Can Company Holiday Parties Actually Be Good for Business?

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  With the holiday season approaching, many companies and managers are trying to decide if throwing holiday parties is a smart move. Often, these events require at least some level of financial investment, leaving some businesses hesitant to sponsor a seasonal celebration. But, by doing so, you can actually experience benefits beyond simply having a… Read more »

Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer “Mental Health Days”

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  Most companies offer a range of paid days off to their employees. Typically, this includes vacation and sick leave, and possibly options like maternity or paternity leave, and bereavement or compassionate leave. However, even though most organizations know that mental health is important for a person’s overall wellbeing, not all businesses give workers access… Read more »

5 Tips to Prove to Employers They Should Hire YOU!

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  When you enter an interview, your primary goal is generally to demonstrate why you are the right person for the job. While answering the various questions and highlighting key portions of your background is a significant part of the process, that doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with one of the hardest questions to… Read more »

One Foolproof Way to Improve Employee Engagement

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  Whenever unemployment is low, it automatically becomes more difficult to recruit new talent and retain your current employees. Often, salaries can only be raised so far, and traditional benefits packages made only so sweet before you reach the edge of what your company can offer. But, there is one alternative that can help you… Read more »

Start Planning for Employees’ Sick Days Now

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  In a perfect world, you would always know well in advance when a worker is going to be absent. But, as we get closer to winter, you may see an increase in sick days as colds and the flu begin to circulate through the workplace. Often, with these sorts of absences, you may get… Read more »

Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

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Even though the last recession began almost 10 years ago, one thing was made abundantly clear in the aftermath; people want their employers to communicate more effectively. This goes well beyond simply scheduling regular staff meetings and sending out generic newsletters. In fact, ineffective and archaic approaches to information sharing can actually yield negative results… Read more »

Uh-Oh: Candidates Are Checking YOUR Credentials

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  The reference check has been a vital part of the hiring experience for some time. But now, job candidates are able to return the favor. Career-oriented websites and social media platforms allow them to get information about the company culture, corporate policies, and even individual managers or executives. Is this change in the job… Read more »

Want Your Best Employees to Stay? Start Building Trust!

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The foundation of every strong relationship is trust, and that includes the relationship between managers and their best employees. Leadership that demonstrates their commitment to honesty and reliability, the team members are more likely to do the same in kind. But building that trust takes time and significant efforts. So how can a manager foster… Read more »

5 Workplace Tasks to Handle Before the End of 2016!

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The end of the year signifies an opportunity to tie up loose ends and prepare for the future. With that idea in mind, there are certain workplace tasks that are ideal to manage as you prepare for what is to come. To help you start your new year off right, here are five tasks you… Read more »

Make Sure Your First Hire of 2017 Is Your Best Hire!

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Your business couldn’t work without your employees. Often, the people working for you are one of your most prized assets. When choosing new people to join the team, it is important that you find the best match possible for both the position and current culture. Whether you are filling an existing vacancy or looking to… Read more »