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Choosing the Right Employees

Thomas Douglas, president of JMark Business Solutions, says finding people with the right skillset who fit into their business culture is a challenge. “That’s what we focus on is finding those …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams, says as a leader you have to delegate tasks to employees and trust they’ll be done correctly. If they aren’t, sometimes you have to …

“You have to determine if telecommuting or remote work and those things are going to work for you,” says Mailyn Jeffries, Human Resources Director for Greene County Missouri. Jeffries says the …

Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University, says hiring qualified personnel is a big part of his strategy. “That’s a huge emphasis in terms of how I hire people,” says …

“You have to invest in your own personal and professional development, and that helps you stay relevant, stay on top of things that are trending, topics that you need to know about to be more …

“Baby Boomers, in particular, we get our identity or at least a large part of our identity from our work,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. Having a retirement plan in …

“The challenging thing that I found with a team is ensuring engagement. That is really difficult,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software. Frantz says we use visual cues to communicate and …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology, says you must remember that anything you post to social media can come back to haunt you. “I know for a fact that before I ever …

“Skills that we really need right now are more what we call the soft skills,” says Mailyn Jeffries, Human Resources Director for Greene County Missouri. Jeffries says many employers are seeking …

Kirsten Miller, Compliance Manager at Uber, says she likes technology based companies because there are low barriers to entry. On the other hand, she says technology disproportionately rewards …

Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy Rehab Hospital in Springfield, says it’s critical to have a succession plan in place. Whether necessitated by health issues, transfers, or job promotions, your team members …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says their biggest challenge is hiring the right people. “We probably had to hire more quickly than we would have preferred. We care an awful lot about our …

“They’re some of our best workers, candidly. They come in, they understand what it means to get work done,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he likes to …

“Leadership, to me, is setting the example. Don’t ask anybody to do something that you wouldn’t do,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. …

“It’s just listening to what they need and then seeing what you can do about it,” says Travis Miller, Owner and Senior Structural Engineer with Miller Engineering. Miller says he tries to …

Do you have different recruitment and retention strategies for different division in your workforce? Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity with Edward Jones says they have overarching …

Understanding the difference between facts, thoughts and feelings can help you put an end to workplace gossip says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. “Knowing …

Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions, says there will be 3.7 million positions nationally and 140,000 in the state of Missouri that employers can’t fill in the next eight years. …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says you need to hire people whose strengths compliment your own. Whether you’re looking for someone with people skills or an analytical mindset, …

“I feel that any time someone feels their safety is threatened, they should be calling 911,” says Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department. Schroeder says if …

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