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Don’t let the tough job market stop you from going for a promotion. If you’ve proved your value to your employer you can earn a promotion, no matter if layoffs are ongoing or imminent. Promotions can be had in any economy — to top performers. That’s really the key: to earn a promotion you really… Read more »

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Now that you’ve hired someone to fill a position, you’ll want to get your new working relationship started right. Which means you’ll need to begin his or her time with your company with something of a bang. Below are some tips on how to get your new employee started at your company with a positive… Read more »

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Write a poor recruitment ad and you’ll get weak applicants. You’ll also probably receive too many applicants, leading to you or your human resources staff spending far too much time culling resumes and even possibly conducting first interviews with people who aren’t a good fit — or even qualified — for the job. What’s more,… Read more »

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If you are a small- to mid-size business, outsourcing your payroll and benefits administration may be the way to go to save money. When you think about the time and money you spend on payroll and benefits processing, it makes sense to use a payroll provider.  For a small company, an in-house payroll department can… Read more »

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Today, hiring and keeping talented and high performing people in your company is an economic imperative. It starts at the top with the company leadership.  Your rising stars want to know that the leadership has a direction they want to take the organization, and clear cut goals they want to reach.  The plan does not… Read more »

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When interviewing for a job, you naturally are trying your best to impress a prospective employer, and much of your time has most likely been spent preparing for an interviewer’s questions. But it is important to remember that a job interview is a two-way street.  You need to make sure that this is a place… Read more »

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If you want your business to grow, you want to get the most from your employees because it’s their productivity that will lead to growth. What stands in the way of generating greater productivity, and what can you do about it? Employee productivity can be tied to one thing – motivation.  What motivates your employees… Read more »

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Are there companies you admire, businesses you would like to emulate? If so, chances are these successful enterprises have an ethos of goal setting and achieving among employees at all levels. Here are some tips to help you get all of your employees to set personal work goals: You may have to require that all… Read more »

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When considering a new job opportunity, there are obviously many things to look at.  Salary may generally be uppermost in people’s minds when looking at a new job, but there are many other important factors to examine as well.  These factors are all key to determining that all-important fit between job candidate and employer. 1)… Read more »

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If your top young talent doesn’t stay with  your company for more than a few years and you’d like to keep the brains, creativity, work ethic and chutzpah these young top guns have brought to your business, here are some tips to help you do so. Watch your rules. Too many corporations have too many… Read more »