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Currently, the demand for talent exceeds supply in many industries, employers must continually work to not just to hire good people, but to hold on to them as well. Skilled employees have a lot of options in this job market, and there’s a strain on businesses to steer clear of losing top talent to competitors… Read more »

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Although hiring managers are tying to get away from asking standard interview questions, questions become standard for a reason – they provide useful information for making a hiring decision. Therefore, reviewing common interview questions is still very much worth your time. The objective of expecting certain interview questions isn’t to memorize answers, but instead to… Read more »

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Americans are notorious for not using all their allotted paid vacation time. There are many reasons why employees don’t use their paid time-off, but they are usually related to a perceived lack of job security or concerns about the impact an absence will have on their workload. Some employees may skip vacation because they are… Read more »

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If you’re like most people, you have a bit of anxiety when is comes to performance evaluations. A good way to deal with this anxiety is to get into the habit of evaluating your own performance. Through a self-evaluation, you can figure out what you are doing well, as well as any shortcomings you need… Read more »

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Many of us are “people pleasers”: We want people to like us, so we go the extra mile to please them. You might think of that as a harmless personality quirk but having the urge to want everyone to like you can be counterproductive in today’s business environment. In fact, being okay with not pleasing… Read more »

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A poorly worded job description can get you all kinds of weird and wacky applications, all from people who are completely unqualified for the position. Conversely, a well-worded job description is more likely to attract many high-quality applications.  One of the biggest keys to a smooth and efficient hiring process is setting clear expectations from the beginning. Using the right words… Read more »

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Structured and impersonal, resumes are a necessary evil of job hunting.  Trying to recall everything you’ve done in your past jobs, tailoring it to each job you apply to and making it stand out from other candidates you’re competing against is stressful.  Fortunately, the structure that makes a resume so boring also makes writing one a straightforward process. Below… Read more »

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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

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Research has consistently shown that companies with a diverse workforce are more productive, have lower turnover and present a stronger brand. When you bring a wide range of ideas, viewpoints, and communications styles to the workplace, you’re not only creating a diverse team, you’re engineering a diversity of thought that can be agile and responsive… Read more »