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Brand advocacy has become a highly successful marketing strategy – and you can unleash the power of your employees to make it work in your favor. Creating content can be expensive and time consuming. Brand advocacy allows your company to drive active employee participation and leverage internal skillsets and business knowledge to not only build,… Read more »

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The best managers continuously groom their employees for future leadership roles. This boosts engagement and productivity and helps team members transition seamlessly into new opportunities. And, it keeps your highest potential performers right where you want them: within your own company. Here are three ways to help people identify and act on their leadership strengths:… Read more »

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Regardless of your field, you can no longer advance without at least some basic data skills. It’s not just for analysts any more. Data touches virtually every role. You need to understand how data is turned into action and think strategically about how to use it to create value for your company. You Need Data… Read more »

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Unless you’ve been living and working under a rock for the past few decades, you’re well versed on the need to hire for cultural fit.  It’s almost become an overused buzz phrase in the HR industry. How refreshing then, to realize that the time has come to make things even better – and evolve to… Read more »

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Everyone hits career roadblocks. It may feel like, even after a considerable amount of time, you still don’t know what you really want to do. Or, what you thought was your dream job just isn’t measuring up. Maybe it’s turning into more of a nightmare, as you hit hurdle after hurdle. Don’t let this frustration… Read more »

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When you have an important position open – and, really, aren’t they all important? – you need to find the candidate with just the right combination of hard and soft skills to fill it. This means going beyond the polished resumes, the pre-screened references and the rehearsed interview responses. It requires getting creative, getting non-traditional,… Read more »

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Within their company, managers embrace process, seek stability, and instinctively try to resolve problems quickly. By contrast, leaders tolerate chaos and lack of structure, and are willing to delay closure in order to understand issues more fully. This outlines the thinking of Abraham Zaleznik, who wrote a popular article on management and leadership for Harvard… Read more »

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When you’re job hunting, it’s normal to experience stress. But when stress becomes extreme, it can sabotage your search – and even impact your health, if it really gets out of control.