DID YOU KNOW: The talent pool is shrinking. Why? Confidence in the growing economy has led to major hiring spikes. Now those qualified and happy employees are off the market. This is especially true for the skilled trades. Over the past several years, employers have been taking advantage of the economic boom by expanding their…

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As some of you may know, I started my career at SRS as an intern. I will be the first one to advocate for interns in the office. Here are some of the reasons why you should too: Interns are the future. If a company wants to survive through the generations, you have to hire…

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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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There are more than two types of people in the workplace, but if we are going to overgeneralize: Let’s focus on the introverts vs the extroverts. Sometimes it’s hard to communicate with people who don’t communicate the same way. We all have social meters. Introverts like their meters to stay low and tend to get…

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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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Personality is different depending on who you are talking to. Your mom might call you driven, polite, and chivalrous. Your employees might feel a different way. What’s important is that your personality is a leader personality. As an employer, wouldn’t you want to be the best leader for your company? Good leaders attract good employees.…

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Performance waxes and wanes throughout the year, it’s inevitable. As an executive, low performance is one of the worst things you can hear. But how on earth do you combat it? Sometimes it’s more complicated than a lazy manager or understaffing. Sometimes it’s something in the company itself. It can go back to company culture…

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As a leader, your company is your vision. This means that you will choose how to run it, how people will dress, and the policies everyone will follow, but is your vision all business? What I mean is a business is made of people, not machines. A company will never be perfect, but the how…

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It is important when you are posting a job for the workload to match with the salary offered. You wouldn’t have a CEO work for minimum wage, right? But how can you know what is appropriate compensation for every job? Odds are, you haven’t worked in every job in your company, so you’ll have to…

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If you’re hiring, it makes sense to review the policies and procedures up front right? Yea, but that is if you have a clear set of them. Using outdated or vague policies does not help the training process, it could hinder it by making the rules hard to follow. Having a clear manual will help…

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