What Hiring Managers are Looking for on Your Administrative Resume

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Administrative roles are truly the backbone of any organization. Without them, the day-to-day won’t run smoothly and allow leadership won’t be able to focus on their high-level tasks. When you’re applying for administrative jobs, it’s crucial to put in the effort on your resume so hiring managers feel confident in giving you a chance to… Read more »

How to Turn Disengaged Employees into Engaged Team Members

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  Performance in the workplace isn’t just tied to ability or work ethic – engagement plays a major role. Employee engagement refers to how internally motivated employees are to go above and beyond, and find working hard to be personally rewarding. Unfortunately, most employees are disengaged: only one-third of employees in the US workplace reported… Read more »

How Will the Start of the School Year Affect Your Employees with Children?

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For working parents, back-to-school time is often accompanied by changes in their personal routines that can make it challenging to manage their personal and work obligations. Employers who approach their workers’ situations with understanding are more likely to gain their loyalty, and make them more engaged and productive. Consider these ways the start of the… Read more »

How to Increase Your Likability in the Workplace

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Career success may start with strong, relevant skill sets and technical competence, but it doesn’t end there. And as most of us begin to realize a few years into our professional lives, the things that make a person trustworthy, magnetic, and highly respected aren’t necessarily related to concrete accomplishments, awards, or technical certifications. Simple likeability… Read more »

Five Common Mistakes During Job Interviews

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Are you making any of these five common mistakes during the interview process? If so, this might be the reason your interviews don’t produce very helpful or accurate information. Resolve these problems, and you may see a noticeable improvement in your hiring and staffing outcomes. 1. Talking too much As soon as the candidate sits down,… Read more »

Can a “War For Talent” Mindset Hurt Your Business?

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About a decade ago, a few business management bestsellers began promoting a popular approach to hiring and staffing that became known as the “war for talent” philosophy. According to the logic of this approach, talent acquisition is based on simple principles, and the best way to optimize human capital is to 1.) find and recruit… Read more »

How To Cut Costs While Cutting Waste

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Across the manufacturing sector, vast cost cutting opportunities and potential efficiency improvements can be found in the product development arena, but many of these opportunities are going untapped and undiscovered. What steps can business decision makers take to investigate processes and find ways to trim waste and cost? Even a small change can yield staggering… Read more »

Make an Impression: Ask These Questions During Interviews

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Regardless of the specific position or industry, most job interviews follow a certain predictable rhythm: Introductory small talk gives way to the interviewer’s brief overview of the position, which is followed by a series of inquiries directed to the applicant. Eventually the conversation comes to an end, at which point the interviewer turns the tables… Read more »

Things You Need to Know About Every Candidate You Interview

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If you’re a recruiter, then it’s your responsibility to find out everything you can about a candidate’s skill sets and cultural aptitude before you present the candidate to the hiring manager. The more detail you offer, the better you support your client’s decision making process, and the more value you add to your role. Likewise,… Read more »