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The new year. It’s traditionally considered a time of new beginnings. Spring may still be a few months off, but the start of January represents fresh horizons and the possibility of a better year ahead. But does that make the new year the right time to find a new job? Actually, it usually does. While… Read more »

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Keeping your staff happy can accelerate growth and boost productivity. It’s an important component to achieving the most efficient workplace possible. However, it’s not always easy to keep your workers in mind. A competing set of interested parties is always vying for your concern and attention. You have to ruminate constantly about customer satisfaction. You… Read more »

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Effectively managing overtime can represent the difference between accelerated expansion and stagnation. To grow, your business needs flexibility and the ability to absorb a sudden influx of orders. However, the tasks of coordinating and efficiently overseeing overtime can create challenges. After all, customers don’t follow prearranged production schedules. When they need something, they want it… Read more »

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Keeping your good employees is essential for building long-term success. However, the goal can be tricky. Sometimes, when faced with a hard budget ceiling, you need to get creative about your retention strategies. You must find low-cost ways to convince a place to stay for the long term. Obviously, retention becomes easier when you can… Read more »

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Finding a job with little or no work experience presents a daunting challenge. It’s difficult to get hired, because no one wants to deal with the learning curve or take a chance on an untested talent. The circumstances create a Catch 22-type situation: how do you get experience when no one will hire you? Building… Read more »

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You spend hours online every day, mostly watching puppy videos and posting pictures of the meals you order at restaurants. You feel like you’re pretty good at social media. Well, like any competency, why not use it to help your career? Why not leverage your social media skills to help you find a job? It’s… Read more »

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The long recruitment process has finally paid off. You’ve found your next superstar employee. But then the height of HR disappointment happens they turn you down your job offer. The rejection not only throws your recruitment process into chaos. It also sends you scrambling to figure out why you can’t land your best candidates. The… Read more »

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A job interview feels like a conclusion, like a concert at the end of a long, tedious rehearsal schedule. But that’s not quite true. The interview doesn’t close off the recruitment process. Rather, you can still take steps to follow up after the meeting and improve your chances of landing the position. Can you make… Read more »

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Don’t work harder…work smarter. You hear the expression all the time. It’s good professional advice, and you can put it into action even before you land a position. By running a smarter job search, you increase your chances of finding a meaningful, career-building opportunity. Job searches quickly become tedious slogs. You end up just sending… Read more »

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You spend a lot of time crafting the perfect interview questions. But as much effort and research as you put into the process, you might learn as much about a candidate from a simple response to a seemingly innocuous offer. “Do you want a glass of water?” On the surface, it seems like common courtesy…. Read more »