Signs Your Employee Handbook Isn’t Working

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To run an effective and responsible organization, it’s essential to keep up with rules and regulations. Every industry is held to a specific standard, and there are rules that all companies need to abide by. But maintaining high standards requires clear communication and a strong enforcement of those rules. If your employee handbook isn’t working,… Read more »

How to Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated

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So, you’re determined to be a smart, effective leader. You’ve got a library full of motivational handbooks, inspiring quotes on your office walls and you’ve participated in every workshop and conference available to build your leadership abilities. Here’s the big industry secret you’ve been missing: None of your preparation matters if you don’t cultivate a… Read more »

Job Search Mistakes You Might Be Making

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Finding the right position when you’re unemployed takes a ton of hard work. Each day is filled with applications, resume edits, cover letters, and references. You can apply to dozens of jobs as you look for the right fit, but it may take a while to land the right role. At the end of the… Read more »

How to Attract Millennials to Your Company

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Embrace this generation of young minds; they’ll soon make up more than half of the American workforce. It’s essential any good leader leverage advantages that competitors may not. Be prepared, because if you’re serious about bringing in millennial talent, it will take more than adjusting your job description. A review of your company’s hiring practices… Read more »

How to Win in the Final Round of Interviews

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The interview process may begin with a video call, a phone screen, or an in-person meet-up; but it all comes down to the final interview. It’s essential to stay calm, do your research, and feel confident entering the last phase of the hiring process. When you’re in this position, it’s natural to feel stress and… Read more »

What Failure Teaches Us

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Most people take failure personally. They don’t want people to know they have failed because they think it makes them look less successful. In reality, failure is an important part of your personal and professional growth. Failure teaches us things that we wouldn’t be able to learn any other way. What Not to Do Failure… Read more »

Please Don’t Go! When to Make a Counteroffer

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Employee retention is an important aspect of reducing company overhead. It takes a lot of money to find and train new employees, and you may consider some of your employees to be irreplaceable. If one of your top employees tells you they are leaving for another position, do you make them a counteroffer? Counteroffers are… Read more »

Create a Perfect Introduction to Maximize Your First Impression

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You need to create a good first impression to have a successful job interview. From the moment you step through the door to the final handshake, every gesture you make and every question you answer will be analyzed. Use body language and a well-prepared elevator speech to create a perfect introduction in order to maximize… Read more »

You’re Not Average. . . And That’s A Good Thing

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Everyone has talents. You may be good at conducting research, or creating advertisements, or soothing disgruntled customers. You have strengths, and there is nothing wrong with highlighting these strengths when you are interviewing for a new position. Hiring managers want to understand what skills you will bring to their organization. Therefore, you need to show… Read more »

New Hiring Methods to Implement in 2015

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There is no better time than the New Year to look back on what hiring practices have worked well and consider new practices to implement in the coming year. Hiring is one area where there is always room to improve and try new techniques that to increase your ability to find the best candidates. Consider… Read more »