AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources

Every year, AppleOne publishes your Standards for Compensation And Leadership Excellence (SCALE) guide. Certainly it contains salary information, and our clients appreciate guidance based on real-world salaries as opposed to other inflated sources. However, we have always sought to go beyond a simple salary guide to bring you a resource packed with actionable ideas and information to help you achieve your management, recruiting and workforce goals. Continue reading “AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources”

SCALE 2015: Great Hiring Resources at Your Fingertips

Every year, AppleOne publishes your Standards for Compensation And Leadership Excellence (SCALE) guide. Certainly it contains salary information, and our clients appreciate guidance based on real-world salaries as opposed to other inflated sources. However, we have always sought to go beyond a simple salary guide to bring you a resource packed with actionable ideas and information to help you achieve your management, recruiting and workforce goals.

 

This year, the SCALE is packed with valuable resources for hiring in the complex new talent marketplace — a hiring toolkit and checklist, with a worksheet for helping you determine if the time is right to grow, calculating the cost of leaving a position vacant, and much more.

 

Increased competition over the talent pool means you need to work harder to attract and keep quality people, and SCALE 2015 shows you how. 

Click here to request your 2015 SCALE today!

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Manager?

In this infographic from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Management, the top traits of successful and effective managers are outlined.

The traits of a successful manager fall into the following categories:

  • Interest and Talent – do you have the right personality?
  • Trust and Reputation – do you focus on inspiring your team?
  • Diplomacy – are you fair and patient?
  • Guidance – does your team respect you and is your communication open?

Continue reading “Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Manager?”

Are You Appreciating Your Employees Enough?

Employee retention is a hot topic as we head out of the “Great Recession” and employment opportunities for your employees start to increase.  It is more important now than ever to take steps to ensure that you retain the employees that are critical to your business.   The costs to replace an employee varies by wage and role, from $3,000 to replace a $10/hour retail employee up to 6 to 9 times the annual salary for salaried employee.  High turnover rates also have a negative impact on employee morale, productivity and revenue that push these costs even higher. Continue reading “Are You Appreciating Your Employees Enough?”

Janice Bryant Howroyd Highlighted in Black Enterprise’s “Incredible Women of Power” Issue

Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of the ACT-1 Group (parent company of AppleOne) and Agile-1, was highlighted in the February issue of Black Enterprise as one of the “Incredible Women of Power” – see page 62 to view the profile or check out the screenshots below. Continue reading “Janice Bryant Howroyd Highlighted in Black Enterprise’s “Incredible Women of Power” Issue”

Improve Your Creativity, Productivity and Health with Walking Meetings

Did you know that most people spend more time per day sitting (9.3 hours) than they do sleeping (7.7 hours)?

Many of us have sedentary jobs and the impact sitting too much has been documented in multiple medical studies, and includes higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and a number of other undesirable health problems.  Even among people who regularly exercise, the exercise benefits may not counteract the effects of too much sitting during the rest of the day.

What can we do about the problem of sitting too much? Continue reading “Improve Your Creativity, Productivity and Health with Walking Meetings”

Fusing Your Team With Technology Will Give You A Shot At The Big Leagues

Everyone knows how important it is to hire the right employees, but what about the technology they are using? The word “team” automatically makes us think of people but, just like all sports, the best players in the world won’t win a single game without the right equipment. It is only when you fuse the two together, teams and technology, that you have a shot at the big leagues. Continue reading “Fusing Your Team With Technology Will Give You A Shot At The Big Leagues”

The Importance of Agility and Speed in Overcoming the Myth of Underdogs

Everybody thinks they know the story of David and Goliath.  The story as most people know is the epic battle from more than 3,000 years ago of an underdog shepherd boy defeating an experienced warrior giant with nothing but a simple slingshot.  In Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, the notion of David as the underdog is refuted. Continue reading “The Importance of Agility and Speed in Overcoming the Myth of Underdogs”

Using the Science of Persuasion To Grow Your Business and Career

Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want – whether in business, job or personal situations. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Continue reading “Using the Science of Persuasion To Grow Your Business and Career”

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