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Startups and Contract Workers

Contract employees can be an ideal alternative to allow startups and entrepreneurs to evaluate the right responsibilities for the role, see how many hours you need, even see how that person will mesh with your culture (which is even more important when your team is small).… Read More »

Brian Price Interviewed for KU Edwards Campus Career Blog

Director Brian Price recently spoke with Laura Williams, answering some of the most “perplexing” salary-negotiation questions for employers and job seekers on the KU Edwards Blog. Among the topics discussed were: Tips for negotiating your job salary Why it’s important for employers to know current salary ranges in Kansas City Positions trending through the next… Read More »

Here’s How You Can Grow Talent From Within

The business world is ever-changing. With new demands, different challenges, and the emergence of a range of technologies, it can be hard to keep up. As a result, you might feel like there’s a gap on your team in terms of skills. The good news is that you can tap your existing staff to fill… Read More »

8 Tips for Hiring in a Competitive Job Market

When it comes to hiring, it’s a candidate’s market. This is simply because there’s such a low unemployment rate. As a result, you need to up your game to find the talent you need. So how can you hire when the market is so competitive? Here are some tips to keep in mind: Tip #1:… Read More »

Here’s Why You Should Have an Employee Appreciation Process

Thanksgiving – the season of gratitude – is just around the corner. What are you doing to show employees that you care for and appreciate them? If it’s not much, then you might want to reconsider. In fact, studies show that when employees feel valued through a formal appreciation process, it leads to: Higher retention.… Read More »

Here’s How You Can Use Technology to Engage Candidates

With low unemployment, competition for the best candidates is fierce. That’s why you need access to the top tools and technology possible to source and engage candidates, especially ones that are passive. What are a few ways that are easy to put them to use? Here’s a look: Uncover any mutual connections. The beauty of… Read More »

5 Training Tips to Get the Most Out of Your New Hire

Hiring is a lot of work with many steps involved. And even when you find that right-fit person, there’s still more to do. The good news is that if you take a strategic approach and properly train them, you can make the most of your new hire and get them up and running faster. To… Read More »

Don’t Fire Employees, Retrain Them Instead

You have an underperforming employee – one that’s typically hard-working – and aren’t totally sure about what to do. You don’t want to fire them, but they’re just not cutting it in the department they’re in. If this sounds familiar, consider retraining them instead. Here’s why: They have the right soft skills. Soft skills are… Read More »

7 Exercises Your Team Should Be Doing Throughout the Day

Your employees work a lot, spending most of their waking hours in the office. This might help them meet your productivity goals; however, their health can take a hit as a result. And they’re not alone. In fact, according to statistics, only about one in three adults in the U.S. get the recommended amount of… Read More »