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Hiring a new team member is costly and disruptive, so you want to choose someone who’s going to stick around for awhile. A study conducted by the Center for American Progress determined the cost of turnover is roughly 20 percent of the annual salary of employees earning $75,000 or less per year — which could… Read more »

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The employee landscape is changing, and with it have come new desires, priorities and areas of importance – with flexibility ranking high on the list. There are many advantages to workforce flexibility, in terms of building a leading employer brand. It builds trust and shows you value diversity and recognize every member of your workforce… Read more »

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Many mistakes made at work are glaringly obvious, but others — while just as epic — fall under the radar. If you’re not taking advantage of everything your current position has to offer, this is a problem you need to address immediately. You get out of your job exactly what you put into it, so… Read more »

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The data on the long-term success of new hires are sobering, to say the least. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that half of all hourly workers leave their jobs within the first four months. An equal percentage of senior-level outside hires fail within 18 months. How can you ensure a good return… Read more »

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Psychological research has shown that a lack of empathy in co-workers can result in morale problems – which in turn spike conflict and loss of productivity. Gone are the days of employees leaving feelings and emotions at the door. In today’s world, empathy is as critical a trait when hiring as are hard skills like… Read more »

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  To lead is not just to manage … it is to guide, create, motivate and inspire. And a person’s attitude can significantly impact their leadership success or failure. The right attitude determines how a person views opportunities, problems, challenges and relationships in life – and at work. Often, it’s not what a person does,… Read more »

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Interviewing is a fine art. You can’t afford a costly hiring mistake. As you get to know your potential new hires, it’s important to be alert for any warning signs that they may not be the right fit for your organization. Some of these signs are crystal clear – and others, much more nuanced. Immediate… Read more »