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In the words of author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other, and weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” In a sentence, this sums up the critical importance of hiring for and building a culture of teamwork at your company. Teamwork… Read more »

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An effective candidate profile functions as a blueprint to follow in your search for the perfect new hire. In addition to what’s typically listed in a job description, it considers an applicant’s behavioral and personality traits, as well as critical soft skills. It allows you to define a full, accurate picture, and helps you to… Read more »

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The days of the traditional annual employee review are fading fast, at least as a stand-alone means of assessing performance. Ongoing feedback in real time is much more valuable, useful and popular. In one recent study, more than 90 percent of employees stated that they would prefer the manager to address concerns and learning opportunities… Read more »

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Changing jobs or careers should be more of a marathon than a sprint. In other words, it’s a very winnable process, but you need to be realistic about it and pace yourself. It all starts with completing a thorough self-assessment to discover how your best skills, values, interests and personality can be put to the… Read more »

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Ideally, everyone would find their true calling in life at their very first job – and never need to make another career change. But often, it doesn’t work that way. A recent survey of New York professionals found that they expected to change careers an average of three times in their lifetime. So if you’re… Read more »

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You don’t want to fall behind in the competition for top talent in 2019. There are some new recruitment trends you should keep in mind as you build your company image in this New Year. It remains a candidate-driven market. Job candidates will continue to have the upper hand in 2019. In fact, the current… Read more »

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With the hectic pace and pressure of everyday business, employee training can be easily overlooked or moved to the back burner. This is not a healthy habit to fall into. Every team member, whether hourly or salaried, can benefit from an ongoing professional development regime. And, it’s up to you to support it and make… Read more »

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It’s normal to have bad days at work – and even bad weeks or months. But if you’re constantly feeling unhappy, unfulfilled or just plain miserable about your job – and these feelings haven’t gone away in quite some time – then maybe 2019 is the year when you need to make a change. Easier… Read more »

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Stereotypes of any kind are dangerous, wrong, and harmful in the workplace. Perpetuating them is damaging to diversity and hinders teamwork, engagement, productivity and morale. Some of today’s most pervasive stereotyping pertains to members of younger generations, especially Millennials. They tend to be labeled as needy, coddled, technical snobs, or unprepared for “the real world.”… Read more »

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A robust employee referral program is the single most effective tool in your recruitment arsenal. Research has repeatedly shown that employee referrals are less expensive, faster, and more productive than other talent acquisition methods. Consider these statistics: Eighty two percent of employers in a recent study rated employee referrals number one as generators of their… Read more »