Why Year-End is the Best Time to Start Your Job Search!

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If you want to jump start your job search now, you don’t have to wait until after the holidays. It’s a common misconception that job searches during the end of the year are pointless. Sure, hiring managers may be out of the office a bit more, but there’s still plenty of groundwork you can put… Read more »

Why You Have to Focus on Company Culture During Times of Low Unemployment

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Approximately 65% of American workers do not feel engaged at work, according to workplace engagement surveys from Gallup. Lack of engagement can lead to lower productivity, reduced satisfaction, and be bad for overall branding.  Improving company culture can significantly boost engagement levels and should be an organizational goal; however, it’s especially important when unemployment levels… Read more »

Attract Talented Candidates With Your Positive Work Environment

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When candidates are evaluating potential employers, money may be important but the work environment may be the deciding factor. Spending a great deal of time in a negative workplace can eventually take such a toll that no amount of compensation can overcome it. Attract the attention of talented candidates by focusing on a positive work… Read more »

Reference Checks: Just a Formality?

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Savvy applicants always choose and list their references carefully, but in end, many hiring mangers ultimately ignore these references and make their final decisions based on other criteria. Reference check omissions are especially common among short term or lower level positions, and they happen for a host of reasons. Among these reasons, they’re time-consuming and… Read more »

Bringing Out the Hacker in Your Employees

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The term “technical employee” typically refers to any employee who spends her days focused on micro-level problem solving rather than business decision making, and includes most employees engaged in design, research and development, software creation, or product inception. A chef in a restaurant is a technical employee, and so are most craftspeople and artisans. Technical… Read more »

The Secret Fears of Every Hiring Manager and How Job Seekers Can Approach These Fears

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When you walk into a job interview, chances are you’re at least a little bit nervous. This is natural. If you’re interested in the job, the stakes are high and you want to come off well. You want to communicate your qualifications clearly, and you want to seem honest and confident. But you may not… Read more »

FMLA: What Does it Cover and When Does it Start?

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The FMLA, or Family Medical Leave Act, is a set of laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, specifically the Employment Standards Administration’s Wage and Hour Division. As a central part of its provisions, the FMLA requires employers to provide covered, eligible employees with up to twelve weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave each year… Read more »

Haven’t Hired In A While? How to Bring a New Employee on Board

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As we’ve said time and again on this blog (because it’s true!), your most valuable form of capital is your human capital. This rule prevails regardless of your industry sector or the size of your business. Even if you’re a company made up of one person, take a moment to reflect. How useful would your… Read more »

Eliminate Low Morale At the Source!

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The low morale around your office is becoming harder and harder to ignore. At first, you overheard a few unhappy gripe sessions around the water cooler, but you could dismiss this as the grumbling of one or two chronic complainers. Then two bad apples became five. Then one of your best employees gave notice. Was… Read more »

Eliminate Low Morale At the Source!

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The low morale around your office is becoming harder and harder to ignore. At first, you overheard a few unhappy gripe sessions around the water cooler, but you could dismiss this as the grumbling of one or two chronic complainers. Then two bad apples became five. Then one of your best employees gave notice. Was… Read more »