How to Motivate Your Team

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Even though we like to think of our employees as busy bees, always on the move and ready to do their work, sometimes people get unmotivated and morale gets low. While sometimes it has to do with something personal, the workplace atmosphere can have a negative effect. So, what can you do to get everyone… 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 »

Is a Candidate a Self-Starter?

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With a new hire, you’ll have to do some training to get the person up to speed, but some employees need more guidance than others. As you go through your candidates, ask a few questions to see how much hands-on management they’ll need. Do they seem fairly self-sufficient, or will they need more overseeing? “Tell… Read more »

What Can a Candidate’s Nonverbal Communication Tell You?

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Think of the last great candidate you hired. What swayed you most? Was it the references and the resume, or can you chalk it up to something almost intangible about how she presented herself? Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of the 1971 book Silent Messages, combined the results of two studies on communication and discovered that… Read more »

Take Charge of Salary Negotiation

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You’ve had a great interview, and you know you’ve got an excellent chance of landing this job — all signs point to yes. Then you come in for a final interview and lead off with, “So I’d like to discuss salary and when I can start looking to get a raise.” Next thing you know,… Read more »

Overcome Your Interview Jitters!

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Remember the first interview you had? How you wanted to make sure you wore the right outfit, said the right things, had enough copies of your resume, got there on time…. Did you have a stomach filled with nervous knots, like many of us did (and do) before walking in? Have those worries and feelings… Read more »