Five Tips for Becoming Better Organized at Work

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It’s easy to become disorganized at work. Papers start piling up, file cabinets won’t shut and you can’t even find a decent pen. And as soon as you tackle the mess, your inbox dings with 14 new messages. You’re overwhelmed, drowning in information and you don’t know where to start. Here are five tips to… Read more »

How to Encourage Healthy Competition in the Workplace

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Some healthy competition can be really beneficial in your workplace. It can bring energy, engagement and make your staff more productive. But if it’s taken too far, it can create resentment and stress, or even diminish the confidence of your employees. Here’s how to encourage some healthy competition without causing any of the negativity it… Read more »

How to Determine ROI on a New Employees

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Sometimes it’s hard to prove that a hiring a new employee will be worth it. How do you justify shelling out that salary every week? How can you predict whether they’ll be a hard worker? And even if they are a really hard worker, how do you know whether your business will see results because… Read more »

Five Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss

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It’s important to establish a solid relationship with your boss. After all, your boss might hold the key to your next promotion! You want to have an authentic relationship, with foundations in trust and respect. Once that connection is made, open communication can be established, you can streamline efficiency, boost productivity, not to mention… Initiate… Read more »

The Benefits of Having an Open-Door Policy

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As a manager, there are several different styles you can choose to operate with. And your door becomes a tool in your management style. A door that’s always closed tells your staff you’re disengaged or disinterested and hints at secrets and negativity. But if you leave your door open, your office becomes a transparent space… Read more »

The Importance of Giving Employees a Career Path and Recognition

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Some of the most successful brands intentionally create opportunities for their employees to grow. It keeps employees motivated, engaged and, best of all, employed at your company! Don’t let valuable talent slip away! Show them how they can create value at your company by making it a safe, supportive place where they can innovate, learn… Read more »

The Top Skills Needed to Be Successful at Customer Service

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It takes a lot of patience to be successful in customer service. You have to listen and respond in a way that’s acceptable to the customer and falls within company guidelines. You don’t want to lose customers or cost your company money! Here are seven skills needed to master customer service. Be patient Patience is… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Employees Improve Accountability

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It’s important to hold your employees accountable for their performance. Sure, it’s tempting to avoid confrontation and pretend like everything’s peachy-keen, but that can make the situation even worse. If you don’t hold someone to a standard, they’ll feel discouraged and ignored and it enables everyone else to lower their standards as well. Here are… Read more »

Tips for Reevaluating Your Brand to Attract Top Talent

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Your brand is really important when you’re trying to get the best of the best to work in your company. Even if you’re able to supply the most competitive benefits, it won’t matter if your brand can’t communicate your company’s values and culture. Here are seven tips for reevaluating your brand to make sure you’re… Read more »

5 Great Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager at a Job Interview

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When your potential employer asks if you have any questions at the end of an interview, it’s a great opportunity to show off your thoughtfulness and professionalism. Unfortunately, most candidates are so nervous for the main questioning, they slump with relief when it’s their turn to fire off a few questions. If you prepare some… Read more »