How’s Business? Nashville’s Employment and Economic Outlook

It’s that time of year again! Each spring, we take a step back to evaluate how the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market are doing. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), we’ve compiled a few insights that… Read more »

Stormy Weather: Pay and Absence Tips for Inclement Weather

Winter is just around the corner. And with it comes incredibly unpredictable weather conditions. Icy roads. And even sleet or snow. So here’s the big question for today’s post: When inclement weather hits, are your HR policies up to the challenge? According to an ERC/smart Business Workplace Practice Survey, only 39% of employers have a… Read more »

Want to Get MORE Out of Employees? Ask Them to Work LESS!

  Hmmm… Work less and get more done? That sounds too good to be true. But if you look at your team’s “to do” lists, how much of their is actually spent on high-value, high-return activities? And how much more productive would your employees be, if you could completely eliminate “busy work” – and the… Read more »

In Defense of the Phone Call

If you’re like most Middle Tennessee business professionals, you probably rely heavily on digital communication – texting, email, online chat, IMs and social media – to get work done.  The truth is, technology has made it easier than ever to communicate.  You can carry on multiple “conversations” at the same time, without ever seeing or… Read more »

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 –… Read more »

Staffing Tips for Middle Tennessee Employers: How to Onboard Temporary Employees

Working as a temporary employee can be a daunting task. Think about it for a minute.  With each new assignment, a contingent worker faces a fresh set of challenges.  He has to: find his way to and around a new work location; learn how to use new computer systems, tools, machinery or other equipment; fit… Read more »