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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 »

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Office temperature. It may seem like a trivial thing, but it’s not. If an office is too hot or too cold, it can really affect your comfort, mood and productivity. In fact, in a recent survey, almost half of those responding reported that their office was too hot or too cold. Moreover, a majority of… Read more »

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There are a number of good reasons to invest in an employee wellness program. Probably the best reason is the health and wellbeing of your employees. Wellness programs can help employees stay healthy and reduce stress, which in the end makes them happier and more productive. Moreover, these days when companies are struggling to find… Read more »

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To be successful in business, people are all generally agreed that tenacity and persistence are essential, the ability to stick to our goals in the face of setbacks and obstacles. Although this is basically true, there are times when the payoff may actually be greater if we reassess our efforts to make sure we are… Read more »

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There is a great deal of information out there on how to interview for a job. Some of it is very specific, such as how to employ insights from psychology to make a good impression. But no matter how arcane the advice may be, it all rests on a foundation of some basic things every… Read more »

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We all have to make decisions at work. People do this in different ways – some do a comparison of pros and cons, others are more apt to go with their gut, while still others like to solicit opinions from various colleagues. We all want to make the best decision possible. And we all like… Read more »

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There is a lot being written these days about how to keep employees motivated and engaged. But most of this applies to full-time, permanent employees. There is little attention being given to contingent workers. But taking steps to keep the contingent workforce motivated is just as important because these workers are becoming more and more… Read more »

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Gaps in work history are more common these days. People move around more. Companies are quicker to lay people off. The days when a person spent his or her entire career at one company are pretty much gone. And yet, the attitudes of that time are more difficult to eradicate. Gaps in work history still… Read more »

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Social media can be a very effective tool to aid in a job search. Recruiters scour sites like LinkedIn looking for job candidates. Social media is also a good place to find out about job opportunities as well. Here are a few tips on optimizing your job search on social media. 1. A professional looking… Read more »