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As an employer, it can be tempting to accept people on face value and not go through the time and expense of conducting background checks. Or maybe you do conduct background checks, but they are not as thorough as they could be. After all, the candidate you just made a job offer appears to be… Read more »

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Studies show that the first impression that people make has a lasting effect on how people remember and think about others. In fact, the first impression generally never goes away, which is probably where the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” originates. This is especially true when it comes… Read more »

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Would you like your team to be thought of as the innovators, the movers-and-shakers, and the creative powerhouse of the organization? The truth is that too many managers get focused on trying to control everything that they try to put all their people into one tiny box made up of strict rules and very little… Read more »

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Every candidate anticipates being asked a few difficult interview questions during the course of a job search. It just comes with the territory. However, there is a particularly awkward question that almost always come up. “Why did you leave your last job?” This interview question can create anxiety in even a veteran job seeker. How… Read more »

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As you fill out a job application, you notice that the company is requiring several career references – more than you usually provide. You rack your brains trying to think of some additional people you can use as references, other than your immediate friends and family members, your college roommates, and your family doctor who… Read more »

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Is your business ready to start growing this year? Maybe you’ve been hesitant to bring on new people because the economy is still a little shaky, or perhaps you are not sure how to find the best people on a tight budget? Either way, there’s positive things on the horizon for your business and by… Read more »

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As you are looking for a job or a better job, you’ve probably not been thinking much about the quality of life you are creating for yourself. Just getting a job and earning a decent living are the things on your mind. But, what about work life balance? Is this something that you should also… Read more »

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Companies need good people. But, what too many companies do that’s a mistake is focusing too much on the immediate recruitment needs and not on long term succession planning. The longer that a company can keep their best employees on board, the more productive and successful it can be. How can your organization keep good… Read more »

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A new job has been advertised and you think you would be the perfect fit, so you are excited about applying. That is, until you notice that the company wants you to submit a cover letter along with your resume. You cannot even remember when the last time you even used a cover letter to… Read more »

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Look around your workplace for a moment. Do you see bright smiling faces or do you see employees looking a bit stressed out and downtrodden? It’s easy for employees to become overworked, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed to the maximum. In fact, working too much seems like the norm. According to Gallup poll, nearly 50%… Read more »