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Everyone has the occasional bad day or even the occasional bad week, but an ongoing rut at work could be harmful to your mental well-being and professional success. When you’re in a rut, you don’t do your best work and can become disengaged from parts of your job that used to inspire you. Over time,… Read more »

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Entry level jobs can be particularly tricky to hire for. Hiring personnel have to figure out if an applicant can be successful based on limited work experience and an interview performance. Due to this degree of difficulty, asking the right questions of entry-level applicants during the interview is essential to a successful hire. Consider the… Read more »

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Having too much work is a good problem to have, as they say, and if you’re a business owner with this problem, your thoughts will likely turn to hiring more staff. However, it is important in these situations not to jump the gun. You don’t want to hire several new employees when the problem can… Read more »

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Interviewing is challenging work, but being able to hire wonderful people and strengthening your company can be very rewarding. An interview should be a two-way discussion, and good interviewers make a deliberate attempt to get the most out of each one. They know that making applicants comfortable and combating personal bias will result in a… Read more »

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Many people looking for work will focus on technical skills, experience and professional achievements. While all of those things are important, job seekers often overlook one massive differentiator: soft skills. Soft skills are attributes that are crucial for a well-rounded worker, and it’s important to emphasize them early and often during the hiring process. When… Read more »

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Taking a break from your career makes reentering the workforce later challenging task, regardless of how well-intentioned your reasoning might have been. The situation is difficult due to a predisposition against candidates with a large gap in their work history. Fortunately, people effectively reenter the workforce all the time. It simply calls for a bit… Read more »

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Research has revealed that ‘feeling valued’ is a top driver of employee engagement. In a perfect world, a company would make every staff member feel valued through massive raises and lavish parties. While that’s not a realistic option for most businesses, showing appreciation fortunately doesn’t have to cost a great deal of money. Consider the… Read more »

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As a leader, you are not just responsible for your safety, but for the safety of your employees as well. Unfortunately, safety risks can come from almost anywhere, and keeping employees safe requires dedication to vigilance. Keeping your team safe should involve creating a plan, engaging everyone in the organization and teaching the plan, so… Read more »

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While you should be ready to communicate your strengths and go over your resume in an interview, it’s also important to learn about the company and the job to fully assess the opportunity. Asking questions will provide you with a better sense of the position, and if it is right for you. The questions you… Read more »

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Interviewing for a promotion is unlike interviewing for a new job with a different employer: You intimately know the people, the company, the history and the culture. In addition to knowing how the company and its people operate, you also have a chance to show off your skills in your present position. You can use… Read more »