Five Leadership New Year’s Resolutions

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The beginning of the new year comes with a set of annual policies and traditions in most workplaces. Employee evaluations provide team members with clear yearly feedback and a list of plans and goals for the year ahead. And while they help their employees check off accomplishments and lessons learned, managers also like to face… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

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The New Year is right around the corner, and this season offers a perfect opportunity to reestablish control over your job search, fix what isn’t working, and set a new heading. By this time next year, you’ll be taking your first steps into an exciting new position…but you have a few hoops you’ll have to… Read more »

The Benefits of Employee Wellness

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Employee wellness and workplace safety are not just quality of life issues for your employees and team members. They’re also productivity issues. There’s a strong and direct link between companies that  maintain a healthy work force and companies that thrive in the marketplace.  In fact, recent HR studies suggest that when a company makes a… Read more »

Performance Reviews Should Be about Employee Development

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Almost every company with more than a handful of employees relies on some form of annual performance review process to keep employee progress in line with company goals. And most HR managers and company decision makers work hard to choose an assessment model that provides accurate and relevant data, fits the company culture and budget,… Read more »

Improve Your Leadership Skills by Becoming a Better Listener

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Communication skills are an essential aspect of great leadership, and a powerful communicator is a person who can both transmit and receive information with clarity, efficiency, accuracy. But these two components of leadership skill are not weighted equally on the real world scale of business success. While strong leaders express their thoughts and feelings well,… Read more »

Connect With Like-Minded Businesses and Keep Up-to-Date On Industry News

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We all know social media is out there, actively connecting businesses with other businesses, with consumers, and with potential strategic partners. But if you own or manage a small business, how can you make sure you’re taking full advantage of social media resources to expand your online footprint? And how can you use social media… Read more »

Choosing the Right Staffing Firm: Considerations

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Staffing is always a high-stakes proposition, and as most business owners know, the stakes only rise when sales slow down and budgets tighten. The economy is recovering gradually, but as the speed of commerce slowly returns to normal, hiring managers are looking for ways to take some of the risk and cost out of staffing… Read more »

Stop Losing Your Best Candidates to Other Offers

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Now and then, every recruiter stands in the demoralizing position of losing a great candidate after the selection process, but before the position officially begins. Even the best hiring process sometimes allows a few top candidates to slip away. And great talent is always in demand, so the better the candidate, the more likely she… Read more »

Praise: The Key to Workplace Productivity

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During the late 1980’s, a new management philosophy worked its way into bookstores and headlines based on a mindset called the “war for talent”. According to proponents of this management model, the best way to keep employees productive was to keep them under control, and the best way to keep them under control was by… Read more »

Land a Great Job Even Without Experience

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You’re polishing your resume, scanning job boards, and reaching out to your contacts with all the confidence you can muster, but under your bold exterior, you’re a little bit worried. Since you’re new to the field, your experience just doesn’t measure up to that of your competitors. Are you right to be concerned? And if… Read more »