Non-Monetary Rewards to Give Your Employees When They Go Above and Beyond

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If you want to boost employee engagement, rewarding your team when they go above and beyond is key. However, positive reinforcement doesn’t need to come in the form of financial incentives to be effective. In fact, even if budgetary issues aren’t a concern, other types of rewards tend to be more meaningful. Learn more about… Read more »

4 Ways to Get Your Team to Think More Creatively

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Innovation is the key to long term success for any business. If you coast along, doing what you’ve always done, you won’t be able to keep up with the competition as they roll out new ideas. To get your employees away from only focusing on their day-to-day responsibilities, encourage them to include innovation as part… Read more »

Don’t Do It Yourself! Use a Staffing Agency

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As you evaluate your hiring needs, consider using a staffing company to help. As experts in the industry they can assist you with creating an effective hiring strategy, customized to your needs. Here are four important reasons to consider using a staffing agency:   Decreased Cost While a temporary employee may cost more per hour,… Read more »

How to Seek Out a Team Player from a Pool of Candidates

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One of the most requested qualities in a candidate to the point that it sounds cliché is “team player”. Yet unless your company entails all employees working silently and independently, you truly do need to find those who work well with others, who understand the importance of give-and-take. So how do you find them in… Read more »

Focus on Energy Management Rather Than Time Management

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We all hear the talk about time management, how if we could figure it out, we’d have (obviously) more time, less stress, get more done … But we don’t talk about managing our energy, which allows us to manage all of that time and use it to its best capacity. Sometimes working more hours just… Read more »

The Scientific Way to Get Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Ideas

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… Read more »

4 Things to Include in Your LinkedIn Profile but Not on Your Resume

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A number of companies allow you to simply transfer the information from your LinkedIn page to an online resume, which certainly makes it easier, right? But the two shouldn’t necessarily mirror each other. Considering the fact that most resumes get about seven seconds of perusal, you have a certain formula to follow in order to… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Better at Thinking on Your Feet at Work

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We all want to look our best at all times at work, but, as sometimes happens, situations arise in which we’re caught off guard or thrown into a situation we had no prior warning about. So how do you improve your reaction in those instances where you have to act in the moment?   Find… Read more »

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 »