3 Signs It Is Time to Hire Your First Employee

The life of an entrepreneur is exciting, gratifying, and yes, it can also be exhausting. You tirelessly ensure every client and task you take is done to perfection, turning your passion into a profitable and rewarding business.

You might start thinking you are going to need an extra pair of hands. These are all signs that it might be time to hire your first employee.

HR Re-imagined – What Agile HR can do for Your Business

HR has continued to evolve and grow. In its evolution the focus continues to centre around service, internal customer experience and being a true business partner with an adept knowledge of the business. I often get questioned about how HR can truly support the business. Here are three ways that HR can use its agility to improve your business and make you rethink and re-imagine the way you utilize human resources.

The Job Seeker’s Guide to Choosing the Right Company

 Many candidates think that the job search journey is one-sided. That it is only the company that should be particular about what they want. That is far from the truth. The job market is flooded with great talent and amazing companies that are both looking for value and the ‘right’ fit. Once you have navigated the complex, challenging and ever-changing world of job search, you are ready to decide if the company(s) that excite and entice you, will be the right fit.

Are you Enabling or Stifling Employee Feedback?

The famous words of Bill Gates are timeless in describing the value of feedback, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve,” Without feedback it is almost impossible for any company to move forward. In an age where your employees are part of your competitive advantage, it is counterintuitive to not engage employees and provide opportunities for them to provide suggestions, ideas and feedback to help improve the organization.

Why you should tailor your resume

Your job search success is often determined by little, subtle things that you do to stand out. Your resume is often the first opportunity to make a strong first impression. Make sure that it says why you are the best fit for the job. Your resume is only part of your job search strategy; make sure it is a strong and effective part.

3 Things you NEED to do to Get Hired Faster

Has your job search come to a grinding halt? Have you been hitting up every job board and reading all the blogs and articles you can find, but still not getting interviews or offers? Before you panic, loose heart and give up, let’s take a look at what your job search might be missing. Here are three things you need to do to get hired FASTER!

Finding your purpose: How one event can change the course of your life

Life experiences are designed to teach, enlighten and empower us. We tap into that when we are in tune with who we are and what we love doing to discover what we are on this earth to do. Only you can find your purpose. Only you can chart and stay the path that leads you to career joy or keeps you in career misery. Many times, it is the simple, inconspicuous and unlikely events in life that point, propel and plant us in our purpose

Head + Heart + Hand: The Formula for Successful Employee Engagement

Every company runs on employee fuel. Employees are the drivers, movers, shakers and breakers of companies. Whether we believe it or not, if we do not use our employee fuel effectively, efficiently or strategically, our business will fizzle out and grind to a halt.

More companies are beginning to see the value of employee engagement. Some of the most common and popular benefits of employee engagement include increased productivity, increased retention due to employee satisfaction, and increased profitability from creativity and innovation.

5 Things you can do now to take your career to the next level

Have you been feeling stagnant in your current role? Are you feeling the itch for something more? Or maybe you are just looking forward to moving to the next level of your career. Maybe you never thought about your career, but now that I’ve mentioned it you are thinking about it. Whether you fall into any of those categories or not, at some point in our career we are all looking for opportunities to grow, broaden our knowledge, be a more valuable contributor and of course, ultimately make more money. What can you do? Should you muster up the courage to ask for a raise or promotion? Before you scare yourself into panic, let’s talk about a few things that send the same message to your manager and organization that you are ready to take your career to the next level.

3 Reasons why you are failing your interview

Making it to the interview it itself is an achievement. Don’t let yourself get in the way and prevent you from being able to make the best of the opportunity. If you do not make it to the next round it should because the other person was really that much better. Take your time to do your research, practice your interview for a flawless delivery and maintain your professionalism. All the best on your next interview.