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For years, business experts have talked about the need for HR to become more engaged in overall corporate strategy. In order for this to happen at your company, your HR department needs to streamline operations and lessen its administrative burden. Efficiencies can be achieved in many areas of HR and talent management, including leveraging technology… Read more »

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Effective job descriptions are a critical communication tool for your company, as they describe the duties, responsibilities, qualifications and reporting relationships of a specific position. They should be based on objective information obtained through job analyses and an understanding of the skills required to accomplish needed tasks. Poorly written job descriptions lead to workplace confusion… Read more »

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Planning for the future in order to meet business goals is nothing new – but it’s more complicated today than ever before. Technology and competition for top talent make HR workforce planning a huge challenge, as well as a top business priority. As an HR leader, you need to work with the rest of your… Read more »

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Searching for a job can be a tough, confidence-crushing journey, hampered by rejections and dead ends. It’s enough to take a toll on even the most thick-skinned candidates. Yet, the right level of confidence is critical to enhance your image, communicate effectively, and sell yourself to potential employers without being pompous. (Yes, there are people… Read more »

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Every workplace has them: employees who complicate and control are toxic, or don’t pull their weight. For either work-related or personal reasons, they cause drama. Drama at work is damaging to climate and culture. It undermines people’s morale and level of job satisfaction. It negatively influences both individual productivity and team performance. And ultimately, it… Read more »

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No matter where you are in your career, you should regularly review your resume and LinkedIn profile and keep them up to date. Even if you’re not planning a job search anytime soon, there are a number of reasons why this is an important part of your overall career strategy: Presenting Yourself as a Subject… Read more »

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Over the course of your lifetime, you will spend a significant portion of your waking time at work. Whether your job is one that you keep only so you can pay the bills or it’s a stepping stone along your fulfilling career path is up to you. What can you do to ensure that you’re… Read more »

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If you’ve been happily employed at the same job for a while, chances are you haven’t seen the need to update your resume. If it’s been more than a year since you looked at your resume with fresh eyes, you would be wrong. A polished resume and LinkedIn profile can be almost as valuable to… Read more »

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An interview is about much more than just answering questions and making a strong first impression. It’s about conveying a compelling narrative and communicating the key message of your unique value to an employer. Use these five tips to show your interviewers that you have the business acumen, strategic vision, experience and personality to help… Read more »

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Businesses today face technological and other challenges that were unfathomable 10 or even five years ago. As a result, staffing needs and expectations are more complex than ever before. Plus, as an HR leader, you still need to manage your day-to-day core functions while keeping pace with this whirlwind change. Here are some common staffing… Read more »