Human Resources

7 Interview Blunders and Bonuses

I’ve been interviewing several candidates over the last few months to fill positions on my marketing team at Palo Alto Software, and I am amazed at the number of people who show up for an interview unprepared. Some may say that it’s generational, but that’s not the case. I’ve interviewed candidates from seniors in college...

By Caroline Cummings |

Why Women Make Better Business Leaders

I like this video from OnlineMBA.com. And here’s the intro for it, quoted from that site: There’s no question that women are making large strides in U.S. business and technology fields. Today’s generation of women professionals are more likely than any other to found, lead or advise a major U.S. firm. But while women continue...

By Tim Berry |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 3

In parts one and two of this three-part series, I covered how to get started with your plan, setting clear goals, training methods, and documentation. Today I’ll discuss revising and evaluating your plan. Being Realistic As discussed previously, you should establish goals for training based on the needs you have identified in the employee through...

By Zac Bond |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part blog, I talked about where to start with your training plan, and the oft-overlooked step of setting simple goals. Here, I’ll discuss scheduling, common training methods, and documentation. Make a Schedule and Stick to It If you are in the restaurant business, you already know how important it is...

By Zac Bond |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 1

In this 3-part guide I'll go over some of the basics of designing your own employee training plan. This is written for restaurants but contains a lot of information that should be useful to any business.

By Zac Bond |

Employee Accountability: Is It a Lost Cause?

Executives and business owners ask me about employee accountability all the time. They want to know how to make employees accountable. I’d like to give you a resounding yes! Yes, you can improve employee accountability! But unfortunately I can’t tell you that. I don’t believe employee accountability is a lost cause, but so many factors have an impact on the problem...

By Linda Finkle |

How to Overcome Resistance to Change with Employees

Change happens every day in business and in our personal lives. The same person who adapts well to personal change may not adapt well to change in their professional life. As a leader, how do you overcome resistance to change with employees? I think it depends on the nature of the change. Changes that personally...

By Linda Finkle |

Is It Wise to Rehire a Former Employee?

As employees come and go, some employers are forced to deal with a sometimes uncomfortable situation down the road: Should they rehire an individual they fired? Well, the million dollar question—of course—is whether or not that individual left your employ voluntarily or involuntarily. If it is the latter, then you definitely have some extra thinking...

By Dave Thomas |

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