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Many companies are investing more in training their employees. That was the message from a recent survey of more than 2,200 CFOs in companies located in the 20 largest metropolitan areas. The survey was conducted by an independent research firm. Nearly one-third of all the companies surveyed reported spending more on training and professional development… Read more »

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If you want to attract top-flight people to your company, you naturally want to give them a good impression of your business. All too often, though, companies fail to do this because they do not put enough effort into their job descriptions, which are usually the first point of contact people have with businesses. Often… Read more »

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If you want to earn more and jump start your career, as well as improve your life overall, you should work on your emotional intelligence. That is the finding of a number of research studies on the subject. Emotional intelligence is the ability to work well with other people, to form meaningful relationships and to… Read more »

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Are you having trouble using your time effectively to get done what you need to? If you are, here a few quick steps to help you get better control of your time and use it to your best advantage. Make a goal. When you get to work in the morning, establish an important goal that… Read more »

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When talking about different generations in the workforce, it is generally assumed that an older worker would not feel comfortable having a younger worker as a supervisor, and, conversely, that a younger worker might feel uncomfortable supervising an older person. But the results of a recent survey of professionals appear to contradict the conventional wisdom… Read more »

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A constant challenge in the workplace is being able to focus on your work, to avoid distractions and interruptions. And it is difficult. Part of the problem is they way our brains have evolved over millennia. Our brains don’t want to waste energy, so they tend to simply react most of the time to all… Read more »

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Most bad hires occur because the person does not have the right skills needed to do the job, according to a recent survey of more than 2,000 business leaders. About 40 percent of the company leaders polled said a mismatch in skills was the primary reason for a bad hire. Thirty percent said that new… Read more »

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Job searches are definitely at the high end of the anxiety and stress spectrum. And one of the most anxious times during the job search is waiting to hear back from a company after you have submitted application materials. Human resource people advise checking back with the employer if you have not heard anything within… Read more »

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We all want to perform at our best at work. And we are constantly looking for ways to do that – through training, getting better organized, working longer hours. But there is often one thing that is overlooked in this drive for performance enhancement, something that is just as important – if not more important… Read more »

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It’s no secret that technology is driving change in the business world. Big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning – all are having or will have a big impact. In the future, technology will probably change the very nature of work. The kinds of skills needed in the future will most likely be very different… Read more »