Diversity in the Workplace

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We all know what diversity means; usually age, race, gender, culture and the like. Yet creating a diverse workplace covers more than that, and the more diverse it is, the more benefits everyone will receive. When looking at hiring, you want to look beyond the usual markers and create a team filled with different personalities… Read more »

Do You Give Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

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During Mike’s last interview, he was asked to tell the interviewer something about his accomplishments, skills or qualifications. He panicked slightly, trying to find the balance between touting what he had done and bragging, and he ended up playing down some of his biggest strengths. When he didn’t get the position, he wondered if he… Read more »

The One Thing You Need to Be Successful

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Before Bloomsbury Publishing took a chance on a story about an orphaned boy wizard, J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce, in her own words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.” Eight other publishers had passed on the book. Yet it was repeated failure that prompted Rowling to make it… Read more »

Should You Hire Boomerang Employees?

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Meg worked at Company A for about a year — she enjoyed it, but her position didn’t quite fit her expertise and experience. When a job opened at another company that was a better fit, she gave her notice and moved on. But the new job, while technically a better fit, had superiors and employees… Read more »

Selling Isn’t Just Up to the Candidate

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When putting together an interview, remember it’s not just the candidate “selling” themselves to you; you have a need to fulfill as well, and if you have someone you think will fit the job perfectly, you have a responsibility to “sell” the company as well. Mention the perks. This goes beyond salary — and many… Read more »

Are You Struggling to Recruit in the Current Economy?

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A growing economy means great news…for employees. For the employers, this can cause frustration because it means the pool of qualified candidates has shrunk, leaving HR managers searching for employees whom they just can’t find. Fortunately, you do have several options open to you. Reconsider your criteria. Many employers require employees with specific years of… Read more »

Want a Speedy Hiring Process? Do your part!

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You carefully craft your resume, go through the process of filling in the application, and then…you wait. And wait. And wait. Did the application go through, you wonder? How long does this limbo last? One of the biggest complaints regarding the hiring process? The snail-like pace it seems to take sometimes. Too often companies will… Read more »

Three Strategies to Make Great Employees Even Better

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We all want employees to improve, and sometimes a little boost from the boss can help. So, what can you do to help your employees improve their skills–which, in turn, will allow them to do better work for you? Encourage them to develop their skills. When you create a culture of learning, of acquired knowledge,… Read more »