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Developing Effective Exit Interviews Often exit interview programs falls short of their intended goal, that of improving employee retention or gathering information that the company can use going forward. Exit Interview Flaws Exit interviews miss the mark for two reasons. First, the quality of the information is suspect. If exit interviews are to be effective… Read more »

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You have a job opening then needs to be filled. You have put together a job description, advertised for the job, sifted through many resumes, interviewed the top candidates, and made an offer. But unexpectedly, your top pick turned you down. What is your next step? In this situation, the dilemma you’re faced with is… Read more »

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Often, in an attempt to establish a rapport with a job candidate during an interview, hiring managers will engage in a little small talk at the start of the meeting. But, as a hiring manager, you need to be careful that you don’t inadvertently touch on topics that may open your company up to legal… Read more »

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You’ve recently been hired at a new job, and today is your first day at work. You’re feeling excited and a little anxious at the same time. Naturally, you want to make a good impression and make a good start. Here are a few tips to make the first day on the job a good… Read more »

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Whether a leader needs to be likeable or not is a question still open to debate. Some contend likeability is important, while others discount the trait, arguing that earning respect is more important Some psychologists, however, stress the importance of likeability for leadership, contending that people vastly underestimate how much it influences people’s behavior, regardless… Read more »

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During job interviews, companies are evaluating candidates to see if they would be able to perform well in a job. But the interview is essentially a two-way street. Job candidates, in addition to trying to sell themselves to the hiring manager, need to be evaluating the company as well. You need to be sure that… Read more »

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There is a trend now among companies in placing greater emphasis on employee health and wellness. One reason for this emphasis has been the upheaval in people’s lives caused by the pandemic. Workers have become more aware and concerned about their physical, mental, and emotional health after going through the turmoil of the past several… Read more »

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We all fall victim to it at some time or another. We get distracted from our work, either by something in our environment, or because we lose our focus and concentration for one reason or another. Staying on Schedule The best way to stay on schedule is to block out periods of time on a… Read more »

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Psychologists and business experts generally agree that resilience is a key trait that people need to have if they are to be successful in their careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a failure, to continue moving forward even after experiencing setbacks. To have resilience is to have the ability to persevere. Having… Read more »

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Since 2020, companies have raised wages 4.5 percent. But workers may not feel any better off because that increase is being eaten up by inflation. The annual inflation rate was more than 8 percent for the month of April alone. So, what can you do to get ahead of the inflation monster? Here are a… Read more »