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Who to Choose as a Job Reference

Who to Choose as a Job Reference

When applying for a new job, in addition to a polished resume, you’ll also need to have a list of references who can speak to your potential new employer. The people you list as your references should be those you have a good relationship with and who will speak positively on your behalf. Here are some great people to choose from when putting together your reference list...

Tuesday, March 01, 2022/Author: SNI Companies/Number of views (325)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Email Etiquette Tips

Email Etiquette Tips

In the business world, crafting a well-executed and thoughtful email is both a useful and valuable skill. It’s estimated that “the average professional spends 28% of the work day reading and answering email” with spending so much time on email, it can be tempting to quickly respond to a message without rereading your response. One must remember that when reading emails, the recipient doesn’t know the tone of your voice, so what you might think is just a straightforward answer, can come across as passive-aggressive or rude to others. So next time before pressing send ask yourself if your email etiquette needs some work. These tips are a great place to start…

Tuesday, February 22, 2022/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (531)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Icebreaker Questions to Introduce New Employees to the Team

Icebreaker Questions to Introduce New Employees to the Team

When introducing a new employee to the team, you’ll want to create a relaxed and conversational environment to help the new employee feel comfortable. A great way to do that is to ask your team questions to help break the ice, get to know each other better, and create a warm and friendly environment for the new team member. Having a variety of questions, some purely business-related, some a little more personal, and ones just for fun, will provide a good mix. Depending how frequently you have a new employee, and the tenure of the current employees, you’ll want to switch around the questions, so your team doesn’t have to continually answer the same questions each time you have a new hire. Keep things interesting and fun so even the employees that have worked for you for years can get to know each other better. Here are some ideas to help you get started; having around 4-5 questions total (with 1-2 questions from each category) should be a good amount.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022/Author: SNI Companies/Number of views (682)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Explaining Why You Left Your Job

Explaining Why You Left Your Job

When looking for a new role, one common interview question you’re likely to encounter is why you are leaving (or have already left) your last job. Hiring managers ask this question, not to trip you up, but to ensure you’re the right fit for their company so your answer to this question can speak volumes. It may reflect what managerial style suits you best, what type of company culture you thrive in, your aspirations and career goals, etc. Using the tips below will help you craft a thoughtful and positive answer to this question.

 

Tuesday, February 08, 2022/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Top Skills to Be a Better Manager

Top Skills to Be a Better Manager

Management skills can encompass a wide variety of factors including communication, delegation, non-verbal skills, emotional intelligence, decision making, training, transparency, strategic thinking, appreciation, and more. However, there are a few key skills that are essential for those wanting to be successful managers. Below are some of those top skills…

Tuesday, February 01, 2022/Author: SNI Companies/Number of views (980)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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