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 »

Using LinkedIn to Network

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If you feel unsure about using LinkedIn to connect with others in your field to find your next job, just look at the numbers. As of January 1, 2018, LinkedIn had 500 million users, with 133 million in the United States alone. Of those that use it, 40 percent do so daily, and 44 percent… Read more »

Identifying Performance Problems in the Workplace

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You’ve hired someone who had a great interview, seemed to fit as the right person for the job … but two months in, they’re missing deadlines and the quality of their work just isn’t good enough. How could you have figured this out before you spent time, energy and money attempting to train them? And… Read more »

Make Your Resume Stand Out

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It’s time to find a job — perhaps your position for the next six months, the next six years or maybe even longer. No matter what, you must get the job first, and one major part of that is still the résumé. Remember, this document helps answer the questions, “Why should we hire you? What… Read more »

Why Is Your Top Talent Leaving?

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You’ve secured terrific employees for your team, some of the best in the industry who seem poised to not only do well, but bring the company up because of their talent. Things are looking up…and then, within the next eight months, two of them leave. You conduct the exit interviews, but don’t really get much… Read more »

Make Resignation Announcements Easier for Your Team

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Let’s put forth a scenario: Lauren A. has announced her resignation to her boss — she’s put in three weeks’ notice. The boss doesn’t want to upset the team with this news, but feels unsure of how to let them know, especially with a rather significant project coming up that Lauren would’ve helped with. So… 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 »

Is Micromanagement Hurting Your Workforce?

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John Smith, a manager at an advertising firm, wants to make sure his team does their work to the best of their ability. He had a hand in choosing each person for what they could bring to the table. But on this last project, he spent so much time looking over everyone’s shoulders and changing… Read more »