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Top 4 Workforce Issues That Businesses are Facing Today

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 20, 2015

The workforce is constantly changing and professional development skills and training should adapt as well. As society and the economy evolves, so does its workforce. In a rapidly changing market it is important to observe and predict trends as a business owner and/or professional. In this article, we’ve outlined four of the top workforce issues that we believe businesses should be aware of in order to make the most strategic business decisions, and avoid any surprises.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership

8 Ways to Prepare for the Interview (Part 1 for the Interviewer)

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on August 04, 2015

It’s been one of those days filled with a million deadlines and hundreds of small crises, that you almost forgot about the interviews you’ve scheduled for an open position. While you may think you’ve got the upper hand here, you still want to be prepared.

Sure, the candidates are interested in the position, but it’s your job to sell them on it and ensure you are following the best steps to help you choose the right person for the job. Remember, during the interview process, candidates are deciding whether they want to work for you as much as you’re deciding whether to hire them. Great candidates don’t want to work for a manager that seems unorganized and uninterested in their time, or a company that doesn’t match their personal needs.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications

Tips to Keep Your Employees Motivated During the Summer

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on July 28, 2015

Summer can be a distracting time for the most motivated employee which leaves managers struggling to keep company morale high. Mostly, we associate being productive with being on task; yet, research indicates that is not always the case. Here are a few tips you can begin using today to keep your employees motivated all throughout the summer.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership

Interviewing 101: Tips for New Business Owners

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 01, 2015

Staffing is a pressing concern for all types of new business owners. The operations of your business depend on having a solid team that is able to execute deliverables consistently. Recruitment is a $20 billion industry in the United States for this reason.

As a new business owner, you will most likely keep your recruitment process in-house, so that those resources can be used for operations or development. For this reason, it is important to become as well-versed as possible in best practices for the interview process, in order to attract and select the best people for your team.

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Topics: Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Growing a Business

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