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The fall can be a productive time and represents the start of the busy season for many companies that are gearing up for the holidays. A drop in morale at this time can jeopardize a company’s most lucrative season. Monitoring the morale in your workplace can alert you to a possible drop in productivity before… Read more »

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Employee relocations have been increasing since 2010, according to a survey by Atlas Van Lines. Many companies prefer to move an existing employee rather than risk hiring someone new. The cost of relocating an employee who comes with proven performance can outweigh the risk of hiring a candidate that may lack certain skills and who… Read more »

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Phone interviews for initial screening have long been popular. Video interviewing using Skype is now assuming a similar role, particularly for forward-thinking, tech companies. According to research conducted by Roksana Janqhorban, Robab Latifnejad Routsari, and Ali Taghipour, the total number of Skype users was 31 million in 2012. However, 560 million people have used it…. Read more »

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The hiring trends of 2014 can be encapsulated by two phenomena, social media and mobile technology. Recruiters and hiring managers are navigating an online world that is shaped by social networks and mobile apps. Employers are desperately building and protecting online reputations as social word-of-mouth and internet chat rooms facilitate disparaging remarks from disgruntled ex-employees…. Read more »

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Your company may have been holding off on recruitment for some time. However, the climate is changing, and the job market is heating up. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment rose by 217,000 in May, which exceeds the peak of January 2008. The economy lost 8.7 million jobs between January 2008 and… Read more »

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Social media has infiltrated work and personal lives. Social media’s use has escalated so quickly that no strict legal rules or etiquette regarding its use have been established. Many companies incorporate social media to encourage cross-functional communication and a team dynamic. Other companies actively try to prevent employees from accessing social media sites during work… Read more »

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Despite the ubiquity of social networking and its increasing use in business communication, inappropriate use of social media channels is common. Legal boundaries and accepted etiquette have not been established, and social media continues to blur the lines between work and personal lives. Employees and employers must tread carefully to avoid financial risk. Erin Geiger… Read more »

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Arguably the most difficult part of networking can be striking up a conversation with someone. Whether you are shy by nature or an extrovert, approaching a stranger without feeling awkward can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some clever ways to handle the situation. Firstly, remember that most people who attend networking events are there… Read more »

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As the economy starts to improve, companies are preparing for increased competition in the search for talent. Reuters reported in January that a survey by Associated General Contractors of America revealed that two-thirds of construction companies expect it to become harder to find qualified construction workers during 2014. Finding credentialed graduates from Ivy League establishments… Read more »

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A cover letter is an integral component to any application and can reveal a substantial amount of information about a candidate. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council contributed opinions to The Muse concerning cover letters. The individuals discussed why cover letters should not be overlooked by recruiters and hiring managers in the rush to review… Read more »