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Three Steps to Becoming the Leader You Wish You Were

Becoming a Better Leader in Nashville Tennessee

What comes to mind when you think of a good leader? You might call to mind a person whom employees admire and respect, with qualities that inspire people to do and be the same. The best leaders are influential because they show those around them what it means to have depth of character and good… Read more »

How to Motivate Yourself Amidst an Otherwise Unproductive and Frustrating Day at Work

Staying Motivated During an Unproductive Day at Work

If you’re having a bad day, it can rob you of your motivation and focus. Getting disappointing news or being on the receiving end of unfortunate events outside your control (for example a traffic jam or someone else’s bad mood) can do a number on your outlook and even your confidence. But if you use… Read more »

How to Effectively Become a Part of the Team While Navigating a Remote Onboarding Process

Remote Onboarding Process | Wood Personnel Services

Working remotely is more possible now than ever before for many industries. Technology enables employees to complete assignments right from the comfort of home, attend meetings, log hours and more. Still, remote work can be isolating without direct coworker interaction. As a new employee, you may worry that without contact with your fellow employees, you… Read more »

[Navigating Difficult Conversations] Performance Evaluations and Demotions

Discussing a demotion with an employee can be a challenging conversation. This situation is often seen as negative, especially if it’s related to a reduction in pay. It’s important to prepare for this conversation to help it go as smoothly as possible, and most critical to present it as positively as possible to be respectful… Read more »

Feeling stressed or depressed? Kickstart your day with a morning workout!

Benefit of Morning Workout

Many of us are feeling the stress of the current situation in the world. And all this worry can detract from our well-being and quality of life. But did you know that exercising can help? By getting your heart pumping every day, you will not only feel better, you can also reduce the anxiety you… Read more »

COVID-19 Employee Burnout

According to Monster’s recent “State of the Candidate” survey, 51% of the employees who are telecommuting said they are experiencing burnout and overwork. More than half of the workers surveyed don’t plan to take any PTO during quarantine for a variety of reasons including concerns about job security. Maintain boundaries Before COVID-19, the topic of… Read more »

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Salary/Raise Negotiations

Discussing Salary Negotiations with Employees

Talking with employees about money can be an awkward conversation to have. Still, it’s a topic you will eventually need to cover. Raises, promotions and bonuses are part of the compensation package at many companies, and of course before they happen, you need to let employees know. With practice and the right skills, you can ease the pressure of conversations about… Read more »

Celebrating Memorial Day—At a Distance

Get out of the house and celebrate while staying safe and healthy. Have a Block Party Instead of the backyard, move your cookout to the front yard. Grab your favorite foods and enjoy a meal outside. It’s as simple as setting up a table in your driveway and chatting with your neighbors—while staying six feet… Read more »

Why you should pick up the phone when a recruiter calls

Whether you’re happily employed or not-so-happily employed, a recruiter is a valuable ally to have on your side. But if you’re contacted out of the blue, you might not be sure how to respond. Well, the answer is: don’t ignore a recruiter’s call! To understand why, check out these reasons from a top provider of… Read more »

Don’t SLACK! Your virtual interview is just as important as an in-person interview

Improving Your Virtual Interview

Do you have an upcoming video interview? You may be wondering how to prepare! Even though you’ll be taking the interview from the comfort of your own home, it’s not a reason to show up in your pajamas or on your front porch. Remember that even though a video interview may feel more informal than an… Read more »