When unemployment is low it’s not only hard to find good people, but it’s also hard to keep them.  With so many employers looking to hire, competition for talent is fierce. You’re at risk of losing people in their first year of work through no fault of your own. New hires go through a predictable…

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A Michigan human resource consultant having a mentor session.

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month here in the U.S.? (Yep, there is a National Month or Day for almost everything!) The month is dedicated to focusing on supporting the positive growth and development of young people to help them become successful adults. As a person who spends her days in the…

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Supervising people is challenging.  If you want to be successful as a supervisor or manager, you must continually improve.  A fast and simple way to do this is by reading regularly. But time is tight for most working people, so you may be wondering if reading is worth the time investment. Let’s look at a…

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Do your team members come to you repeatedly with the same types of questions? Is it sometimes hard to make sure inexperienced staff gets trained on all the right stuff? Are your employees making more mistakes than you think is acceptable? If you’ve grown a business or organization yourself or have worked in one for…

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