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Companies today are facing a talent shortage, that is well known. Skilled workers have more options because they are more in demand. And companies are struggling to find the people with the needed skills. Because of this situation, it is important for companies to reevaluate their recruiting methods and look at new strategies to deal… Read more »

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We all have goals for our lives. They may be goals at work, connected to our career, or personal goals. Often, however, we have trouble reaching these goals. We never seem to be making the progress we would like to make. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to take a… Read more »

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More and more, companies are realizing the importance of having happy employees, people who are engaged with their jobs, who like where they work and what they are doing. However, there are also many companies who neglect this important part of their business. Different studies showing varying results, but they all agree on one thing… Read more »

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These days there is a lot of talk about flexibility at work. Workers, especially younger ones, are demanding more flexible schedules at their workplaces. The natural question that arises about this flexibility is a simple one – does it work? Are those people with flexible schedules as productive or more productive than those who work… Read more »

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Recent surveys show that when it comes to the job search, traditional resumes work best, and timing is important for job interviews. A survey of business leaders revealed that most of them – 8 out of 10 – prefer traditional resumes in a Word or PDF format. Very few wanted to see online profiles, video… Read more »

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To help prepare for a big event, some people will run through their performance in their mind, making a mental image of what they will do and how it will go. Does it really help to do this? Some psychologists say yes. Using imagery, visualizing in your mind an action or an outcome, can help… Read more »

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Job interviews are stressful. There is no denying that. A lot hinges on your performance – a new job, a new direction for your career. You know that everything you say and do is being scrutinized and judged. But there are things you can do to control and even reduce the stress and anxiety. Here… Read more »

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To get ahead, many still believe the key is to work hard. But in today’s complex business world, although hard work is still necessary, it is not what matters most for advancement. More important are the ability and desire to constantly learn new skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt to change, according to… Read more »

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Being socially responsible is an important goal for many companies. They understand the value of helping their communities and society in general. Many companies do this through philanthropy and organizing employee volunteer programs. Survey Results A recent survey by a California management resources company confirms the value of social programs. More than 2,000 CFOs were… Read more »

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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 »