Common Traits of Successful People

Posted

What leads to success? Most people would probably come up with similar qualities that are necessary for success – determination, fortitude, courage, a willingness to keep learning. These are but a few of the more common ones. But research has also revealed that there are other traits that many successful people have in common, ones… Read more »

Stopping Talent Loss

Posted

There’s no way you can completely stop good employees from leaving. It may even be harder now as the economy improves and some of your best employees go on to other opportunities with other NYC companies. Employees also leave because their spouse got a great new opportunity across state and there’s nothing you can do… Read more »

Never Say This to Your Employees

Posted

Being a good boss means establishing good communication with your employees. It means being open and honest with them, respecting them and their efforts. It means doing what you can to help them succeed. It means creating an atmosphere of trust and teamwork. There are many ways to create a good work atmosphere, and ways… Read more »

Ginning Up Your Willpower

Posted

Willpower. It is a quality that we are all striving to get more of. Our busy lives demand a healthy amount of it. The good news is that, like our muscles, we can develop our willpower through exercising it. However, just like our muscles, we can over exert it as well. Research indicates that when… Read more »

To Hire or Not to Hire an Entrepreneur

Posted

You are looking to fill an open position. Among your many job applicants are a few people who have been entrepreneurs, people who have started their own company or companies. So the question that arises is whether you should hire an entrepreneur or not. As with anything, there are reasons in favor of hiring an… Read more »

Managing Remote Employees

Posted

In today’s work environment, more and more people are working outside the office. This type of arrangement presents its own kinds of challenges for employees and managers. Many managers may assume that because workers are at remote locations, there is less need to supervise and work with them. But business experts say that just the… Read more »

Why Workers are not Engaged and What to do About It

Posted

Surveys routinely show that a large majority of the workforce is not engaged with their work. One recent poll put the number around 70 percent. And that number has remained constant over time. This naturally is a concern to companies who want to get the most from their workers, who want to keep their efficiency… Read more »

“Problem” Candidate or Diamond in the Rough?

Posted

Is a person who has been out of work for six months or longer damaged goods? What about someone who is “overqualified” for your open position? Should you never hire someone with a criminal record? Sometimes, candidates who have some sort of black mark on their job history aren’t as problematic as they may appear… Read more »

Performance-Based Training — Is It Right for Your Company?

Posted

Training is important to any business to make sure employees stay up to date with the latest knowledge and to improve their skill sets. One good way to train employees is through performance-based learning. Research has shown that performance-based learning can cut the time it takes to train employees by up to half, while at… Read more »

Improving Company Morale

Posted

Having an engaged workforce is high on the priority list for most companies. But even though most companies know how important employee morale is, recent research has shown that people who are dissatisfied with their jobs outnumber those who enjoy their work by a margin of two to one. If your company is attempting to… Read more »