The Current State of the Job Market and Implications for Employers

In the post pandemic era, the labor market has presented many challenges for employers from the Great Resignation to Quiet Quitting. As of April 2024, the current US job market shows a generally positive picture. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 175,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, which, although healthy, is below the … Continued

5 Methods to Upskill Your Employees聽

  With access to a plethora of resources, today鈥檚 workers can be more skilled than ever before. Though this task may be easier said than done, learning and skill growth are vital to attracting and retaining talent. Skill building is not just a perk for employees, it鈥檚 a priority for organizational success. Many employees are … Continued

How to Say “Thank You” This Employee Appreciation Day

  With Employee Appreciation Day right around the corner on March 1st, you still have time to plan something fun and thoughtful for your most valuable asset- your employees. No matter how big or small, a thoughtful act of kindness or gift to your employees will surely be appreciated. Feeling appreciated in the workplace promotes … Continued

Learn About Mentoring!

  This is a guest blog post from our friends at Compeer Buffalo and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara, & the Southern Tier 鈥淢entoring Unveiled鈥 鈥 Raising Awareness about the Power of Mentorship Big Brothers Big Sisters and Compeer Buffalo Work Together to Help More Local Youth Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, … Continued

6 Steps to Developing an Effective Succession Plan

    Owning and operating a business is no easy feat. Many business owners want to see their business thrive long after they retire. To ensure this happens, business owners and leaders need to engage in succession planning. Whether you鈥檙e a family-owned enterprise or a large corporation, having a well thought-out succession plan in place … Continued

Delegating for Success

As the Great Resignation/Great Reshuffle/鈥淨uiet Quitting鈥 trend continues, it is important to look at delegating. It is very common for employees to leave their company due to burnout, or because they feel a lack of ability to contribute. So, where should you start to improve this aspect of the employee experience? The first thing for … Continued

Creating a Culture of Accountability

A culture of accountability increases productivity, customer service, and job satisfaction. It removes obstacles like pointing fingers and placing blame. To build accountability, reword your questions to focus on action. Start with 鈥渨hat鈥 or 鈥渉ow鈥 instead of 鈥渨hy鈥 – the victim, 鈥渨hen鈥 – procrastination, or 鈥渨ho鈥 – the blame storm. Ramp up coaching with the … Continued

Becoming an Empowered Leader: An 小淫棍 Webinar

The terms 鈥渓eader鈥 and 鈥渕anager鈥 are often used interchangeably in the workplace, but the truth is they are actually quite different. Join 小淫棍鈥檚 HR Manager, Lauren Kersten, for an interactive discussion about what makes a true leader, how it differs from being a manager, and why it matters when it comes to having a high performing workplace.聽

Hello, My Name is Disengaged!

What Can You Do About Disengaged Employees? By聽Kristen Wolasz, Team Leader Formal employee evaluations or actively analyzing your organization鈥檚 employee engagement makes it easier to recognize when you have disengaged employees. These employees may show up late and leave early, verbally criticize the organization and its management, and spend more time counting down the hours … Continued

New Year, New Skills: Green Belt Training Announced for March 2020

As we embark on a new year and a new decade, it鈥檚 a great time to focus on new and cutting-edge skills to help take your team and your company to the next level. Meliora Consulting, 小淫棍鈥檚 sister company, is pleased to announce its upcoming Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training course, happening right here in Buffalo.