Recruit Using Core Values

Recruit Using Core Values

Share This! “You had me at hello.” This phrase from the movie Jerry Maguire came to me the other day while shopping. Imagine you are shopping with a girlfriend and stepping into a store to browse and perhaps try on a cute dress, blouse, or ooh and aah over some jewelry. I immediately found a[…]

Your business may need a wellness check.

It’s Time for Your Annual Checkup

Share This!   Going to the doctor is just one of those things you have to do to stay healthy. Most of us dread this annual visit, and while a commentary on what’s wrong with our health care system is outside the purpose of this blog, I am going to use it as a case[…]

Hurricanes, Power Outages, Flooding, Oh My!

Share This!   Let’s talk gratitude. Having survived Hurricane Matthew with minimal damage, gratitude is top of mind. Before, during, and after the hurricane, I watched people come together to help prepare, weather the storm, cleanup after, and deal with the widespread power outages. Watching our small community pull together to help each was beautiful[…]

3 Lessons from a Demolition Project

Share This!On a Saturday morning in July, with a heat index close to 100 degrees at 7:00 a.m., a group of seven men, three young boys, and one women (me) came together to demolish a burned out mobile home. The county was pressuring the owner to demolish the home and the owner had no insurance[…]

Why You Need to Wear Your Bathrobe in Public

Share This! My bathrobe is soft, warm, and best suited for a cold winter day and a hot cup of coffee. Yet it was over 90 degrees, and I wore my bathrobe in public. Not Walmart-public, but more public than the privacy of my home. You’re probably thinking I’ve gone off the deep end, but[…]

10 Ways to Engage Your New Hires and Get Them Productive Fast

Share This!   DON’T LET GREAT CANDIDATES EXIT BEFORE THEY START You’ve done the hard work of recruiting and found the perfect employee. Now you can relax and wait for them to arrive on their first day of work. Pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself on a job well done. Stop right there![…]

Love Your Hiring Process

Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process

Share This!Love is in the Air — Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process It’s Valentine’s Day and everyone is focused on love — either celebrating it or longing for it. As a small business owner, you probably feel this way every day: either you have the right people and celebrate[…]

FROOT LOOPS® OR CHEERIOS?

FROOT LOOPS® OR CHEERIOS?

Share This! Healthy hiring requires focus. I recently read a health coach’s Facebook post about her early morning grocery shopping trip. She talked about the items in people’s shopping carts and their impact on healthy living — for example, breakfast cereal. That made me think about the health of our hiring practices. You’re probably thinking[…]

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