Job Search – New Reality

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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Just two short months ago, our economy was humming along quite nicely, people didn’t have to perform a job search. For many people, the job found them. At… Read more »

Looking to hire in 2018? Be prepared for a tough market.

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If you have been paying attention to trends in the job market, you will know that much has already been said regarding how difficult it is hiring staff today.  As a matter of fact, last week another round of news stories documenting the hiring woes in the US were published when the new jobs numbers… Read more »

How Can You Find a Rewarding Career You’ll Love?

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Job satisfaction is important in life. While a job should never define your life, it’s too easy for discontent to spill over into your relationships, your extracurricular time, and even your physical health. In fact, when you’re happy with your job, you’re more likely to tackle other pursuits more vigorously. You’ll be more altruistic and… Read more »

4 Questions You Need to Ask During Every Interview

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When interviewing potential employees, there is so much information you want to know, but in a limited amount of time, you want to make sure you’re efficiently targeting the right constructs to evaluate. You want to measure self-awareness, compatibility with your staff, enthusiasm, customer focus, and how they handle direction and feedback. And you can… Read more »

Why Employee Recognition Is More Important Than You Think

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Employee recognition is one of the most important aspects of managing employees, but it often goes overlooked. Some employees even report that they’d prefer authentic appreciation of their extra efforts over financial bonuses and gifts. When employees quit or resign, they’re usually leaving their manager, not the company. Effective management is about building relationships with… Read more »

How Do You Deal With Tough Personalities When You Are a New Manager?

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Being the new manager at the office can be stressful and even overwhelming. In addition to adjusting to the company culture and learning how things operate, you need to start building rapport with your employees and begin assigning tasks and projects. Every company has a few difficult employees, which means you’ll need to be prepared… Read more »

Essential Skills Every HR Manager Needs Today

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Working in human resources requires more than just good people skills and the ability to work under pressure. If you’re considering an HR management position, or are hiring HR managers to fill an open position at your company, you need to be aware of the many characteristics and skills that make these types of managers… Read more »

Dress for the Job You Want

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If you’re getting ready for the big interview, don’t overlook the importance of dressing well for the occasion. It only takes a few seconds to make a first impression, so you want to make sure you look and feel confident as you settle in for the interview. Take some time to consider what type of… Read more »

Manage Your Team Like a Pro With These Bits of Wisdom

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Serving as a manager can be stressful and full of challenges. If you’re responsible for inspiring and leading your team, you need to develop a sound leadership strategy and address obstacles and setbacks in a timely manner. Here are a few nuggets of wisdom that can help you manage your team like a pro: Maintain… Read more »

Improve Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent

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If you’re having a hard time attracting high-quality talent, it may be time to reconsider your hiring process. If you aren’t sharing accurate job descriptions or asking the right questions during the interview, you might find it difficult to fill open positions quickly. Here are some ways to improve your hiring process and attract top… Read more »