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How to Handle An Underperforming Employee

Dealing with under-performers in the workplace can be a frustrating and sensitive matter for managers and for other employees. Under-performers are often very capable of turning things around, but understanding the problem from all angles is key in determining the best possible route for success. Here are a few important tactics and approaches to keep […] Read Article “How to Handle An Underperforming Employee”

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The One Thing You Must Do At Every Job Interview

There are countless rules and tips about what to do and what not to do during a job interview. If there’s one critical thing that every job seeker must do to stand out and to be taken seriously, it’s simply to ask questions. When you don’t come prepared with thoughtful questions, it says a few […] Read Article “The One Thing You Must Do At Every Job Interview”

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The Different Types of People You Encounter When Hiring

Finding the perfect candidate for a job isn’t an easy task. Chances are, hiring managers will have to meet and spend time with numerous candidates before finally finding a good match for a role. After a while, certain personality types start to stand out in the interviewing process — and some are more frustrating than […] Read Article “The Different Types of People You Encounter When Hiring”

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Unemployed Around The Holidays? How To Deal With Family Concerns

Between family gatherings, gift-giving, cooking for larger groups, traveling, and winding down the year, the holidays are typically a stressful time for most families. The added stress of finding oneself in “job-limbo” or dealing with the recent loss of a job can be especially overwhelming during the holiday season. Inevitably, you will field numerous questions from family […] Read Article “Unemployed Around The Holidays? How To Deal With Family Concerns”

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Why You Should Have a Staff Holiday Party

During the busy holiday season, putting together yet another event or party can seem like an unwelcome chore. Companies that organize a holiday party, though, will be glad they did – here’s why: Build relationships Work functions with an emphasis on fun and socializing seem like an HR nightmare to some – but when conducted […] Read Article “Why You Should Have a Staff Holiday Party”

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One Overlooked Character Trait You Should Interview For

It is all too easy to miss important information about a candidate in the brief time that an interview usually requires. More and more, employers are asking questions that discern critical thinking – but there’s still one area that most employers or hiring managers are forgetting: intellectual curiosity. Data shows that a level of curiosity […] Read Article “One Overlooked Character Trait You Should Interview For”

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Up and Down Mentorship

Mentor “matching” goes both ways: a good fit doesn’t mean that it is best only for the mentee; rather, a strong match indicates that both parties are content with the relationship. When someone approaches you to be their mentor, you should ask yourself, “How will I benefit from supporting this person in their career?” It may seem […] Read Article “Up and Down Mentorship”

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3 Steps to a Better Compensation Plan

Striving for strong employee retention is a crucial part of stabilizing a company. Today’s workers make their decision to join, stay with, or leave a company based on a number of factors. These include company culture, growth potential, and compensation. Determining the proper and “fair” salary for your employees can be more difficult than you’d […] Read Article “3 Steps to a Better Compensation Plan”

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8 Ways to Keep Millennials Invested in Your Company for the Long-Term

By 2025, millennials are positioned to make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce, and 70 percent of millennials tend to leave their companies within two years, according to a report by Forbes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics underscores this finding: millennials seem to have an average employment with one company for just over two […] Read Article “8 Ways to Keep Millennials Invested in Your Company for the Long-Term”

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Bae, On Fleek & Cray Cray? How to Translate Generation Z Lingo

  Although your company may not be seeing the influence of Gen Z currently, you should expect this to change within the next five years. By 2019, Gen Z will make up over 20% of your workforce – and with that, they’ll be bringing their own brand of work ethic and their own unique style […] Read Article “Bae, On Fleek & Cray Cray? How to Translate Generation Z Lingo”