, opinions and ideas, and while a good business can harness differences, it requires strong leadership. Managing different personalities in the workplace starts with the proper team-first mindset. Managers should also focus on listening to, learning from and responding to workers regarding their concerns and points of… Read more »

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Safety audits assess the effectiveness of a safety program, look to find out if safety measures are still current and determine if established guidelines are being followed. Since they can be time-consuming, companies don’t carry out audits very often. However, they are extremely necessary to prevent injuries and even deaths. Because safety hazards can change… Read more »

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Company drug testing is a practical and cost-effective approach to identifying illicit drug use among current staff members or job candidates. Employers looking to prevent on-the-job use of illicit drugs and alcohol can test for use and terminate staff members who test positive. Employers should know that employees with drug abuse issues do have protections… Read more »