Lumber isn’t glamorous, they say. I’ve had a taste of that life, and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. At the start of my college years, I aspired to a career in fashion—it doesn’t get more glamorous than that, right? I thought so, too, until I entered a fashion merchandising degree program and fo
I recently received a call from a client asking what his rights were to fire an employee who was still in her probationary period. It was a good question which I answered with my own question: Why do you have a probationary period in the first place?
Typically, a probationary period is a period of
So, you’re looking to hire a sales representative? That’s great news! Unfortunately, with this incredibly tight labor market, finding qualified talent, particularly in sales, is a significant challenge.That’s great news if you’re in sales – you have many more options available to you than in the pas
Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out—including your career—that’s exactly when life will throw you a curveball! But sometimes, that’s just the disruptor needed for change; and if you’re brave enough to face it, you might even come out of the situation for the better. That, in a nutshell
The Power of Positive Feedback
A couple of months ago, I got a call from a client who was clearly frustrated. Over the previous year he had restructured his customer service team, he had put in place a new reporting structure, he had rolled out a new set of performance goals, and he implemented a n