Why You Should Socialize With Your Co-workers

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There are a lot of good reasons to socialize with your co-workers, namely that it leads to greater engagement and greater job satisfaction. But at the end of your workday, all you want is to head home and have a quiet night—or at least not think about anything work related for the next 15 hours… Read more »

This Job Market Can’t Last Forever!

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If you follow economic news, you would have read countless headlines on how tight the job market is today. Most recently, the headlines have been trumpeting that there are now more open positions in the United States than there are unemployed people. (Washington Post) But for today, I believe it is time to turn our… Read more »

Why Company Events Are Important to Keep Morale High

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Sometimes the brain just needs a break! The business environment is fast-paced—employees are stressed trying to meet deadlines, Company outings are expensive, but think of them as an investment. A positive company culture will work hard to meet both their employees’ physical and mental needs—they’re imperative to your company’s well-being. Here’s why company events are… Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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Your company’s hiring speed is strongly linked to the results of your hiring. If you take a long time to fill a position, you won’t end up hiring a strong employee. Either the top talent will lose interest or they’ll accept a job with your competition, leaving you to choose from the remaining mediocre talent…. Read more »

How to Make Sure You Stand Out in a Job Interview

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Companies interview a lot of people for each open position.They’re casting a wide net so they can find the best talent available. Which means it’s up to you to make sure you stand out and separate yourself from the rest of the competition. Here are some tips on how to make yourself stand out during… Read more »

How Your Company Can Boost Innovation

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To grow your company and guarantee its success, you have to be forward thinking, staying ahead of trends in your industry. But you can’t do it on your own! You have to develop a company culture that encourages and rewards innovation. You need to be constantly generating new ideas about products, services and business practices… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask When Conducting Reference Checks

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Reference checks are a great way for employers and hiring managers to confirm candidates have been honest in the hiring process and to hear more about the character of a candidate from someone who knows them well. Some former employers won’t offer much information except start and end dates, salary and job title. Others will… Read more »

Remembering September 11th, 2001, From A Washington, DC Perspective

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“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” —former President George… Read more »

Are You Familiar With the Three R’s of Resume Writing?

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Presenting a solid resume when you’re hunting for the perfect job is important. Not only do you want to feel confident and totally prepared for a potentially grueling process, a good resume is often the first thing a potential employer learns about you. It’s your foot in the door, what will get you noticed and… Read more »

Motivating Your Team to Perform at High Levels

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Keeping your team motivated is no easy task, but it’s absolutely necessary for the well-being of your company. You need them to be innovative, hardworking, engaged and efficient. When they feel like valuable members of the team, they’re more likely to give it their all and go above and beyond to make sure your whole… Read more »