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Today’s job candidates have access to more information than ever before about potential employers and what it’s like to work for a company. It’s critical you not only monitor your organization’s online reputation, but also proactively build your image – beginning before you even make initial contact with a prospective hire. How Your Reputation Affects… Read more »

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As a manager, you have serious sway over your employees. A great boss creates a second-to-none culture that’s fun, engaging and rewarding, while a subpar manager only inspires people to find a new job. Clearly, you want to model your behavior after the former, but knowing how to do this isn’t always easy. Being the… Read more »

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In a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, author Claudio Fernandez-Aaroz described a high-potential employee as one who has the “ability to adapt to and grow into increasingly complex roles and environments.” Fernandez-Aaroz, who based the article on his book It’s Not the How or What but the Who, went on to note that… Read more »

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The hiring process can be very time-consuming, so many employers screen candidates with a first-round phone interview. Much shorter than an in-person interview, those conducted on the phone are a quick way to separate solid contenders from those who just won’t cut it. Many people make the mistake of taking a phone interview too casually…. Read more »

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Traditional annual reviews for employees, which use numerical scales and curves to rank people based on their performance, are fast becoming dinosaurs in today’s business world. Referred to as “rank-and-yank” systems by some employers, they assign scores to workers relative to that of their peers. Pay-for-performance still works, as it should, just not through a… Read more »

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First things first, Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2017 has arrived already, but now that it’s here, you need to hit the ground running in your quest for a new job. Whether you vowed to finally start looking for new opportunities in January or are continuing what you started back in 2016, this… Read more »

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Workplaces have become a lot safer in the last 46 years – but that doesn’t mean that as an employer, you should slack off when it comes to keeping your employees injury free in 2017. According to OSHA, there was an average of 38 worker deaths a day in the U.S. in 1970. Thankfully, workplace… Read more »

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You’ve finally landed a new job and you couldn’t be more excited; congratulations are in order! All your hard work paid off and now you’re about to begin the next chapter in your career. Starting a new job is always nerve-wracking, so you’re probably feeling a bit anxious, but relax, this is completely normal. Ease… Read more »

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As a business leader, one of the most challenging aspects of long-term success is getting employees on board with company goals. It’s tough for people to meet performance objectives and set priorities if they don’t know what’s expected of them – and how they will benefit. In one recent Gallup poll, only about half of… Read more »

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On Dec. 1, the new overtime rule went into effect, meaning you’re now required to pay overtime to most — if not all — of your staffers earning less than $47,476 annually. This marks a huge jump from the $23,660 yearly salary previously required to be considered exempt, so this might mean you’re legally required… Read more »