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How an Ordinary Person Becomes Extraordinary at Work

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We all know people who seem to be naturally gifted. They are able to play sports, write novels or even learn a new instrument quickly and easily. There are even those in the workplace who seem to be good at certain things naturally where you have to struggle just to keep up. You may envy… Read more »

3 Ways to Give Effective Feedback that Your Workers Will Learn From

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The only way to help employees improve their job performance is to offer effective feedback. Yet, since most feedback is delivered as a criticism of the employee, many workers don’t react well when feedback is offered. Here are three ways to give effective feedback that your workers will receive well and will learn from. Positive… Read more »

When a “Thank You” Note Can Hurt You

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When you are looking for a new position, you need to find ways to set yourself apart from other candidates. One way to do this is to send a “Thank You” note to a hiring manager after a job interview. If you choose to send a note to a potential employer, however, you need to… Read more »

How to Hire a Rockstar Administrative Assistant

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It’s easy to recognize a competent administrative assistant, but if a rockstar administrative assistant were to walk through the office doors right now for an interview would you recognize them? Learn the skill sets of a great administrative assistant and how to convince them to work for you. Good vs. Great Assistants There are some… Read more »

Common Mistakes First-Time Job Seekers Make

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If you are a first time job seeker, the entire job search process may seem intimidating to you. How do you find the right positions to apply for? How do you write a resume that stands out? What do you do during an interview? And in your haste to secure employment, you may end up… Read more »

How Much Does a New Employee Really Cost?

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How much does it really cost to hire a new employee? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you may think. You have to consider additional and ongoing expenses, including advertising, training, benefits, necessary equipment and helping your new employee integrate into the organization. Advertising and Recruiting Costs You may only advertise when you have an… Read more »

How to Turn Your Temporary Placement Into a Permanent Job

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Approximately 40 percent of employees have temporary positions at the company where they work. Many organizations like using temporary placements for seasonal openings, to support permanent staff and reduce costs. If you are hired on a contingency basis it is possible for you to turn that position into a permanent job if you follow these… Read more »

Workplace Tardiness Is Costlier Than You Think

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Most employees behave within workplace norms. They arrive on time, stay for their whole shift, and don’t call in sick unless necessary. However, every company has those handful of employees who are habitually late or have some excuse why they have to leave early. You may try to ignore this behavior, but it is something… Read more »

How to Wow Hiring Managers a During Phone Interview

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Some companies have multiple steps that must be completed in their interview process. These steps can include an email questionnaire, tests or phone interviews in order to determine if  a potential candidate is a good fit for the organization. A phone interview is one way a manager can create an initial opinion about an individual… Read more »