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Making employees feel recognized and valued for their contributions is crucial toward job satisfaction, productivity, and retention. However, not having much of a budget to work with doesn’t mean you can’t show your employees appreciation – in fact, the amount of thought you put into it is more influential than the amount of money you… Read more »

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Whether you’re facing a skills gap or simply a performance issue, it may seem like there’s only one solution: fire the current employees who aren’t currently meeting your organization’s needs, and replace them with new hires. Unfortunately, replacing employees is not a simple endeavor and can have unintended ramifications – learn more with these three… Read more »

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During the latter quarter of the year, your productivity may decline as you try to keep up your motivation to work amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Take advantage of the fresh slate that the New Year brings by making it a goal to focus on boosting your productivity. Being productive isn’t… Read more »

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When employees turn in their resignations, common reasons they give are the new job has higher pay or more responsibilities; however, they tend to stay silent on why they started job hunting in the first place…likely because it may be the company’s leadership. Managers account for 70% of the variation when comparing the differences between… Read more »

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With all the festive cheer of the holiday season also comes major distractions for the workplace. It can be challenging for employees to focus on the work at hand when they’re thinking about social events, shopping, decorating, and other holiday-related tasks – and not to mention any upcoming time off from work. Although it may… Read more »

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The business market changes more quickly than ever due to advances in technology, which means that certain job duties can become outdated with little notice. To prevent skills gaps in your workplace, it’s more effective and affordable to adapt by keeping your employees’ skills fresh versus waiting until you must recruit externally, which may leave… Read more »

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Landing a job interview is exciting but can also come with a lot of pressure to make the best impression possible. To prevent your nerves from getting in the way, preparation is key. Properly prepare for your interview with these tips: Consider the Employer’s Perspective Review the job posting carefully to get a clear idea… Read more »

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When you hire an employee who quickly ends up not working out, it’s more than just an inconvenience and extra work. From advertising the position to training a replacement to lost productivity, the cost of bad hires can be substantial. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the hiring process to make more successful decisions. Avoid… Read more »

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Finding quality prospective candidates for your available positions can be challenging, but you may actually have a wealth of leads you aren’t currently utilizing: your current employees. If you don’t have an employee referral program, you could be missing out on successful hires. Learn more about why you should have an employee referral program: Candidates… Read more »

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When you’re job searching, trying out a variety of strategies is your key to success. Rather than trying to go it alone in your job search, there is the option of working with a staffing agency. A staffing agency can help you find a job that is right for you. So, what exactly is a… Read more »