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Would You Try THAT?! Unconventional Ways to Boost Employee Productivity

Call them “out of the box.” Call them “unconventional.” Call them “strange.” However you choose to describe these productivity boosters, one thing is sure: they’ll go a long way toward refreshing, refocusing and re-energizing your team (especially during a summer productivity slump). Get Visual. Try color therapy. Research shows that the color yellow positively affects… Read more »

Mastering the Modern Office Dress Code

Have an unlimited wardrobe budget and a professional stylist? Who does?! But frankly, you don’t need either. If you’re headed to an interview or angling for a promotion, you just need some sound advice. Below, we share our Cool Springs employment agency’s best tips for mastering the modern office dress code (without spending a fortune).… Read more »

Recruiting Pain? Here’s Why It Hurts – and What to Do About It

“UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IMPROVE ACROSS ALL COUNTIES“ This headline, published by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD), is great news for Middle Tennessee’s economy. But if you’re trying to recruit great people? Not so much. The latest data from the TDLWD paints a stark picture of our state’s employment landscape: just 2 of… Read more »

Resume Round Up: 4 Must-Read Posts to Make the Cut – and Get that Interview!

Writing a resume for the first time? Need to dust off an outdated resume? Want to make your resume more competitive? You’ve come to the right place! Below are summaries and links to 4 posts to help ensure your resume gets read, presents your experience in the best light, and increases your chances of landing… Read more »

Want to Make Your Middle TN Company More Innovative?

Hire GHEAL innovators. People with a GHEAL “Glass Half Empty and Leaking” perspective aren’t negative or pessimistic (as the label suggests). They’re forward-thinkers who: question the status quo; identify potential threats on the horizon; ferret out new problems to solve and opportunities upon which to capitalize; can turn your organization into a serial innovation firm.… Read more »

Great Ways to Make the Most of Your Staycation

It’s vacation time! But perhaps finances are a bit tight. Or, maybe a family member’s schedule is too hectic for them to take a full week off work. Heck, maybe the thought of packing and traveling just doesn’t appeal to you. None of these things should stop you from enjoying your vacation days. Jetting off… Read more »

Retaliation Claims: 4 Ways to Reduce Your Risks

You just had to reprimand or terminate an employee. They’re MAD – and threatening to sue, because they claim your actions were in retaliation for their complaints about being harassed or discriminated against at work. Are you breaking into a cold sweat – or keeping your cool? Retaliation claims are the leading type of allegations… Read more »

Weather: HOT. Productivity…NOT?

The mercury is rising. Schools are closing. Vacations are looming. And employee productivity? Well, get ready for a real nose dive…unless you’re being proactive, that is. Summer brings with it excitement, fun and myriad distractions. Even if your employees show up to work, their minds may be on anything BUT work. What are the best… Read more »

“Can’t we all just get along?” Hire Smarter to Prevent Workplace Conflict

Your new hire is great at their job. Well, parts of it, at least. Now that they’ve been working with your team for a few weeks, you’ve noticed that they bristle at constructive criticism. And they’re occasionally abrupt with coworkers. In fact, just the other day, one of your best employees complained to you about… Read more »

Go Ahead. Impress Me!

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Cliche? Maybe. True? Definitely – especially when you’re starting a new assignment or direct position. At work, first impressions matter – a lot! Supervisors and co-workers naturally size you up within the first few moments of meeting you, making snap judgments based on: the… Read more »