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Mindfulness is something that more and more people are taking up because of the benefits it offers, both on the job and in their personal life. Proponents say it can help enhance concentration, reduce stress, improve mood, and even help the immune system. But there are also a number of questions surrounding mindfulness. People wonder… Read more »

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When someone moves into the ranks of management, he or she encounters an entirely new set of challenges. No longer is his or her own performance the only concern. The new manager now is responsible for the performance of a number of people. One of the pitfalls every new manager needs to be aware of… Read more »

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We all have long-term goals, whether related to our career or personal life. We have plans for where we would like to be in our careers five or ten years down the road. But long-term goals present unique challenges, precisely because they are something we cannot hope to achieve until sometime in the more distant… Read more »

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It’s summer! That may mean more people than usual will be going on vacation in the next few months. Summer can also mean that many employees take long weekends as well. How do you make sure that work still gets done well and at an optimal pace? Plan proactively for temporary staffing in the summer. Don’t… Read more »

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You have been asked to write a letter of recommendation for someone you know, maybe someone who is an employee, or a colleague, or an acquaintance. Whatever the case, you are now confronted with putting together something cogent and compelling about the person on paper. Now, you could write the letter yourself, which would require… Read more »

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All employers would like to have a happy and productive workforce. Businesses want people who are performing at their best and are happy in their jobs. These are people who make a company grow, people who stay with a company. Here are 8 steps to keep workers happy and productive: Proper onboarding Companies should not… Read more »

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Employers use different types of interviews to evaluate job candidates. There is the screening interview to determine if a person is a viable candidate. There is the stress interview, which simulates stressful situations to see how the candidate responds. There is the behavioral interview, where the candidate need to show how he or she will… Read more »

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A recent survey shows that the most important recruiting tool for companies is their career website. It is the most valuable resource for job candidates when they are looking at companies, more important than Facebook, Twitter, or any other marketing channels. Almost two-thirds of the job candidates contacted in the survey included it among their… Read more »

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Many younger employees are encouraged to find mentors where they work. And many companies in NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut encourage mentorship programs. Everyone generally agrees that mentorships can be valuable programs for both mentor and mentee. Often, however, because there are really no guidelines on how or what a mentor should do to help… Read more »