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Quality control is a very important component of running any type of organization. When the end result or product is of high-quality, it results in repeat business and a good reputation for the company. But managing and monitoring quality assurance and the controls that need to be in place take time and effort. Unfortunately, some… Read more »

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In today’s economy, the dollar doesn’t stretch quite as far. That’s why a growing number of people are taking on side gigs and weekend jobs to increase their incomes. The problem is, oftentimes working too much can create burnout. This is especially true if a second job is overly stressful or does not bring in… Read more »

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Over the summer months when your best employees are out on vacation, and well into the busy holiday season ahead, it can be difficult to manage the demands of your company without adequate staff. This is why it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season now. One of the most flexible, cost-effective,… Read more »

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Most job seekers anticipate job interviews to be much like an interrogation. The recruiter asks a bunch of questions and the candidate does his or her best to answer them. But, do you realize that this is also an opportunity for you to dig deeper into the company to see if you want to work… Read more »

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When staffing budgets get tight, often companies reduce professional development benefits extended to employees. This is a mistake because it means fewer employees will have the support they need to excel on the job – negatively affecting the company’s profitability. Professional development doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are many free and low… Read more »

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Statistically speaking, the latest hire you are raving about now won’t be around in 6 months. According to the Aberdeen Group, around 86 percent of senior executives and HR practitioners felt that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company is made sometime during the first 6 months on the job. Another study, conducted… Read more »

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Mentoring has long been an important aspect of building a long term, successful career. Career advancement is about learning, and no college course or training program can prepare you for a career in the real world like a mentor can. Mentors are seasoned professionals who bring with them years of experience, gathered from both positive… Read more »

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Trying to find a job can be very frustrating. Have you ever wondered why you are not getting any calls from hiring managers after you go through the effort of sending a professional resume and cover letter? Perhaps it’s not you. It could be your cover letter just needs a little bit of tweaking. How… Read more »

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Take a look at your work teams. Are they functioning like the well-oiled machine they should be? Or are you noticing a lot of problems with team confusion and conflict? It’s very possible that you have capable people on board, but they do not have the right tools and resources to come together effectively as… Read more »

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Hundreds of books have been written about the value of Millennials in the job market. Now that they make up more than one-quarter of the workforce, they are even more valuable to employers. Millennials are the first generation to be completely technically savvy and they have above-average work ethics. But how can employers find and… Read more »