Transcript: So, let’s look at some of the statistics around finding, hiring, and keeping employees. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics tells us that across the nation we have a 4% unemployment rate. Here in Oakland County we are at a 3.2% unemployment rate, which basically tells you that we are gainfully employed. People…

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Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about the dangers of depending on the internet and technology to do your hiring for you and how to find that healthy mix. Algorithms You can set up your wants, needs, and requirements for your perfect candidate, but technology cannot determine personality. You can get a sense…

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It can cost you a third of an employee’s salary to replace them if they leave. That’s a lot of dough, but we are really here to discuss turnover and how to prevent it. Fortunately, a lot of the ways employees report on what they need out of a company to stay are common sense.…

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We all know that one guy who thinks hiring is easy. All you need to do is put up a posting on ZipRecruiter or Indeed and voila! Instant hire. Well, newsflash, that may not be the only thing that guy is doing wrong during the hiring process. Here are some hiring faux-pas that we should…

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A quick search about buzzwords will lead you to pages of Google results telling you which words are in, which words are out, and which words we should have never started using in the first place. Buzzwords are in their own right part of the business jargon, and that’s why its important to be able…

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Have you ever asked why your employees like your brand? Is it your mission statement, your procedures, your company morals, or is because you were hiring? Who’s going to be honest with you? Employees can be an important part of your brand. Newsflash: When you own a company, you cannot be around for every decision,…

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We all get into ruts sometimes. Whether it be from lack of sleep, motivation, inspiration. It’s important to not ignore the signs your brain is giving to you that something is off. Here’s some stuff you can do to get back on track For When You Don’t Care We’ve all hit that proverbial wall. Sometimes…

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The dreaded “B” word in the office. Bonding. Why do we even need team bonding anyway? Well, I’ll tell you why. 1. You don’t know your employees from Adam If you own a midsize to large company, it may be hard to get to know all of your employees personally. Use people you have hired…

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There are two sides to every job. The good and the bad. It feels good when you are promoting, awarding, or congratulating employees for a job well done. Unfortunately, there will be a time when you have to have “the talk” with one. It’s important to know how to handle mistakes that employees make. It’s…

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You’ve Heard it before: Communication is key. Communication is like the oil in a machine. Without it, the machine will never work, and if it gets mucked up the machine won’t work as well as you want. But why is something that we do every day sometimes so difficult? Well, here are some reasons why…

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