The Benefits of Having Remote Employees

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In a global economy where companies have clients and customers in many time zones, smart companies find ways to accommodate all of them. Add to that the desire to cut down on costs and overhead, and you’ve got a great recipe for adding remote employees to your ranks. In fact, 43 percent of Americans claim… 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 »

Five Essential Traits of Effective Managers

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Think about your last terrific manager, either one who worked for you or one whom you worked for during your career. What did that person do so well that made them stand out? What qualities did he have that put them above the rest of the pack? Now think of the ineffective manager, the one… Read more »

Stop Doing Your Job

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Your employer requests you do something that wasn’t on your list of duties, and you respond with, “That’s not my job.” If you really want to prove your worth to your company and move up, you need to go beyond the basics. And while you don’t need to go past your job description unfairly or… Read more »

Job Seekers: Is It Time to Rebrand?

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The days of getting a job out of college and working at one or maybe two places until retirement are long gone, and for many job seekers, they left one career path (whether by choice or involuntarily) and began to seek a new one. You’ve worked in a certain field for a while, and for… Read more »

Job Rejection Blues?

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You found a job you wanted and knew you’d be great for. You prepared as much as you could, polished up your resume, had what you thought was a great interview…and didn’t get the job. Or they never call back. Or you never even get to the interview stage. If you’re reading this, you probably… Read more »