We all have different communication styles, ways of thinking and making decisions, and individual motivations. Why should the way we go about showing appreciation be any different? I intentionally used the word appreciation versus recognition because there’s a big difference and impact between the two approaches. (more…)
As a business owner, I have always believed in the philosophy of paying employees what I needed to hire the right person for the right job. I certainly could not afford to pay them more than they needed, or asked for, and every dollar saved would be reinvested into growing my business.
This seemed like a win-win. If I placed a job opening for a receptionist and published that the job paid $40,000, would I be shooting myself in the foot if the ideal candidate would have taken the job for $35,000? (more…)
After Labor Day, the busy season for college recruitment is on. University campuses across the U.S. are welcoming incoming freshmen, and a few weeks into the school year they’ll be rolling out the red carpet for corporate recruiters.
Between job fair registration, booth presentation, collateral and travel, college recruitment can seem overwhelming to an employer. For a large and growing corporation, college recruitment is a natural fit. For a small- or medium-sized business, the idea of a formal recruitment program may seem unnecessary and a bit intimidating. (more…)
Kansas City’s summer temperatures can make dressing for the day a sticky challenge. As a business owner, you may be wondering whether a reminder about “appropriate workplace attire” needs to be on the agenda. Like it or not, beach-themed fashions may have already flip-flopped into the office. (more…)
In economic terms, an unemployment rate between 4 and 6.4 percent is considered full employment. By any standard of measure, our nation is at full employment. If you are trying to fill job vacancies at your company, then you know firsthand how challenging recruiting talented employees really is today.(more…)
The legislative movement aims to increase the opportunities for gainful employment in candidates with criminal histories by banning the checkbox commonly found on job applications that asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”(more…)