What’s the Right Way to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years”?

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When in an interview, you want to prepare by going over the usual questions about experience, how you handled a difficult work situation, etc. But one that sometimes gives pause is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You want to give a good answer that comes out as truthful but not too truthful… Read more »

What to Do When You’re Suddenly the Boss of Your Friends

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It’s great when you move up in your job: You’ve moved up a rung on your personal career ladder, you’ve got a little more responsibility, a salary increase, and obviously the higher-ups feel you can do it. But what happens when that means you rank higher than your work colleagues? How do you manage relationships… Read more »

How to Recover from a Big Mistake at Work

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Part of your job involves doing it, well, correctly. So what happens when you make an enormous mistake, one that makes you simultaneously want to scream in frustration and hide so nobody will ever find you? Rest assured that you will likely make a big mistake at least once in your work career. Now that… Read more »

How Strategic Planning Benefits Leaders at Every Level

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Want a successful 2017? Then you need to make sure you have a successful strategic plan set up for that success. Of course, you likely have objectives and goals you want to meet and ideas of how to get it all done, but specific strategy (after all, the word strategy did come from the military… Read more »

Improve Your Management Skills in 2017

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As a manager, if you had to evaluate yourself, what could you improve or change? Where could you act more effectively with regard to your employees and your company overall? It helps if you examine your own skills every once in awhile; even the best managers want to see how they can do better. So now… Read more »

Keep Your Team Motivated During the Holidays With These Tips

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The holidays bring on as much stress as they do joy for many of us, and when that’s coupled with the necessity to finish out the end of the year and meet those last few goals, your workforce may become distracted and run down. However, you can beat the holiday office blues with a few… Read more »

Can’t Afford to Promote Your Star Employee? Offer More Benefits

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We love our top employees and want to keep them happy … which translates to them wanting to stay. But what happens when you know you should promote that person but just don’t have the salary bump to match it? Consider offering more benefits, which many employees consider more important than money anyway. Flexible scheduling…. Read more »

A Guide to Screening Candidates Through Social Media

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With so many candidates out there, and you want to believe everything written on their cover letters and resumes, but you may want to get a more complete picture. Enter the wide world of social media. Nearly every candidate has some sort of connection with social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram or… Read more »

Our Four Tips for Solving a Candidate Shortage

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The irony of our improving economy is that with more companies adding positions, it can lead to a lack of candidates competing for positions. If you find yourself affected by fewer available candidates, you can take these four steps to improve your odds of finding employees and overcoming the general labor shortage.   Plan ahead…. Read more »

Onboarding Remote Employees Made Easy

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Onboarding new hires has its challenges, but how do you manage it when working with remote employees? As with any onboarding process, you need to keep it as streamlined as possible, but you’ll also have some unique needs to address to get them both excited and prepared.   Make getting the basics painless. Using services… Read more »