How to Prepare for Salary Negotiations

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Salary negotiations can be really stressful. There’s a lot of pressure to try for a big salary leap, but without offending your bosses. You don’t want to walk away feeling like you got cheated out of what you deserve, especially if you’ve really worked hard this year and you have mounting expenses at home. Here’s… Read more »

Does Your Work Environment Encourage Productivity?

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Employee productivity is important. When things are going well and your team is churning out a quality product, you probably don’t even think about it a lot. But when there’s a bump in the road and nothing’s going as it should be, it’s time to hit that productivity button. Here’s how you can make sure… Read more »

Why You Need to Promote Teamwork

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Teamwork is a buzzword that will probably never die. You can facilitate teamwork retreats for your staff, post inspiring quotes and posters around the office, and structure your projects and accountability to encourage it. There are countless books and podcasts about it, and it’s even taught to small children early and often. Here’s why teamwork… Read more »

Fast Track Your Job Search with These 3 Tips

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So you want a job and you want one fast. Which makes sense—it’s no fun to be without an income for too long and no one wants to have an employment gap on their resume. Or maybe you just can’t take your current job anymore. You need to leave and you need to leave as… Read more »

How to Prepare for the Remote Workforce

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Thanks to improving technology, more and more companies are opening up remote work opportunities—which is great as long as you’re prepared to handle it. It’s a great perk to show off to prospective employees, but it does operate by an entirely different set of rules than the traditional office. Here’s how you can prepare your… Read more »

Choosing Between Two Strong Candidates

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It’s a good problem to have: You’ve narrowed your search to two really strong candidates who both seem perfect for the job. But how do you decide? What if one seemed really good on paper but won’t be able to follow through in real life? Or what if one just interviewed well? Some people are… Read more »

How to Give Your Resume a Spring Cleaning

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It’s that time of year again! That warmer weather we’ve all been waiting for is enough to inspire you to clean out your closet, your desk drawers and maybe even your inbox. Your resume could use the same kind of cleaning. Even if you’re not planning on looking for a new job this year, you… Read more »

5 Small Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

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Your employees are your most valuable asset, so it’s important to treat them that way. When people feel valued and appreciated, they’re more likely to be loyal to their bosses and go above and beyond to make sure the company is successful. They’ll be happier at work and more productive. Here are five simple ways… Read more »

The Results of Making a Bad Hire

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The toughest decisions a manager makes are the decisions about people—hiring, firing, and promoting people. Often, those decisions don’t get enough attention and are difficult to undo. In fact, most managers simply resign themself to the idea that every company has to tolerate some sub-par employees. But that’s not necessarily the case. And making a… Read more »

5 Tips to Ensure Your Resume Catches an Eye

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A resume is probably the most important document of your professional life. It’s the first piece of information that hiring managers have about you when you apply for a job. And since most companies have online application processes, it’s easier than ever to send in your resume and apply for a job. Which means you… Read more »