What NOT to Do When You’re Interviewing With a Recruiter on The Phone

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A phone interview seems like far less stress than an in-person one – you don’t have to look your best, you can fidget and not appear nervous, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Yet there are a few caveats to consider when interviewing on the phone to make… Read more »

5 Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Employees You’re Grateful for Them

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If you want to make employees feel appreciated, you don’t necessarily need to go for grand gestures, but you probably want to go beyond a simply stated, “Great job!”. It’s the little gestures that go the longest way. So here are five suggestions to make your employees see your gratitude. Small wins Too often we… Read more »

How to Have a Great Review When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

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We’d all ultimately like to have a boss we at least have a decent relationship with, but the cold hard facts sometimes intrude: Sometimes you’re going to have a boss you simply don’t like, and vice versa. Yet this person gives you reviews, so how do you manage to put personal feelings aside and get… Read more »

How to Use Your Cover Letter to Show Off Your Personality

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Before you even begin to get in the door, you make a first impression when you send a cover letter for a job opening. On the one hand, you should keep it professional. On the other, there’s nothing wrong with letting a little of your own personality shine through so yours doesn’t sound like the… Read more »

How to Inspire Your Employees by Keeping Yourself Motivated

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What happens when you as the team leader, the primary motivator, find yourself feeling unexcited and uninspired about the very job you’re supposed to get others motivated to do? A few tips and tricks about how to keep your own spirits up will help you do the same for others. Show that positive attitude. Let’s… Read more »

How to Choose Between Two Perfect Candidates

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It seems like a wonderful problem to have: You have two fantastic candidates for one position. They both seem like they would fit, both have the star qualities you want. So how do you choose one over the other? And how do you make the “right” choice? Instead of going with your gut, the better… Read more »

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 »