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Score Touchdowns When You Hire With Pre-Employment Assessments

The beginning of the football season is almost upon us, and here in America fans are waiting for their favorite professional and amateur teams to take the field. One of the biggest story lines during the NFL offseason centered around Oakland Raider wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this

2021-10-12T10:44:38-04:00By |Business Consulting, Hiring|

5 Necessary Communication Skills For Effective Leadership

The United States and the world recently commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed men on the moon for the first time. It was unquestionably one of the greatest achievements in history, and according to NASA, it took the combined efforts of some 400,000 people to make it happen. How was

5 Ways To Increase Your Team’s Productivity And Efficiency

Productivity and efficiency go hand in hand. As Forrest Gump might say, they’re like “peas and carrots,” and both are vital to your company’s success. Businesses that lack these two essential ingredients to success will find that life is “like a box of chocolates,” to once again quote Forrest, because they will never know what

2021-10-12T10:51:37-04:00By |Productivity|

How Leadership Development Can Help Your Organization Achieve Success

Seventy-five years ago, the Allies successfully organized and launched the largest armada in the history of the world in what has come to be remembered as the D-Day Invasion. Operation Overlord was a vast and complex military campaign, and its objective was the successful invasion of German-occupied France via the beaches of Normandy. General Dwight

2021-10-12T10:53:19-04:00By |Leadership Development|

Three Ways To Become A More Productive Person

We live in a busy time.  Because of advances in technology and transportation, today it is possible to see and do more things in the course of a day than our ancestors could have ever dreamed of a century or two ago.  While modern innovations have made many things easier to do, they have not

2021-10-12T10:56:36-04:00By |Productivity|

Leadership Tips: 5 Steps To Reduce Workplace Drama

Things happen. Changes in personnel, restructuring, and other shakeups can cause anxiety and discontentment within teams or throughout an entire organization. Sometimes this can bring out the drama king or queen in staff members. And while briefly venting frustration is a normal part of life, long term dramatic behavior can deplete energy and cause problems

2021-10-12T10:57:50-04:00By |Leadership Tips|

Five Ways To Develop A Winning Business Team

The Final Four is set. The Michigan State Spartans defeated Duke University to capture the last regional championship and secure their place in the national semifinals with the other regional champions in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Michigan State, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Auburn will compete in the semifinals this weekend, with two

2021-10-12T10:59:46-04:00By |Team Development|

Tips For Getting (And Keeping) Your Small Business Off The Ground

Being a manager, business owner, and business coach/consultant for the past thirty five years has taught me a lot! Starting up and maintaining a business is a challenge, even for many seasoned entrepreneurs, which is why the majority of businesses fail in their first year. Challenging…but possible with the right tools. For all you current

The Achiever Pre-Employment Assessment: What Business Owners Should Know

Hiring the wrong people can wreak havoc on an organization in more ways than one. From a financial standpoint, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the price tag for a bad hire is around 30% of that person’s first-year earnings. Bad hires can cost a larger company millions of dollars in losses each year.

2021-10-17T19:05:33-04:00By |Uncategorized|

Sales Training Programs Provide A Competitive Edge

Sales are the lifeblood of a corporation, so salespeople play a vital role in keeping businesses alive. As a company's representatives to the outside world, the sales staff is responsible for acquiring and maintaining a loyal customer base by presenting information about products and services in a helpful, knowledgeable way. Therefore, salespeople in essence function

2021-10-17T19:07:57-04:00By |Business Consulting|

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