Creating Positive Change in a Business Requires Good Leadership and Adaptability

Creating Positive Change in a Business Requires Good Leadership and Adaptability The Panther Group

Change is inevitable in any business. Organizations that don’t adapt to change will fail to thrive and grow. How can you lead your team to see change as positive?  Change often makes people uncomfortable. Handled improperly, it can cause resistance. People get into habits – a “this is the way it’s always been done” mindset. How can you break your… Read more

Are You At Risk of Misclassifying Employees?

Are You At Risk of Misclassifying Employees_ - The Panther Group (1)

On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor Department announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The effective date of the final rule is March 8, 2021. This rule brings long-needed clarity for American workers and employers. Sharpening the test to determine who… Read more

HR Professionals Are on the Front Lines To Defeat Unconscious Bias

HR Professionals Are on the Front Lines To Defeat Unconscious Bias - The Panther Group

As business leaders have become more cognizant of the need to address unconscious bias, there has been an increasing top-down commitment to meeting it head-on. While this is excellent news, HR has an important role to play as well. After all, human resources is often a new employee’s first exposure to the organization, so it’s… Read more

Workplace Equity Issues Leaders Should Address This Year

Workplace Equity Issue Leaders Should Address This Year - The Panther Group

While workplace equity issues have been brought to the forefront, they are not new to the business world. It’s never been more critical for leaders to confront them in them head-on. The most important step is to recognize inequity. Some people don’t believe sexism or racism still exist because their manager is a woman, or… Read more

Great Leaders Develop The Strengths of Their Team – Here’s How

Great Leaders Develop The Strengths of Their Team - Here's How - The Panther Group

When developing your team, leaders can focus on developing their strengths or overcoming their weaknesses. Unless they fall short in skills vital to performing their jobs effectively, it’s more positive and productive to develop their strengths. They will gain a sense of mastery and the ability to hone their expertise. 5 Ways To Develop Your… Read more

What Steps Businesses Took for Working With Staffing Companies During the COVID Shutdown

How Did Businesses Continue Working With Their Staffing Partners During the Shutdown? - The Panther Group

The pandemic and ensuing shutdown in many regions left many businesses in chaos. Staffing firms fortunately offered the ability to be flexible and respond quickly to unexpected change is part of their mission and business model. As companies struggled to adapt to the new reality and keep their organizations moving forward, staffing partners like The… Read more

5 Tips for Speeding Up the Hiring Process and Reducing Risk at the Same Time

Some companies like to take their time when hiring. They want to be as careful as possible so they don’t hire the wrong person. Bad hires are costly, for sure! According to CareerBuilder, the average cost of hiring the wrong person is between $7,000 and $10,000. Here are five tips for speeding up the hiring… Read more

Did I Hire The Right Person?

No matter how much time and effort you put into assessing and vetting a new hire, it’s not exactly possible to determine how they’ll work out for your company until you’ve actually seen them in action. But, once you’ve officially brought them on board, it shouldn’t take all that long for you to know whether… Read more

The Skills Gap is Impacting Hiring

As a hiring manager, you probably don’t need us to tell you that there’s currently a bit of a crisis in terms of the amount of qualified professionals available for hire. Earlier this year, The Hill reported the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ findings that the IT industry would likely need to add around 100,000… Read more