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Often when an employer eliminates a job candidate from consideration, they do it with a curt statement, telling the person the company hired someone else with more experience or skills. But these days, with social media and a talent shortage, it is important for employers to maintain good relationships with job candidates. That means giving… Read more »

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There is plenty of evidence now to show that referral programs are effective. Companies hire more people through referrals than through job boards. It saves companies time and money in the hiring process. Plus, referrals tend to perform better and stay longer. But, at many companies, these programs have been neglected and are not functioning… Read more »

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With advances in technology, more employees are working remotely, a trend that appears to be gaining momentum. According to a recent study, about one-third of all workers will be working remotely within the next ten years. Currently, about two-thirds of all companies have at least some employees working remotely. Although working at home has become… Read more »

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We all want to get more done, and we are constantly striving to work harder and longer to get ahead. But at the same time, we need to be careful we don’t work ourselves to the point of exhaustion and burnout. Here are a few tips for improving performance without overdoing it. 1. Define your… Read more »

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When you put together a LinkedIn profile, you obviously want people to read it. But if you want to attract eyeballs, you need to write something that will spark some interest, something that people – especially recruiters – will find compelling. You need to basically think like a newspaper copy editor. These are the people… Read more »

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Frustration is something we have to deal with on a daily basis, especially at work. We all realize that it is part of life. But, even so, we are not very good at handling it. Sometimes we fly off the handle, do or say something that often makes matters worse. The problem is that frustration… Read more »

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Often companies are baffled as to why they cannot attract and hire the best talent. They spend a lot of money on recruiting, on maintaining their website, on burnishing their reputation. Yet, they fall short in talent acquisition. It could be that the problem here resides in the hiring process. You may attract the best… Read more »

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We all want to be successful, but many are not sure how to do it. Here are a few tips that, while they may not guarantee success, will certainly go a long way toward increasing your chances of being successful. 1. Develop a daily routine This is extremely important to achieving success. A routine is… Read more »

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Do you find that your employees are not all that engaged with their work? They are not showing much enthusiasm and not putting in their best effort. If so, you certainly need to address the situation. Employee engagement is important, having a direct effect on the bottom line. Engaged employees look forward to coming into… Read more »

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Onboarding processes are fairly common these days. They are very effective at improving employee productivity and retention. The question is, are companies getting the most from their onboarding efforts? Are they getting the best results possible? Here are a few tips to improve the onboarding process to ensure your company is making the most of… Read more »