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Competitive markets, environmental changes, and economic turbulence are challenging and unsettling. Companies today face global changes at a pace never seen before. Within such an inconsistent context, persistent character traits can be the pillar around which a company’s business revolves. Traits of effective workplace leadership include the ability to motivate people to work toward a… Read more »

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A gainfully employed candidate is a more attractive proposition for an employer. Thanks to social media platforms such as LinkedIn, online professional profiles allow both active and passive job seekers exposure to new opportunities. Individuals’ profiles are accessible to all hiring managers or recruiters who search internet platforms seeking possible candidates with particular skills. A… Read more »

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Your management style should support your employees, remove obstacles that create additional hassle, and stimulate creativity in workers. Micromanaging is probably the worst thing a manager can do. Creativity requires room for mistakes and the freedom to try many alternative approaches. Allen writes that companies such as Google, 3M, and Apple provide employees a measure… Read more »

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The job market is improving and, in the future, employers may find it harder to retain talented employees tempted by seemingly greener pastures. A new survey by Harris Interactive and Glassdoor reveals optimism among American workers concerning their earning power in 2015. This could be bad news for employers. According to the study, almost 50… Read more »

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The recruiter wants to find the best candidate for the client. For this reason, your interactions with a recruiter should reflect how you would respond professionally and in the workplace. Failing to respond to your recruiter reflects a lack of respect for their services and the recruiter, in turn, will not consider you when the… Read more »

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Workers need managers who can define their purpose and contribution within the context of the company vision and goals, according to the Wall Street Journal. An effective manager can organize workers but also communicate the reasons behind company decisions and strategy. In doing so, workers can derive purpose and meaning from their role as an… Read more »

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Salary has little to do with job satisfaction. Deborah Repplier of Monster reports on a study by the University of Chicago. The study found that the happiest workers are caregivers such as teachers, clergy, nurses, and firefighters. Daniel Pink’s book “Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us” finds that money can actually have a… Read more »