The Most Sought-After Leadership Skills

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People often talk about “leadership” as if it’s a singular thing. But really leadership exists at the nexus of a series of skills. Given that fact, what are the key components of leadership? It’s an important question. Every organization wants successful managers. But beyond those supervisory roles, organizations seek out frontline employees who show leadership… Read more »

Best Practices for Hiring Your Remote Management Team

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The pandemic has spurred a massive expansion of work-at-home options. That means new corporate structures, fresh scheduling options, and, maybe more importantly, the need for different management techniques. Is your hiring system optimized to find the best remote management team? Answering this question the right way could have a crucial impact on your ability to… Read more »

Strategies When Changing Your Career at the C-Level

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Changing career paths is difficult at any level. However, the challenges intensify when you reach the C-suite. That’s why you need well-considered strategies to make a meaningful switch. At the top rungs of the corporate ladder, your career becomes highly entrenched in a particular industry or specialty. It’s difficult to get people to see you… Read more »

Who Should Be Your Reference When You’re the Boss?

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References can represent a critical step in landing your dream job. You need the right people to detail your experience and commend your work habits. However, this process can get muddled when you don’t have a clear direct supervisor in your previous jobs. Who should be your reference when you’re the boss? A study conducted… Read more »

How Much of a Pay Raise Should I Request When Changing Jobs

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You’re ready to switch jobs. You’ve found a likely position and the process is moving towards the negotiation stage. How much of a pay raise should you ask for? In the post-pandemic world, pay rates are rising throughout the economy. That puts you in a good position. The tight labor market gives you significant leverage… Read more »

What is the World of Remote Work Going to Do to My Salary?

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The rise of the work-at-home trend has sparked a lot of changes. Work schedules, home lives, and wardrobes have all come under scrutiny. But what about pay rates? How will remote work impact your salary? We have entered a new era. The pandemic has taken the long-simmering trend of remote work and turned a flamethrower… Read more »

5 Best Practices for Performance Management

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To a certain extent, every organization relies on performance management. The process allows you to develop your team and unlock each individual’s full potential. And yet, most leaders find their performance management procedures lacking. A survey conducted by CEB found that 95% of managers felt their system needed improvement. So, if you’re like 19 out… Read more »

What to Do When a Candidate Wants Too Much Money

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Your long recruitment process is finally over: you’ve found the perfect candidate. You send an offer, but you get a disappointing reply. They want more money. Not just more – too much. Much more than you’d ever considered for that position. Now what? In the abstract, of course, it’s easy to suggest the obvious. You… Read more »

Hope is Not a Strategy

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The labor market in Central Oregon remains tight and finding qualified employees continues to be one of the primary barriers for business growth in our market.  Hoping the right candidate will apply to your job or walk through your doors is not a strategy.  The labor market is only going to get tighter for the… Read more »

What Happens if The Candidate Isn’t Right for This Job, But You Don’t Want to Lose Them?

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It’s the goal of any recruitment process: you find the perfect candidate, one you don’t want to lose. There’s a catch, though. They don’t fit with the particular job you’re recruiting for. Flexibility is crucial to long-term team building, so you want to target excellent talent. This is true even when great candidates appear at… Read more »