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 »

Do You Know the Cost of a Bad Hire?

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Hiring is a stressful business. And hiring the wrong person can be pretty costly. Even when you simply consider the financial costs of a bad hire, it can be a pretty devastating mistake. Some recruiters estimate the cost of onboarding a new employee at several hundred thousand dollars while the Department of Labor claims it’s… Read more »

3 Ways to Address Work History Gaps

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You’re crafting your resume and realize you have a gap—a chunk of time when you were unemployed. And you cringe, wondering how you’ll ever get hired with that gap on your resume. And it’s true that a gap in your work history does raise a red flag for some employers. But it’s also pretty common… Read more »

How to Encourage Creativity in Your Workplace

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Creativity in the workplace is a great way to spark innovation, some of which will impact your company with greater efficiency and productivity. But as a leader in your company, you have to create a culture that’s supportive and welcoming of creative thinking. Google even goes so far as to allow employees to spend up… 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 »