Category Archives: Human Resources

Hire The Right Employee (Part 1 of 2)

The following post is re-published with permission from our friend Chuck Clement at My Payroll Agent and Paytime Payroll.

One of the biggest challenges businesses today face is r ecruiting top talent. Sure, finding someone who is interested in working for you may be easy, but finding the right employee for your company is easier said than done. To help facilitate the hiring process, many companies employ a number of tactics such as personality tests, competence tests and a variety of interviewing techniques. We would like to share some of these tactics with you.

Look At The Interview Process From Different Angles.

Approaching an interview from several different angles is the key to finding your ideal candidate. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked by the busy employer. Interviewing is a two-way street. Just as you are exploring how well a potential candidate will fit into your company, they are exploring whether they truly wish to work for you. If you are looking to bring your A-game to the interview process, then prepare by following the five steps below:

5 Steps For Preparing To Hire The Right Employee:

1. Organize Yourself: You expect your candidates to prepare extensively for their interviews, right? So why shouldn’t you? If you truly want the best candidate to work for you, put aside time to create a checklist of the qualities and skills you hope to find in such an employee. Read the rest of this entry


FREE Word-of-Mouth Advertising

We all know that word-of-mouth advertising is one of the cheapest and most effective types of advertising that you and your company can get. In order to make this happen, you need to get out of your office and network with people at your local Chamber of Commerce, industry association or a business card exchange event.

However, the reality is this: Very few people go to these events to buy what you are selling.   Read the rest of this entry

‘Tis the Season of Not Passing Out

Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and summer! After an unusually warm winter, there is no doubt that the summer heat approaching us will be something to take into concern. Whether you are outside working construction or in a kitchen sweating over a hot stove, taking the necessary precautions to protect your employees and yourself is a must. Here are some pointers from The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on how to keep your working environment “pass out proof.”

  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing
  • Avoid the morning coffee, caffeine and sugar are a catalyst for dehydration
  • Provide workers with plenty of cool water. The water should be at a temperature of 50-60°F if possible.
  • Even though hydrating is great, be aware that drinking more than 12 quarts of fluid in 24 hours is harmful to the body.

Know What You Feel:

  • Profuse sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Slurred speech
  • Chills
  • Throbbing headache
  • Pale or flushed complexion
  • Muscle cramps
  • Slightly elevated body temperature
  • & Shallow breathing are all signs of a Heat Stress related illness

Tuesday Tips: 4 Ways to Make Your Workday More Enjoyable

There isn’t any doubt that a comfortable work space leads to a more productive work output. Whether you are constantly on the go or in your cubicle in front of a computer screen for nine hours, a cozy and delightful atmosphere will make your time at work that much more enjoyable. Here are a few tips to make your Tuesday at work a little more pleasant:

  • Play Happy Music.
Our very own Loree Peele is famous for this. You can always hear her jamming out to music that has a nice beat and sends a nice message. Maybe this is why she always has a smile on her face.
  • Stay Organized.
Being organized does not only entail your desk area, but it also includes your calendars and event logs. Creating a system to track goals and events will help you get to them faster and in a more productive fashion.
  • Make It Home.
Our work spaces are pretty much our second homes and nothing  says home like a couple of pictures of friends and family to go with a nice smelling candle.
  • Take Water & Snack Breaks.
The human brain is made up of about 90% water so it only makes sense to replenish a natural occurrence. Water can also rid you of those horrible pre-lunch hunger headaches. Take the time out to snack on foods like blueberries, bananas and almonds. These are all power foods and can give you the natural boost to get you through the rest of the day.

Enjoy these Tuesday Tips & don’t forget to take advantage of every opportunity! — MembersSAVE