How Virtual Team Leaders Build an Excellent Culture

By Karina Miller | Leadership, Company Culture | No Comments

Talent shortages; the cost of living in major metropolitan areas; increasing competition from behemoths like Amazon and Google; public transit and parking challenges; and peoples’ desire to escape…

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The Essentials of Building Accountability Into your Team

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Leadership, Accountability | 1 Comments

  Accountability typically gets a bad reputation in corporate settings. Too often accountability is a polite word that management leans on after negative results are reported…

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Conducting Effective Meetings (It’s Not Impossible)

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Leadership, Planning, Meetings | No Comments

Every business professional has had the experience of sitting through a terrible meeting. Meetings called without notice, meetings that never end, meetings that have no agenda, meetings that go…

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Are you Ready for an HR Leader?

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Director of HR | No Comments

Search “HR to Staff ratio” and you’ll find all kinds of formulas and assertions about when you need to staff a human resources function. Do you do this for finance, business development, product…

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Fearless, they say “I Quit” – How Serious is the Need for Employee Engagement?

By Swift HR Solutions Team | Leadership, Recruiting, Interview, Planning | No Comments

During recent conversations many have shared how left their jobs without another job already arranged. Some quit and then enrolled in a bootcamp to gain more skills in technology hoping for the…

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Should employees be disciplined if they post something wrong on social media?

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Company Culture, Discipline | No Comments

Questions about social media and the Internet were not a consideration 10 years ago. In the new world of media and technology, companies are often in defense mode.  With the power of publishing in…

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How Giving Feedback Transforms Leaders

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Feedback, Book Review | No Comments

This year, I started an amazing journey. I began my education at Hudson Institute’s coaching certification program. I am fascinated by how we transform as individuals. It is the primary reason…

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Training for New Managers – the Cure for Future Bad Bosses

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Management, Training, Development | No Comments

Employees are often promoted to management because they have the technical skills to be successful in their position.  Subsequently, they are not given the tools to be effective in their new role.…

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Teamwork – 5 Things I Learned in the Operating Room

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Mentoring | 2 Comments

Last year, I underwent the rather unpleasant experience of dealing with trigger finger. It’s definitely not as cool as it sounds and has nothing to do with shooting nor cowboys. In fact, it was…

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The Value of Emotional Intelligence... Even for Engineers

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

According to the World Economic Forum's "Why you need Emotional Intelligence",  “90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers…

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