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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

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To get the most out of your day, to work efficiently, you need to have good time management. It is essential to your ultimate success at your job. It will help you get a lot more done in less time. Here are a few good time management tips. 1. Do things in clusters or batches… Read more »

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It’s one of the most common job interview questions, and how you answer it could mean the difference between getting the job or not. The question is: “How do you handle failure?” It’s an important question because we all have experienced failure in our lives; it is universal. And how we handle it says a… Read more »

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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 »