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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 »

How to React to an Employee Who Visibly “Just Needs a Minute” to Regroup

Helping Employee that is Stressed

Some employees handle stress better than others. So, from time to time, you may notice an employee who appears to be overwhelmed—and possibly about to break down. As an employer, what can you do to help? Five Ways to Approach a Frazzled Employee It’s all in your technique and your support process. To help an employee decompress, you can follow these… Read more »

What Do I Wear to an Industrial Job Interview?

Clothes matter. Ask anyone who is preparing to interview a potential candidate. The clothes you wear show that you’re taking the situation seriously and that you have respect for the person interviewing you, as well as for yourself. Your clothing helps display your professionalism and commitment to doing well at the interview. And to understand… Read more »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Maintaining Communication with Candidates When Hiring

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

Keep Drama Out of Any Workplace

Some employees may have a flare for the dramatic. But this rarely adds positive energy to the team (unless you’re an improv group or creating major motion pictures). Instead, drama adds tension to the work environment and can put others on edge, detracting from productivity and teamwork. Five Ways to Decrease Drama Amongst Employees It’s… Read more »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Finding a Job in Nashville TN

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read more »

Three Problems Every Warehouse Deals With

In our current economy, essential industries are busier than ever. Some employees find themselves working from home, while others—such as warehouse workers—are still out on the front lines. Many consumers are relying on online ordering to fulfill needs for groceries, household items and other products, plus stores are scrambling to restock certain in-demand items. This… Read more »