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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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If your employees have strong reasoning and problem-solving skills, your business operations will run more efficiently and effectively. On the flip side, it will negatively impact your bottom line if these traits are lacking. Simply put, you need to hire and promote good thinkers. Among essential related strengths are problem analysis, the evaluation of various… 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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On average, 118 people apply for each open position and only 20 percent are invited for an interview, according to Forbes. At first glance, these numbers can be a bit discouraging, but instead of letting them get you down, use this information as motivation to step up your game. You’re a talented professional that any… Read more »