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Everyone wants to be respected in the workplace. In fact, let’s be honest– Everyone wants to be respected everywhere. And everyone wants to be liked. The respect of others can open doors to countless opportunities, increase our salaries, allow our voices and ideas to be heard, and even help us make new connections in the… Read more »

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In some ways, a successful hiring strategy and a successful approach to romance are similar. In both cases, the search takes patience. Both searches require a willingness to be true to your own needs while respecting those of others. And in both cases, signing on the dotted line doesn’t mean the adventure and hard work… Read more »

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As the economy struggles to recover, business managers and HR pros are dealing with a similar set of staffing and hiring problems across almost every industry. Are you facing setbacks—or worse, paralysis—as a result of some of these issues? If so, an outside contract with an experienced staffing firm can help. Staffing Issues: Fear of… Read more »

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Over the course of the next two decades, the baby boomer generation will be moving into its golden years, and millions of workers who were born right after World War II will be stepping out the door and into retirement. Even though this shift is inevitable and has been in the cards for decades, some… Read more »

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When ambitious, top performing employees compete for promotions and step into leadership roles, their managers often watch this happen with sky high expectations. Managers tend to assume that high functioning employees will naturally transition into excellent team leaders, and more often than not, this assumption leads to disappointment and confusion on both sides. Why does… Read more »

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Meeting with a recruiter for the first time doesn’t actually mean you’re heading into a job interview…Both the outcome and the process will differ from that of bona fide job interview for a few important reasons. But you’ll still need to focus on your presentation. Here are a few important considerations that can help you… Read more »

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After you spend long hours reviewing candidate profiles, arranging interviews, conducting those interviews, and putting together formal offers, few things are more disappointing than watching your selected applicant walk away and accept another position. Especially if the position happens to be with one of your top competitors. So what can you do to prevent this from… Read more »

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Take a look around your office and describe what you see. Would you characterize this environment as “fun”? Are your employees moving at a fast clip between one task and another? As they move, do they look straight ahead, or down at the floor? Are they smiling and laughing? Are you overhearing conversation, music, or… Read more »

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Being a fresh graduate provides plenty of advantages in a competitive job market, especial in the world of engineering and design. In these industries, employers like fresh faces, youthful enthusiasm, and flexible team members who don’t have to be broken out of lifelong bad habits. But unfortunately, if you’re entering the market as a new… Read more »

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It’s mid-January, and at this point, you’ve completed your employee evaluations and sent your teams off to tackle 2013 with fire in their hearts and clear goals in hand. Hopefully, you’ve also completed a similar assessment of your own performance and you know exactly what you need to do to face the challenges of the… Read more »