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Culture Shock: Create a Results-Focused Culture and Change Your Business

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create-a-results-focused-culture-and-change-your-businessCreating a results-focused culture doesn’t mean you should begin by sourcing results-oriented candidates.  It should start with clearly defining the results you want, and then finding the right people to help you get there.

To create a results-focused culture within your company, you will need buy-in and support from both managers and employees.  You may have to make a shift in the mindset at your company, and create a professional development plan that supports it.  We often see that inputs -> outputs ->  outcomes -> results, but let’s take a different approach and work backward.  That’s right…start by focusing on the difference a results-focused culture will make on your organization and work toward what your organization will do and/or invest to get those results.

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Wellness Program Design Important for Employers

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Wellness program design is important for employers
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Millennials are now the largest, fully employed generation as the baby boomers have started to retire.  With the healthy, active lifestyle that the millennials employ, many companies have put wellness programs in place.  Today’s workplace wellness is not just about smoking cessation and weight loss in order to reduce insurance premiums — employee mental health is now also a focus!

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According to Dr. Steven Aldana of Well Steps, there are five benefits of a Wellness Program that every employer should know: Continue reading “Wellness Program Design Important for Employers”

Hiring Smart: Why Background Screening Is Important

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why-background-screening-is-importantIs background screening for job applicants worth the time and effort? Definitely. Background screening should be an essential step of the hiring process, since it is a tool that helps identify the qualifications of a candidate to find out if they are a right fit for your organization.  It also can be used to proactively ensure integrity in your organization and keep your employees safe.

Various types of background screens are available, ranging from checking criminal records, employment verifications, or even checking security clearances. The screens may be somewhat different for applicants based on their position; however, you must be consistent for all candidates and/or like positions.  If background checks aren’t consistent and an applicant feels he or she has been discriminated against for not being selected, it could lead to unlawful hiring practices. Continue reading “Hiring Smart: Why Background Screening Is Important”