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Referral programs are consistently considered one of the best ways to find new, top talent. Tapping into your current employee base gives you access to some of the best and brightest new employees available. When you’re creating a program that will be effective, consider the ways you can increase participation and what incentives you should… Read more »

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Now that summer’s here, we’re half way through the year. While we enter these warm, lazy months and dream of being anywhere but work, keep in mind that winter will be here soon and with it, the new year. If you want to ensure that you are remaining productive for the remainder of 2016 it… Read more »

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It seems like only yesterday that the Super Bowl happened in Santa Clara. But now the players are returning for the start of training camp. This year, every team drafted new talent they hope will be the future of their franchise, including the Houston Texans. These new players are also full of hope that they… Read more »

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When the recession hit the U.S. economy in 2007, many skilled and competent workers found themselves out of a job. It wasn’t something anyone had imagined, but it happened. At that time, people who never had trouble finding a job before found themselves struggling, accepting lower paying jobs, or collecting unemployment. But what happened when… Read more »

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If you’re feeling stagnant in your career, you might be thinking about making a major change. What do you have to lose by quitting? Or, can you make a new opportunity work in the same company? All of these are things to consider when you’re interested in advancing your career. Here’s a short guide to… Read more »

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Asking yourself “what do you want to be when you grow up?” doesn’t always provide the right answers. When you have no idea where to start looking for your next job, the idea of beginning a search sounds daunting. But that is okay and there are ways to kick your job search into high gear,… Read more »

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The Summer Solstice, or first day of summer, is the longest day of the year. The summer solstice has had a long and important history in multiple cultures around the world. But it doesn’t have to be without significance today. You can use the solstice as the best time to push your career forward to… Read more »

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Hiring recent college graduates has been one tried and true strategy to increase the talent on your team. Graduates are eager to work and want to gain important skills that will help them advance their careers. So how can you find the top Houston graduates from the class of 2016 and beyond to work for… Read more »

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Now that baseball season is fully underway and the boys of summer are heating up at Minute Maid Park, we can take a look at the team as an interesting lesson in management. Baseball managers have a difficult job. They need to encourage people of wildly different backgrounds to work together for a successful game… Read more »

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No one wants to imagine what would happen if an accident occurs in the workplace. However, years of experience with safety management will tell you that not being prepared can be devastating. When you are faced with disaster that can cause illness or injury to your staff, how you respond can make all the difference…. Read more »