Using a Career Fair to Your Best Advantage

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In the course of your job hunt, you are likely to attend one or more career fairs. They can be frustrating – waiting in line just for a few words with a recruiter, and giving him or her your resume. But they can also be an opportunity to learn about career opportunities and do some… Read more »

Compensation and Morale

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As the economy continues to struggle worldwide, it is having an effect on how companies are looking at expenses. As they try to rein in costs, businesses are being stingy with compensation and benefits, especially given the fact that the unemployment rate is high. Pay is not going up, but healthcare premiums are. More companies… Read more »

Looking at the Right Data for Hiring

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In making hiring decisions, companies look at a lot of data to try and predict who would be the most productive employees. The problem, according to business consultant Daniel Enthoven, is that they look at the wrong data, information that has little if any relevance or predictive capacity regarding jobs. Many companies, for example, look… Read more »

Hiring Looking Up for 2012 College Grads

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If you’re graduating college this spring, consider yourself luckier than your counterparts of the last few years: a survey of businesses shows that most companies said they intended to hire more newly graduated college students this year than in recent years past. The annual survey by CareerBuilder.com and CareerRookie.com found that 54 percent of business… Read more »

How to Find More Time

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If you’re trying to claw back some time out of your busy schedule, what can you do? One thing we can try is to look at things that really amount to little more than busy work in our schedule, but give us the illusion that we are accomplishing something. Here are a few suggestions from… Read more »

Workplace Flexibility Leads to Better Employee Health

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Turns out the flexible workplace supporters were right after all: workplace flexibility really does help employees’ health and well-being! A December 2011 study that appeared in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior followed a company that had instituted a new management system in which work was changed to that employees had considerable more flexibility… Read more »

Helping Employees Save Enough for Retirement

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As just about everyone in today’s workforce knows, pension plans are going the way of the dinosaur, being replaced by employee contribution plans such as 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. But with the recent severe downturn in the economy, it has become evident that these retirement accounts leave a lot to be desired. Moreover, an… Read more »

Facing Your Fears and Getting Those Big Projects Done!

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Many employees often undertake big, long-term projects at work. It may be a project with no definite deadline, or with a deadline that is several months away. These are the projects that often create the most anxiety, says business consultant Peter Bregman. Sometimes they lead to procrastination, until the deadline looms before you. Often, you… Read more »

Was it a Compliment or a Jab? How New Technologies Can Muddle Messages

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In business, the situation with technology sometimes resembles a person stranded on a deserted island, surrounded by water, but none to drink. We have more ways to communicate than ever before, according to Stephen Paskoff, a human resources specialist, but despite that, all the advances in communication technology have done little to help us understand… Read more »

Tips to Help You Upgrade Your Leadership Skills

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Leadership has acquired even more emphasis in the current business climate, as it appears more and more that leaders are putting their own self-interest ahead of the organizations for which they are responsible. What can you do to upgrade your leadership skills? Here are a few tips from business analysts John Coleman and Bill George…. Read more »