Why It’s Critical to Build Trust with Employees Right Away

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Building trust with your employees starts even before they’re officially on board at your company. Its roots are planted at their first point of contact – when they visit your website, hear about you from a contact, or search for and find your open jobs. First impressions are often indelible. For those roots to flourish,… Read more »

Don’t Make These Hiring Mistakes!

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Have You Thought About Strengthening Your Critical Thinking Skills?

Hiring the right person can make or break your business. And making the wrong hire can cost you time and money, not to mention employee morale. But it doesn’t have to be that way! In this blog post, I’ll share some of the biggest hiring mistakes we’ve seen companies make (and how you can avoid… Read more »

Not Hearing Back from Hiring Managers? Try This…

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Rejection is hurtful in any situation, but repeatedly getting a negative or no response regarding job applications, callbacks, interviews or offers can do a real number on your psyche and self-esteem. If you’re starting to feel like you’ve been burned so often you may never get near the fire again, consider the reasons behind those… Read more »

Why You Should Have a Passion Outside of Work

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Check out the various dictionary definitions of “passion,” and you’ll find words like “powerful, compelling, a strong fondness, liking or desire” and “an intense, driving feeling or conviction.” Passion is all of the above. And while it’s awesome to have passion for your work, it’s equally important to pursue your dreams away from the job. There… Read more »

4 Ways to Inspire Teamwork Among Your Employees

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On an individual basis, your employees work fantastically. However, there’s room for improvement on the way they interact with each other. If people don’t really know one another, their exchanges will be a bit awkward. Team-building activities are a great way to close the gap. Spending time in a setting outside the office can help… Read more »

4 Tips to Answer a Tricky Interview Question

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Job interviews are nerve-wracking, because you don’t know what to expect. No matter how much you prepare, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked at least one question that throws you for a loop. Here’s how to craft a winning response sure to impress the hiring manager. Take a Pause When you don’t know how… Read more »

4 Ways to Help Your Employees Improve Productivity

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Your company is only as strong as the employees powering it. Lately however, their output has been nowhere near your target, and this is having a negative affect on your bottom line. As the boss, take this as your cue to step in, because if you don’t, their performance probably won’t improve. Here’s how to… Read more »

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Stress at Work

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Everyone has stressful days at work, but if your job is taxing most — or all — of the time, you need to make a change. Constantly being under pressure will take a toll on your mental and physical health — and no job is worth that. Thankfully, there are plenty of steps you can… Read more »

4 Facts You Might Not Know About Working With a Staffing Agency

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If you’ve never worked with a staffing agency, you might be in for a surprise. Many common misconceptions cause people to miss out on teaming up with a recruiter, because they don’t realize what they have to gain. Sure, you can find a new job on your own, but a staffing professional will help you… Read more »

Tips for Properly Following up After Submitting a Resume

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You applied for a job you’re really excited about, but so far, you’ve only heard crickets. The company’s lack of response could be caused by a variety of reasons, so get to the bottom of it. Unless the job posting explicitly instructs applicants not to contact the employer, it’s perfectly acceptable to reach out. Wait… Read more »