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Developing a balanced staffing plan isn’t easy. No matter what industry you work in, predicting your company’s staffing needs is an art – one in which it’s easy to fail. Managers who don’t master this art constantly find themselves either overwhelmed or overstaffed (and wasting valuable resources and budget). No business manager has ever overcome… Read more »

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Clock in, clock out. They call it the daily grind for a reason. A hectic work schedule can have you worn down before you know it – staying focused when your pillow is calling out to you is a fight every human has had. What does it take to win the fight and stay productive… Read more »

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There are few moments in life where making a good impression is more important than during a job interview. If you’re preparing for an interview, how can you guarantee you will leave your interviewer with a positive impression? It’s not all about saying the right thing; your interviewer’s opinion depends much on what you DON’T… Read more »

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Interviews are often the decisive step in the hiring process. Even so, despite the effort, time and resources expended during the hiring process, a shocking amount of new hires don’t work out. In fact, studies show that nearly half of all new hires wash out within 18 months. Is the interview process to blame? Yes… Read more »

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Recruiting new employees is not a job to take lightly. You’re not searching for the middle ground, someone who barely meets your needs. The ideal candidate not only meets your current expectations, they can help your business grow and succeed in the future. Don’t let them slip through your fingers! Here are some clues to… Read more »

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Almost nobody looks forward to performance reviews. Employees dread them, and even experienced managers are often baffled and uncomfortable with the process. Are you nervous about an upcoming performance review? Don’t be. With the right tools and the right attitude, your semi-annual review can actually work out in your favor. In fact, it might even… Read more »

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No one wakes up in the morning thinking, “I hope I argue with a coworker today.” Almost everyone considers a hostile working environment to be a downside, which is why we prefer to work with people whose attitudes and viewpoints are similar to ours. In an effort to construct this ideal workplace, it’s become trendy… Read more »

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Missing out on a great job opportunity because of a botched first impression is not a risk you want to take. If you want to get a recruiter’s attention, you’ll need an eye-catching resume. The problem is that, even though everyone has written a resume at some point, very few people know how to do… Read more »

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When the ability to read every open job listing on the planet is just a few keystrokes away, it can be difficult to narrow your search down to your most viable options. Too many job-seekers waste time, effort, and resources pursuing leads that are either do not genuinely fit their needs or are unlikely to… Read more »

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What does it take to make an employee grow and develop professionally? Before you became a supervisor, you could focus on your own personal growth; having reached a leadership position, it is your responsibility to guide your employees to reach their full potential. You can’t expect any worker to progress naturally – it will take… Read more »