Diversity in the Workplace: It’s More Than Just Race

More than half of the workers in the U.S. are minorities. Added to the diversity of different cultures, there are gender considerations, age groups, religion, education, fashion, beliefs, diet, and a variety of other choices that make us all very different and add to the complexity of getting everyone on task and dedicated to achieving…

Webinar: HTML for Beginners

Your website is the lifeblood of your organization. As such, it’s important to keep everything on your site as up to date as possible. But what if you’re not a computer person? What happens when you need to make a change right away? Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a computer expert…

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

When the Industrial Age gave way to the Information Age, young college graduates became the new experts. Turning 40 meant facing a new reality: out with the old, in with the new. Now there are laws to protect older workers. Even so, age discrimination accounts for 20 percent of all complaints filed with the U.S.…

Trouble in Paradise? How to Confront the Unproductive Employee

Managers may not think of themselves as firemen, responding to crises with disciplined and well-considered action in an effort to contain potentially volatile firestorms. But this is often the case, especially when an employee’s production dips far below the line of acceptability. Ultimately, the workplace requires its team members to conform to uniform and realistic…

Interview Tips and Questions to Help Recruit the Best

Employees are your most valuable company resource. As a manager, you’re responsible for training, motivating, and keeping them.  But many managers are also involved in selecting them. Your skill at interviewing plays a vital role in ensuring the right candidate is chosen in the first place. Preparation is a critical first step in the hiring…

6 Sources for Recruiting Your Next Employees

There’s a lot of information out there about where job applicants look when they want to find a job. Popular opinion points to online. Industry surveys challenge this thinking and say that most jobs are actually filled internally or through referrals. Regardless, if you’re trying to hire, here are some tips to finding the right…