How to Handle Unconventional Interviews

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Companies these days are getting a little more creative in the way they interview job candidates. Firms are interviewing people in different settings and situations – over a meal, for example, or drinks, or even outdoors. The intent is to get a better idea of what candidates are really like, to see how they handle… Read more »

Is It Time for a New Job?

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Years ago, people would stay with one company for their entire career, but, as is well known, that is no longer the case. People today change jobs often. Workers today are more focused on career growth than company loyalty. But the economy itself is a driver of job change. As technology advances, companies themselves, especially… Read more »

Good Leadership Skills

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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

What to Avoid on a Resume

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Your resume is basically a sales pitch. You are selling yourself to an employer. So, everything on your resume should be focused toward that end. Like a machine, all of the parts perform their function to allow the machine to operate properly. That means you need to avoid superfluous information or anything that can distract… Read more »

How We Undermine Our Productivity

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Do you always feel like you never have the time to get done what you need to, that you always seem busy but are never making much progress? Do you feel like you are always spinning your wheels? If that is the case, you may be causing these problems yourself. Here are a few things… Read more »

How to Enhance the Professional Growth of Employees

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Companies know that employee engagement is important. It plays a key role in the growth and success of any business. Keeping employees engaged is more than just about the money. Just as important is the opportunity employees have for professional growth, important for their own career and for the growth and future of the company… Read more »

How to Boost Your Recruiting Efforts

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These days, with the job market so tight, companies are struggling to fill positions, and recruiting has taken on a new level of importance. Finding good people takes more than just posting a job advertisement. Now, it involves a number of different things – from managing the image of the company, to its forms of… Read more »

What to do After the Interview

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By now, it is fairly common knowledge that you need to send a thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. The note should express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest in the job, and, if needed, expand on any answers you feel were not handled adequately during the… Read more »

How to Build a Reward System that Works

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

How to Put Together an Effective Team

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »