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The importance of a vibrant corporate culture is unquestioned. It is commonly assumed that a strong corporate culture is beneficial to a company’s bottom line. In fact, studies have shown that companies with vigorous corporate cultures perform at least 20 percent better than similar ones without such cultures. But opinions vary as to what exactly… Read more »

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There is no lack of advice out there on how to achieve success, whether it be getting the job you want, or getting ahead in your career. But, unfortunately, much of the most common advice is useless at best. It really does nothing to help you achieve your goals, according to research psychologist Heidi Grant… Read more »

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In the workplace today, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are nothing new. Traditionally, they have been used to help employees with counseling services for such things as substance abuse. But as the workplace changes, EAPs have changed also to meet the new and growing needs of workers. EAPs now provide a range of additional services. EAPs… Read more »

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Employers routinely complain about the lack of skilled people available for job openings companies have. But there is now some evidence to show that companies to some degree might be part of the cause of the talent shortage they bemoan. In a recent survey of more than 2,000 companies, half of the hiring managers said… Read more »

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To hire the best people they can, companies, like individuals, seek to develop a distinctive brand, one that will attract attention and talent. In developing a brand, you want to show what is unique and compelling about your organization. With the pervasiveness of social media, companies are using this platform create and disseminate their brand…. Read more »

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Tired of the job you have now? Not getting any satisfaction or fulfillment from your work ? Thinking about making a change? Some people see a career change as just the thing they need to get them engaged and excited about their work.  You hear stories about people who have made the transition from one… Read more »

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Job orientation, what is referred to as onboarding, is an important process and should not be taken lightly. It could, in fact, play a significant role in the success of a new employee at a company. Bringing new people onboard should be done with care and planning. What you should avoid is a very long… Read more »

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If you’re tired of making little money for your efforts and you’ve decided that you’re going to look for a higher paying job – possibly one that’s much higher – than the one you’re working at now, read below for some tips on how to land a position with better compensation. First of all, we’re… Read more »

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Stress is something we all have to deal with, whether looking for a job or at work. We have to deal with deadlines, workload, coworkers and bosses. But recent research has revealed something interesting about the nature of stress. It turns out that the impact of stress, whether bad or good, may depend to a… Read more »

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While the economy appears to be recovering, and the stock market has hit new highs, there is still one area of the economy that has not improved much since the recession, and that is unemployment. The number of unemployed still remains stubbornly high. It is a marked difference from other recoveries, when economic recovery also… Read more »