Motivation Secrets: Getting Beyond Pay Raises

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For a business of any size, employee motivation is one of the fundamental elements for success. Maintaining the desire for excellence among employees is crucial. How do you keep employee motivation and morale high? Here are a few ideas. First, it is important to build a firm base for your employees, so they feel that… Read more »

Negotiating Salaries: Landing a Great Candidate Without Breaking the Bank

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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 »

Dealing with Difficult Co-Workers

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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 »

How to Land a Promotion Quicker

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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 »

Spotting Rising Stars in Your Company

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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 »

Getting Employees to Set Personal Goals

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Are there companies you admire, businesses you would like to emulate? If so, chances are these successful enterprises have an ethos of goal setting and achieving among employees at all levels. Here are some tips to help you get all of your employees to set personal work goals: You may have to require that all… Read more »

How to Keep Your Younger Top Performers From Leaving

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If your top young talent doesn’t stay with  your company for more than a few years and you’d like to keep the brains, creativity, work ethic and chutzpah these young top guns have brought to your business, here are some tips to help you do so. Watch your rules. Too many corporations have too many… Read more »

The Value of High-Level Contract Staff

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When you think of temporary employees, don’t forget about high-level professionals such as accountants, human resources directors, managers, computer network administrators, engineers, even doctors. Winston Resources can provide companies with these types of professionals, and more. More and more companies are finding that bringing on high-level professionals, even executives, to their sites for short- or… Read more »

The Benefits of Temp-to-Hire Staffing for Employers

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Has this ever happened to you: You interview someone who just shines. She has the exact skills and experience you seek. Her delightful personality happily infects her future colleagues as they interview her as part of the selection process. Her references gush. Her former employer tells you to tell her he wants her back! So… Read more »

Grooming Your Company’s Next-Generation Leaders

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Let’s say your company is doing well. Demand for your products and services is steady. Your employees are engaged, and routinely go the extra mile and morale is high. Your business’ leadership is on the ball, all are healthy and have made it clear they intend to stay around until retirement, which is at least… Read more »