Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »

Are You Prepared for These Types of Interviews?

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Looking for a new job? Depending on your industry and whether you’re looking out of state for work, you will encounter different types of interviews. Many employers and recruiters use an interview process that involves several rounds of interviews with increasing levels of intensity. Or you may only need to tackle one interview to get… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring for Empathy

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A valuable soft skill, empathy is the ability to recognize the way a co-worker is feeling and understand what they are going through. This skill allows your employees to work well together through respect for each other’s work methods. Why is this important? Everyone is a little different in the way they approach assignments, problem… Read more »

Do You Need to Reduce Turnover of Administrative Professionals?

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Once you find top administrative talent, you’ll want to hang on to them. And the trend of administrative professionals frequently leaving can be harmful to your business in several ways. First, it cuts into your bottom line, since it is expensive to find and hire replacement staff. Also, it can be detrimental to the rest… Read more »

Should You Hire Someone Who Doesn’t Give Two Weeks’ Notice?

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In short, it depends. It could be an employee who has quickly parted ways with a past job didn’t value the job or have any concern for what a rapid exit could mean for their future. But in some circumstances, leaving a job without notice could be due to an unhealthy workplace situation for the… Read more »

Are You Hiring a Job Hopper?

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The job market can be fierce! Gone are the days when employees stayed in one job for their entire career. The opportunity to learn and grow has many of today’s workers moving from job to job every few years. Since it takes time and money to locate top talent, when you find them, you want… Read more »

Interview Like a Pro: Don’t Put It on the Backburner

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Congratulations on your interview! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, but now is not the time to take it easy. You’re in the final stretch on your way to a new job, and it’s important to keep your momentum going right up until the big day. Here’s what you can do to keep… Read more »

Interview Like a Pro: Making an Impression on Your Interviewer

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Interview preparation is not just about planning your responses. Sure, it’s important to know what you’ll say to common interview questions to avoid awkward pauses. But you should also know how to make a positive impression on the interviewer even before you wow them with your knowledge and experience. You may not realize it, but… Read more »

Time Away From the Workforce?

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Career gaps sometimes happen. Perhaps you’ve taken time off to travel, volunteer or raise a family—but now it’s come time to re-enter the workforce. You may be nervous that you’ve “timed yourself out” of job opportunities, but the key to remember is what you learned while you sought alternate ways to spend your time. Plus,… Read more »

How Does Change Impact Your Team?

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Change can be frustrating or even scary to employees. But if you don’t prepare them for changes, such as new hires, or new policies and procedures, you risk resentment, confusion, and a decrease in morale and productivity. Depending on the change, it may take your employees a little time to get used to it. But… Read more »