Four Things You Must Share on Your New Hire’s First Day

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Whether it’s your first day of kindergarten or your first day at a new job, there’s that same feeling of excitement and a little fear of the unfamiliar. Remember that feeling as you walk new hires through their first day and do what you can to alleviate the fear. In particular, these four tips go… Read more »

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 »

7 New Cover Letter Trends That Will Make You Stand Out in 2016

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You’ve probably heard the statistic that most cover letters get an average of about seven seconds of viewing by HR. So if you want to make the most of that tiny amount of time, you need a cover letter that truly catches the eye and encourages the reader to slow down and really look. These… 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 »

Get a Bad Review? Here’s How to Turn It Into a Growth Opportunity

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Within a job, nobody wants a poor review, especially when they’re trying to do the best job possible. But you can actually use a negative review as an opportunity for growth if you give it the right spin, thus improving your performance and demonstrating it to your employer. Take criticism constructively. Your reaction to a… 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 »

Is There a Best Day of the Week to Search for Jobs?

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This may surprise you, but that question does have a clear answer: Tuesday. A 2015 study from SmartRecruiters recognized that companies tend to post jobs on Tuesday…and most places extend job offers on Tuesdays as well. If you think about it logically, it makes sense: Monday tends to be a bit frenzied; that’s the day… Read more »

4 Ways to Turn Workplace Conflict into a Positive Learning Tool

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Workplace conflict is something we naturally want to avoid, but you can turn that negative experience into a positive with the right approach. Focus on clear communication. Poor communication often leads to conflict in the workplace, but you can make something good out of it. When employees become frustrated due to unclear expectations, it allows… Read more »

How You Could Benefit From Temporary Help During Year End

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It may be August, but if you’ve kept track of your work load from years past (and we know you have), you know that the end of the calendar year often becomes your busiest time as you and your clients wrap up accounts and “old business” for 2015. As such, you may want to consider… Read more »