Why Your Business Is Better Off Firing a Toxic Worker Than Hiring a Star

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When putting your ideal staff together, you want to have the best and strongest employees possible. However, it may help you more if you look at the staff you already have and work on getting rid of a worker whose very presence poisons the rest of the team. When you think about it, you know… Read more »

Let Your Cookie-Cutter Company Culture Crumble

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You may well know and believe that company culture can have a strong impact on workers, including their satisfaction with the job, which can have a significant ripple effect (turnover, recommending the company to others, etc.). When you look at really successful companies such as Google and Zappos and their “unconventional” culture, you may feel tempted… Read more »

Fresh Ways to Attract Leading Talent

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In some ways, hiring may feel like the NFL draft. Each year, there’s a relatively finite group of athletes to choose from, and certain teams have certain needs; a few need a quarterback, some need quality defensemen, others need offensive tackles. So those teams scout out the top candidates for each position and do what they can to make… Read more »

Resolve to Improve the Candidate Experience in 2016

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Have you ever searched a website in vain for something that should have been easily accessible? Or begun signing up for something that required an overly complicated application process? Or waited weeks for a response from a client? If you want the best candidates to vie for positions at your company, you have to make… Read more »

Does Your Marketing Strategy Include LinkedIn? It Should.

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Consider a few numbers: LinkedIn currently has over 400 million users and growing. The average CEO has 930 connections on LinkedIn. And there are two new LinkedIn users per second. So if you haven’t become part of the 107 million LinkedIn users in the U.S., you’ve got quite a few reasons to join up and… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Engaged During the Holidays

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As the holidays get closer, most employees begin to have their thoughts focus more and more on the upcoming time off and the inevitable whirlwind that goes along with it, rather than their jobs. It’s a busy time of year on all fronts, both personal and professional, so how can you manage to keep employees… Read more »

Tips for Effective Year-End Reviews

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A quality, helpful year-end review should go far beyond filling out requisite forms and quickly meeting with each employee if you want to make it effective. Take these tips so you can use this year’s reviews to inform and improve overall performance for the year to come. Prepare. This may sound obvious, but many employers… Read more »

These Commonplace Compliance Mistakes Will Cost You

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Everyone bends the rules sometimes, right? As a company, you cannot afford – in any sense of the word – to take this sort of attitude toward certain areas of compliance. Read on to find out about common compliance mistakes that you can easily avoid when filling out the OSHA form – because not doing… Read more »

How to Effectively Manage a Remote Team

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With technology bringing people closer together, and more and more people desiring to have flexible options for work, it’s imperative that you know how to get everyone working together as if they were all in the same building. Fortunately, there are ways to make this happen successfully, allowing for a better work-life balance for employees… Read more »

Are your Interns Ready to Become Employees?

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You always want the best people for your team, and you may have just what you need waiting in the wings if you have successful interns. So how do you know which interns to hire and which ones to simply thank for their time? Use the following criteria to help you decide. They’ve significantly contributed… Read more »