Respect at Work: Are you earning it or losing it?

  “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” –Confucius “Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.” –Eldridge Cleaver You can’t gain respect by reading quotes like these. You can’t buy your team’s respect. You can’t have it handed to you on a silver platter from an outgoing leader. […]

Maximizing Productivity in a Cubicle Work Environment

The upsides of cubicles? They open up work space. They promote idea-sharing and simplify access. They’re great for closely knit teams because they encourage collaboration. The downsides? They can be noisy. Interior cubicles can be dark. They make it difficult to get focus work done. The simple fact is, a cubicle work arrangement is a […]

Middle Tennessee Recruiters’ Guide to Writing Better Offer Letters

You’ve combed through a barrage of resumes with a critical eye.  You’ve conducted several rounds of interviews.  You’ve checked references and narrowed the field. You’ve put a ton of time and energy into the selection process, and you’ve finally found “the one.”  Is it really necessary to submit a formal offer letter? Yes – here’s […]

Recruiting in Nashville: Train Managers for Employee Retention

According to a recent article, your managers can be a “secret weapon” against attrition. Although unemployment remains high in Tennessee, the number of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs rose in July, signalling a boost in job seeker confidence.  As the employment pendulum swings, retention is becoming a key concern for the region.  What should […]

Want to Be More Successful? Make Your Mornings More Productive

Mornings are a fantastic time to get things done.  There are fewer interruptions, the day is still full of possibilities and your willpower is renewed after a good night’s sleep.  When you check things off your To Do list in the morning, you head into the afternoon feeling as though you’ve really accomplished something – […]

Bias in Interviewing – Why Even the Best of Us May Be Guilty of It

Have you ever heard of implicit bias? In simplest terms, it’s bias that someone doesn’t even know he has.  Scientists have learned that the average person only has conscious access to about 5% of his brain.  As a result, much of the work a typical person’s brain does is on an unconscious level. Implicit bias […]