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Build a Better Business with Onboarding


Employees are the building block of your organization. A well-structured onboarding program can build them up, but an onboarding program with a feeble foundation—or having no onboarding foundation at all—will eventually make everyone topple down. Employees need to be placed in the right positions to create a sturdy arrangement for your organization, and these statistics show just how precarious an onboarding process can be if not properly accomplished.

Team Building Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs

Team building

The word “team” comes from Germanic origins, reaching back before the 12th century. It has multiple definitions, two of which are the most common: a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc. against another group, and a group of people who work together. When seeing the first definition, I am reminded—as most people probably are— of Olympic and other professional sports teams, while the second definition refers more to the workplace. We’re taking tips from the pros of both team categories—Olympic athletes and CEOs—to make the best of the team building exercises in your workplace.

Position Yourself for Sales Success and Productivity

Increasing Productivity

Body language is über important when it comes to increasing productivity and excelling in business, I’ve written about it before, and I’m writing about it again—that’s how significant it is. Some of these examples you may not have heard before; they’re simple, easy, and surprisingly effective in increasing productivity, bettering your business, and boosting sales success.

Recruiting Talent via Mobile in 2015

Recruiting Talent

Going mobile is the trend for recruiting talent in 2015, according to Tim Sackett, the recent keynote speaker at Profiles International’s 2015 World Conference. When it comes to talent management and recruiting talent, he says mobile recruiting should be at the top of your budget priority list. Here’s why:

Mindfulness Changes More Than Your Career

Increasing Productivity

We published a blog on Workplace 101 a while back titled How Mindfulness May Have Saved My Career. As it turns out, mindfulness has a lot more benefits besides increasing productivity in the workplace. It can actually increase the capacity of your brain. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business environment, and certainly every leader, should know about.”

Changing Times Call for a Change in Talent Management

Talent Management

The definition of talent management, according to Johns Hopkins University, is “A set of integrated organizational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees. The goal of talent management is to create a high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its strategic and operational goals and objectives.” The words I’d like to point out here are attract, develop, motivate, and retain. With the way the workforce is practically changing daily, it seems as though the definition of talent management should be slightly modified. Let us breakdown these key words to explain.

4 Depressing Observations (and a Happy Ending) about Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

In a TED Talk by Nigel Marsh, author, co-founder of Earth Hour and the founder of the Sydney Skinny, said that when he turned 40, he was the “classic corporate warrior,” overdoing everything in excess except paying attention to his family. So he stepped away from the workforce for a year to spend time with his family. The only time he found a work-life balance was when he had no work.

7 Leadership Tips from Martin Luther King Jr.

Effective Leadership

A new year means a new you. You can go to the gym every week, swear to drink less coffee, and double up on vegetables at dinner. But as far as the workplace goes, a great way to improve yourself is with some leadership tips. And with Martin Luther King Jr. Day recently behind us, what better teacher is there for effective leadership than MLK Jr. himself?

Employee Retention and ADD: Trending in Talent Management

Talent Management

Let’s get the New Year rolling with new trends. This is what’s trending in talent management. Also, our Global Conference is happening this week in San Antonio! Keep up with us on Twitter with #PIConf2015.

Interview Tips: What to Avoid

interview tips

“I’m surprised at the number of students who can’t easily articulate why they drove six hours to visit our campus. Was it our reputation? Did you like our mail? Grandma told you about us? You’re on your way to our chief competitor?” This is a grievance voiced by David Kogler of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He, as well as several other college admissions counselors, are floored and fed up with the absurd lack of interview skills among college students. Take note of these interview tips so you don’t end up like the clueless college kids when you go for a job interview.

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