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Every good manager knows that it’s important to help employees set annual goals to improve their performance. Employees often want to know how their efforts contribute to the larger scale corporate objectives. Setting annual goals connects employee performance in a meaningful way.  Annual goals can help your team to grow stronger. Looking back at 2015,… Read more »

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Looking for a new job can be an exciting time, but it can also pose certain concerns. For example, one question that comes up often is “Who should I use as a job reference?” Understanding why professional career references are requested and what this can mean to your job search is a good place to… Read more »

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It’s one thing to hire salaried employees who show up for work daily with a good attitude and plenty of motivation; it’s another to find loyal hourly employees. Many times, hourly employees treat their jobs like “just a paycheck”. Hourly employees may also only work part time hours and they may not be eligible for… Read more »

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Tattoos, piercings, and wild hair colors – these forms of “body art” have become more mainstream in the last few years. It’s not uncommon for a job seeker to walk in to a job interview sporting such things as a form of self-expression. Does it really matter that you have a tattoo or two visible… Read more »

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It’s been estimated that at any one time, as much as 60 percent of the workforce is actively seeking other employment opportunities on the company clock. It’s not uncommon for people to be continually looking for better jobs, especially employees who are mid to high level in skillsets. A vital skill to have as an… Read more »

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It’s in the news every day – someone becomes the victim of workplace bullying. This is a problem that can happen at any kind of business and in any industry. There are bullies out there who never grew up and they turned into adult bullies. They terrorize their friends, family members, and co-workers. Bullies put… Read more »

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Temporary employees are the backbone of the workforce — and this is the week to celebrate them! The American Staffing Association’s (ASA) National Staffing Employee Week is September 28 through October 4. Use this time to show your contingent workforce how much you appreciate all they do for your company. More than 3 million people… Read more »

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Networking is important to initiate relationships that may lead to business later. Effective networking can also improve the reputation of a company. Similarly, the impression that you have on potential new recruits can remain with that person for a lifetime and effect your company reputation for just as long. Job fairs and recruitment events offer… Read more »

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The summer can be a challenging time for employers striving to maintain productivity levels. Exacerbating employee stress levels may be childcare responsibilities once school is out, and an increasing workload as colleagues take much needed vacation. Flexibility from all parties can maintain productivity levels during the summer. A study by Captivate Network, a leading digital… Read more »

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The hardest time to head to the office is when you know you face redundancy. However, creating a plan of action can help you transition with minimal collateral damage and move quickly on to the next opportunity. The outlook for job seekers is rosy. Time magazine predicts increasing job opportunities for job seekers in 2015… Read more »