A Sports Team and Your Workforce Aren’t Very Different!

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“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach, Duke University Now if you know me, you know that quoting Mike Krzyzewski is… Read more »

Candidates – Keep Your Options Open!

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A couple of months ago, I met with a candidate and was able to secure an interview with our client to take place two days later. The morning of the interview, I get an email from the candidate telling me they have to cancel because they had secured a different interview, at a later date,… 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 »