Thought Leadership

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40 hours may seem like a lot of time. But when you break it down into eight hours each workday—minus your lunch break, trips to the coffee pot, phone calls and meetings, checking email, stopping to talk with co-workers, etc.—all of the sudden your eight hours start to dwindle. If you’re like most professionals, you… Read more »

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In short, yes. Micromanagers are those that assign a project, then follow up constantly on progress. And by interrupting an employee’s thought process and work flow, micromanagers can stifle productivity as well as morale—because an employee feels they are not being trusted to get the work done. Micromanagement can also lead to decreased sharing of… Read more »

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Post-recession, the demand for engineers has become more competitive. Of course, the best and brightest engineers will have a portfolio that shows their education, mathematical and technical ability, and experience. But beyond that, high-performing engineers must possess other important “soft skills” that make them great at what they do—and help them fit into the culture… Read more »

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Your personal brand is the way you’re recognized in your industry. It’s what sets you apart from your competition and gives you the extra edge that makes you a true original. One way to brand yourself and let others know that you’re on top of your game is by establishing yourself as a thought leader…. Read more »

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If you can manage your employee turnover, you can get a better grip on your bottom line. Occasional change is to be expected, but excessive turnover can be costly. You can help your business retain your workers by understanding what may cause them to leave in the first place. The top four reasons your employees… Read more »

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Everyone makes mistakes. It’s inevitable, and it’s part of the learning process. But what separates the wise from the not-so-wise is the ability to learn from a mistake—after all, it’s not the falling down, but the staying down, that gets in the way. So what does this mean to your job search? “Tell me about… Read more »

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Is RPO right for your company?

Could you use help finding new staff? Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the name given to the process of relying upon an external vendor—such as a staffing agency—for the recruitment of new employees. If your company is tight on internal resources, could benefit from saving a few dollars and has plans to expand in the… Read more »

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An interviewer may decide whether or not to hire you within the first few moments of meeting you. So you can imagine that your appearance, how you present and carry yourself, and your overall demeanor are extremely important. You want to exude confidence because you believe in yourself, your talents and what you’ve accomplished. A… Read more »

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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 »

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Job rejection can be frustrating—but don’t let it get you down. It’s possible that you just weren’t a good fit for the position, or maybe you flubbed an interview question. It’s OK, because rejection can be a valuable learning experience. The single best tool in your coping arsenal is to remain positive and professional! Remember,… Read more »