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What target do you measure candidates against?

Zig Ziglar, the famous personal development coach and motivational speaker, posed the question: "how can you expect to hit a target that you don't even have?" Ziglar was speaking of goal setting and...

Is an Olympian Your Best Bet for a New CEO?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an Olympian? With the Winter Olympics upon us, we decided it might be fun to explore the profile of an Olympic athlete using The McQuaig System. 

Is Angry Birds The Answer To Employee Engagement?

How do you make routine tasks more fun and engaging for your employees? Companies like Deloitte, IBM, Google, Microsoft and FedEx have turned to something called gamification to increase employee...

How to retain your best employees for the long-term

The long-term health and prosperity of your company largely depends on keeping your employees around. Retaining your best staff helps keep customers happy, sales healthy and co-workers satisfied....

How Employee Morale Impacts Customer Satisfaction

In virtually every work environment, there are customers involved. These customers purchase the products and services. A company’s goal is to have these customers return again and again – and perhaps...

5 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

One of the most important decisions a business makes is choosing who it hires. Simply put, selecting the right staff for the job can make all the difference in how well a company performs, and how...

How Long Can You Wait to Accept a Job Offer?

If your resume, cover letter, and interview skills are up to par, you may receive a job offer. If you decide that the offer meets your professional goals, and you are happy with the terms of...

Three Ways to Improve Your Work Environment

Office culture isn’t mere window dressing. It can have a direct link to how well people perform their jobs. Research has proven that the more comfortable people feel at work, the better their...

7 Essential soft skills to look for when hiring

The hiring process is about more than just gauging a candidate’s job skills. What they can do, where their strengths lie and their track record are all important. These hard markers are only one area...

Five Examples of Companies Who Do Employee Engagement Right

Keeping employees engaged and happy isn’t an easy job. In fact, research reveals that an estimated four in 10 workers around the world are disengaged from their jobs. This is a big deal since...

Should you allow employees to work from home?

A debate was sparked when Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer banned the search portal giant’s employees from working at home. Why? Mayer’s goal was to boost collaboration between employees. And she also had...

Why Employers are Starting to Look for Intraprenuers

Established businesses are turning to startup techniques in their attempts to innovate and grow.