Bank on These Skills When You’re Looking to Promote from Within

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Sometimes the best employee is the one you already know. Consider this: Quite a few companies prefer to promote from within because they already have a good feel for the candidate. Instead of going straight for the whole hiring process with all its time, energy, and cost, look first at who you might promote from… Read more »

The Secret to Better Leadership May be Asking for Feedback

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If you truly want to know how you’re doing as a leader, you should probably get some insight from those who work directly with you. It makes all the sense in the world, yet ironically too many leaders overlook this important step in their desire to become better at what they do. Follow our tips… Read more »

Why It’s Time to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

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Within the next seven years, almost a quarter of the population of the United States will be 60 or older. For you, that means quite a few retirements coming down the road. This means you as an employer need to start considering how to gather and keep the wealth of knowledge from this generation, much… Read more »

10 Things You Should be Doing to Encourage Creativity in Your Workplace

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If you want to stay cutting edge and on top of innovation in your chosen field, you need to help your employees find their creative sides. So, how can you do that effectively? Here are ten suggestions!   Make it easy to solicit ideas. Actively asking for new ideas will give you a constant flow… Read more »

Why Storytelling Matters in Your Interview

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Think about your last interview – how did it go? Did you manage to simply answer the questions asked or truly pull your interviewer in? The best interviewee knows how to not only deliver the information asked but also manage to build good rapport in the process – all while not getting too chatty. So… Read more »

How to Earn Your Employees’ Trust to Build Loyalty

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If you want to keep your employees and reduce turnover, as well as foster loyalty, you must earn their trust. As in any relationship, trust must be earned, and companies who have managed this have used a few proven ways to make it happen. Transparency and Truthfulness Employees want to know what’s going on in… Read more »

7 Innovative Leadership Approaches to Try

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When considering leadership approaches, many may want to use the tried and true, sticking with what works and what others have successfully done to show their leadership skills. Yet in a business world that now has multiple generations and types of employees, you may want to try something new. After all, innovation often brings about… Read more »

Why Being a Better Listener Will Improve Your Career

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When was the last time you had a conversation with someone and realized that, while that person technically heard you, they didn’t listen to a word you said? It happens far too frequently – and if you’ve found yourself in that position, you know how frustrating it feels. It’s something worth considering, especially for your… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Employees to Be More Productive

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It happens from time to time: Employees who previously did well and stayed on task have slowly but surely fallen off the mark and become less focused on their work. Fortunately, you can help them find their productivity without cracking the whip too hard or coming across as a mircomanager. Encourage physical health. Sometimes employees… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Important Second Job Interview

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The fact that you got through the first interview felt nerve-wracking and thrilling enough, and now you discover you’ve made it to the next level, the coveted second interview. How do you prepare for this one differently than you did for the first?  How do the expectations differ? Specifics. The first interview tends toward more… Read more »