Do You Keep Losing Candidates to Other Offers?

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You’ve found just the right candidate for your open position. You’ve interviewed, had good rapport with them, and it seems like a good fit. Yet when you go to offer them the job, you find out they’ve already accepted elsewhere. Or you make the offer and lose them before the start date. Where did you… Read more »

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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You’ve called a meeting and have multiple items on the agenda, but halfway through you’ve only discussed one of them. The meeting has now gone off course based on a miscommunication that needs clearing up. You don’t want it to go past the allotted time, but you need to get everything dealt with. How can… Read more »

Being a Good Employee Doesn’t Equal Being a Good Leader

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Mike had worked at Company ABC for about five years. He’d always performed the best in his department, meeting his quotas and then moving beyond them. If anyone needed help, he’d find a way to lend a hand. He listened attentively to criticism and tried to find ways to boost his own performance. His bosses… Read more »

Is Your Workforce Stressed?

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Have you ever had a miscommunication with a friend or family member, and when you finally talked it out, you realized if you’d talked sooner, you would have avoided a lot of pain, frustration and overall stress? It’s certainly happened to most of us, and as someone in charge of employees, you need to remember… Read more »

Secret Fears of Every Candidate

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You feel ready and set to walk into the interview … and then the nerves strike. What if I can’t think of what to say? What if I don’t come off as myself? What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer? What if I accidentally say something that offends the… Read more »

Is It OK to Decline a Job Offer?

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You’ve looked for a job for a while, and your recruiter has been incredibly supportive, helping you find interviews in your industry. Now you have a job offer, and you realize you don’t want it. Do you have the right to feel this way? Shouldn’t you take whatever offer you can find? The job market… Read more »

Create Positive Buzz: Five Words to Drop from your LinkedIn Profile

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You’ve put together a killer LinkedIn profile that’s sure to land you an interview, if not a job. All jobs are listed with duties, you’ve added your education, and you’ve used the best, most buzzworthy language to put your best foot forward. So why haven’t you gotten any leads? Now that LinkedIn has become a… Read more »

Do Your Employees Fear Change?

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Your team has worked long and hard to become a cohesive unit, and they’ve finally gotten into a groove wherein they know each other’s strengths and habits, moving along smoothly. But last week their manager made a lateral move to another department and someone else has taken her place, someone relatively unknown to them. Now… Read more »

What’s Your Social Media Policy?

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Consider a few scenarios: Employee A uses their personal Facebook account during the workday to catch up with old friends. Employee B uses their personal Twitter account to follow news updates and to Tweet about company goals or events. Employee C uses LinkedIn to promote the company and build their own as well as the… Read more »