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Congratulations! You’re a manager now! It’s certainly very exciting, but probably also a bit nerve-wracking. More people can now see what you do, which means if you mess up, everyone knows—no pressure! But if you’re careful and prepared for the challenge ahead, then you’ll do just fine. Here’s how to succeed as a first-time manager…. Read more »

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Hiring is a busy time for most employers. You’re scanning resumes, scheduling interviews, holding interviews, and conducting background checks. But no matter how busy you are, you should still take a few minutes to follow up with candidates after you meet with them. It’s a sign of courtesy and respect, it keeps the candidates you’re… Read more »

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As an HR manager, you want your company to be a great place to work. You want a strong corporate culture where your employees feel comfortable and supported and motivated to perform well to help power your company to sustainable growth. Here are six tips for improving your HR strategy. Develop a corporate culture Every… Read more »

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When you start a new job, you want to do everything right, including asking for feedback. You don’t want to seem needy, insecure or incompetent. But if you wait too long, you risk doing something incorrectly. But it’s important to establish open and honest lines of communication with your manager to ensure you’re on the… Read more »

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There are more advantages to hiring temporary employees than most companies realize. It’s often a lot cheaper and easier than hiring permanent part-time and full-time employees and with less of a commitment. If you hire someone temporarily who’s not performing as well as you’d like, you should be able to replace the employee. On the… Read more »

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Some job candidates just seem perfect. They’re charismatic, they tell you exactly what you want to hear, their references are glowing, and their resumes are stellar. But that doesn’t mean they’re a good candidate for your company. Fortunately, there are red flags you can look for during the interview to help you figure out whether… Read more »

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We’ve all been there—you’re sitting in a job interview and you get a question that stumps you. Even if you do all your research beforehand, and practice and rehearse, you still might get a question from left field or something you just couldn’t have seen coming. An unpredictable interview question is inevitable, but there are… Read more »

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It’s not easy to be a boss. You have to find that perfect balance of guiding, teaching and giving your employees the right amount of freedom to make their own mistakes. You want your employees to be prepared for any and all scenarios, but you also want them to be able to make their own… Read more »

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There’s nothing worse for your company than having a position open for too long. Certain tasks won’t get done, other employees will have to pick up the slack, and eventually your team’s morale will suffer. In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to have employees who up and leave at a moment’s notice, lured… Read more »

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We all make mistakes at work. It happens. And as long as they’re small and don’t happen too frequently, everyone forgives us and we get back to work. And hopefully, we learn a lesson from the mistake. But what do those mistakes say about us? Are we careless? Disorganized? If you want to try and… Read more »