How Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship With Their Employees

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If a manager hasn’t earned the trust of their staff, everyone suffers and productivity is negatively impacted. Sure, a manager can motivate employees through fear of being fired; however, employees will do just enough to stay out of trouble and likely be on the lookout for another job. Intelligent leaders realize that engaged employees work… Read more »

The Benefits of Having One-on-One Meetings With Employees

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Once upon a time, in-person meetings were the only way for people to communicate with one another, but now, easier methods of communication are available, from simple phone calls to Skype. While technology may be more convenient than in-person meetings, it does involve an artificial barrier that can mean lower productivity. There are many benefits… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

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An infographic uses images, color and text to present information, and there has been an emerging trend to use this format when putting together a resume. Infographic resumes are mostly used by creative types, particularly graphic designers and layout artists for obvious reasons. Generally speaking, you’ll want to stick to the traditional text resume to… Read more »

Assessing and Cleaning Up Your Online Presence Before Job Hunting

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Your online presence is an important part of your personality, especially when looking for a job. That should make you think: Have I been a courteous and socially responsible online, or have I been a crass, offensive troll? Prior to the interview stage, hiring personnel considering your application may have never met you, and all… Read more »

Tips for Mastering the Final Round Interview

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If you’ve made it to the final interview for a job you really want, congratulations! You’ve beat out a lot of other candidates and deserve a pat on the back. That being said, this isn’t the time to kick back and rest on your laurels. There’s still work to be done. Not only do you… Read more »

How to Successfully Implement Change in the Workplace

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We all like to tell ourselves we’re open to change, but the reality is that change is often met with heavy resistance. Some people resist because they fear how change will affect them. Other resist change because making real change takes a great deal of work. In the workplace, these and other forms of resistance… Read more »

Tips for Identifying a Negative Employee During an Interview

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Bad hires can have a serious negative impact on an organization. In addition to resources being wasted on someone who turns out to be a bad employee, there’s also the impact to productivity, morale and company culture. The problem is, negative employees can be difficult to spot in the interview process. They may still have… Read more »

Tips for Writing a Thorough Accident Report

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It’s important for every company to have an organized process for looking into accidents. This process should be based on well-written accident reports. A good accident report must include a few crucial elements. The reporting method starts with uncovering facts and ends with suggestions for avoiding costly future workplace accidents. Most companies use a standard… Read more »

Got a Skills Gap? Close It With These Tips

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While many companies are currently enjoying the benefits of a surging economy, many businesses are having to cope with a lack of skills within their own workforce, preventing them from taking full advantage of the existing economic climate. This so-called ‘skills gap’ threatens the growth and sustainability of companies around the planet, and while a… Read more »

Follow These Steps to Simplify Your Hiring Process

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Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful. Maybe that stress would be worth it if the process always resulted in a good hire. However, working harder is not the same as working smarter. Many HR departments are finding that a simple hiring process… Read more »