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Let’s face it, although the economy has improved over the last few years and more jobs are being created, times are still tough for many. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate as of April 2014, was 6.3%. Although the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2008, one third of today’s unemployed Americans find themselves in the category of the long-term une Read More

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Job search. Two simple words that can strike an instant rush of dread and heartache into almost anybody. We’ve all been there. Whether you just graduated college and are looking for your first “real” job, got laid-off from a previous job or are currently employed and looking to change jobs, the job search never gets easier. Especially after a few months of no contact from prospective employe Read More

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Sales Coaching Can Teach Employees How To Be Top Performers Sometime last week I had the honor to learn from Bill Eckstrom, President and founder of the EcSell Institute – a business whose mission is to impact performance of sales departments by increasing quality of sales coaching. Bill came all the way from Nebraska to Link’s headquarters in Houston, TX, to share with us his knowledge and w Read More

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The average full-time employee works 40 hours a week, which is equal to 1,960 hours per year. A person who works from the age of 21 to 65 will have spent a staggering 91,250 hours of their lifetime at work. I can’t help but ask myself, if we spend THIS much time at work, why shouldn’t we place more emphasis on company culture? Think about it…you are spending almost 1/3 of your life at work. Read More

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How do I effectively retain my best people and reduce employee turnover? If you are a leader of a business you have probably been asked this question a million times, and you’ve probably asked it yourself on occasion. So, why can’t people seem to grasp the answer? The answer to that is simple. Most leaders rely on what they THINK their employees want, rather than actually ASKING their employee Read More

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Talented employees are the leaders and the future behind successful companies. To keep your top employees and optimize their skills set, employers need to engage and reward their employees consistently. When your top workforce loses engagement or feel undervalued, they begin to seek other opportunities. Whether your workforce consists of skilled labor or unskilled labor, here are some things that Read More