Posted

It’s a headache for any manager – how do you handle an employee who isn’t performing up to par?  One way that has produced results is called the performance improvement plan. This process is set up to enable better communication between a manager and the staff member and also to make clear to the employee… Read more »

Posted

Salary negotiations with prospective employees are seldom simple.  Job candidates will want to negotiate on a range of issues beyond that of the base salary.  And you the employer will also have a number of issues to consider when making an offer. As an employer, you will be looking at what level the job is… Read more »

Posted

Ah, the Drama Queen. The Backstabber. The Suck Up. The Prima Donna: All well-known “difficult” co-workers. Every company has them. No matter how big or how small is the firm at which you work, you’re going to have to deal with these folks at some point in your career, either as colleagues, subordinates  — or… Read more »

Posted

Do you marry someone the first day you meet him or her? Do you not take a car out for a test drive before purchasing it? Do you try on clothes before buying? That’s the same premise — the “test drive” — of Winston Resources’ “temp-to-hire” service. A temp-to-hire assignment is when you tell us… Read more »

Posted

Don’t let the tough job market stop you from going for a promotion. If you’ve proved your value to your employer you can earn a promotion, no matter if layoffs are ongoing or imminent. Promotions can be had in any economy — to top performers. That’s really the key: to earn a promotion you really… Read more »

Posted

Now that you’ve hired someone to fill a position, you’ll want to get your new working relationship started right. Which means you’ll need to begin his or her time with your company with something of a bang. Below are some tips on how to get your new employee started at your company with a positive… Read more »

Posted

Write a poor recruitment ad and you’ll get weak applicants. You’ll also probably receive too many applicants, leading to you or your human resources staff spending far too much time culling resumes and even possibly conducting first interviews with people who aren’t a good fit — or even qualified — for the job. What’s more,… Read more »

Posted

If you are a small- to mid-size business, outsourcing your payroll and benefits administration may be the way to go to save money. When you think about the time and money you spend on payroll and benefits processing, it makes sense to use a payroll provider.  For a small company, an in-house payroll department can… Read more »

Posted

Today, hiring and keeping talented and high performing people in your company is an economic imperative. It starts at the top with the company leadership.  Your rising stars want to know that the leadership has a direction they want to take the organization, and clear cut goals they want to reach.  The plan does not… Read more »

Posted

When interviewing for a job, you naturally are trying your best to impress a prospective employer, and much of your time has most likely been spent preparing for an interviewer’s questions. But it is important to remember that a job interview is a two-way street.  You need to make sure that this is a place… Read more »