Accidents Happen: Are You Prepared?

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Workplace accidents can often be prevented, but even companies with industry-leading safety records can’t escape them entirely. When an incident does occur, respond promptly and effectively. Have a plan in place, conduct a thorough investigation, and do whatever it takes to prevent a recurrence. It’s your number-one priority and most important responsibility. Your Comprehensive Incident… Read more »

Summer Rush: Determining Your Hiring Needs

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Does your 2014 business plan include supplementing your full-time staff during the summer or other busy seasons? This should be part of your overall hiring strategy: knowing exactly which employees you need and when, with a talent pipeline in place for the unexpected needs that will inevitably occur. The Power is in the Planning Your… Read more »

Kicking Cabin Fever in the Workplace

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The entire nation has been wrapped up in – or buried under – this winter’s infamous polar vortex since the season began. And as recently as this month, the icy meteorological clutch refuses to let up. It’s been too cold to stay outside for long, too gloomy to be motivated, and too snowy to go… Read more »

Surviving the Workday as a Middle Manager

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Middle managers are crucial to the success of a company. But “managing in the middle” can be challenging, especially as the workplace changes, mid-level managers take on additional authority, and organizational charts become flatter. What does it take to add value on a day-to-day basis? Mediate and Communicate Walk a mile in the other person’s… Read more »

The True Costs of Understaffing in Summerville SC

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“Doing more with less” has proven to be a successful strategy for many businesses. But it only works if you do it effectively – and that means right staffing, not understaffing. Reducing head count may work as a Band Aid to stop short-term financial bleeding, but in the long run, it results in a net… Read more »

Using Social Media as Sales/Recruitment Tools in Charleston

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Tech-savvy Charleston professionals are enhancing their market reach by using social media to monitor potential clients and candidates, keep an eye on competitors and garner invaluable business intelligence. The success story is in the numbers: Salespeople using social media outperform their counterparts who don’t use it by a solid 73 percent and exceed their quotas… Read more »

Tips on Interviewing Nervous Candidates

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We’ve all been there: Lost sleep, agonized over which suit to wear, sweated bullets as we drove to corporate headquarters, taken a wrong turn and despite all our trial runs and best efforts, arrived at the scene of our job interview a bundle of nerves. Frankly speaking, if you haven’t, then you’re in a minority… Read more »

Three Qualities of a Great Boss

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Employees don’t quit their companies, they quit their bosses. In a recent survey, 35 percent of respondents agreed with this statement, when asked about job likes, dislikes, and reasons to leave. The attitude and behavior of their immediate supervisor was the impetus that drove their decision to find work elsewhere. So, what are the qualities… Read more »

The Advantages of Partnering with a Temp Agency

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Should you work with a temporary staffing agency to meet your company’s HR needs? Do you really need that expense or the presence of an outside middleman as you make decisions regarding your most important organizational asset – your employees? You’re probably better off just doing it yourself and utilizing your existing staff and resources…. Read more »

Eco-Friendly Office Practices

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When it comes to protecting our environment, little things really do mean a lot. In 2008, minor changes in energy usage by Americans saved $19 billion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equivalent to that generated by 29 million automobiles. Just think of the potential if you can get your office to “go… Read more »