Why Candidates are Looking for Transparent Companies

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  Job seekers aren’t just looking for a company that offers them a suitable salary, strong benefits, and a range of perks; they also want to find an organization where transparency is the norm, not the exception. Many candidates remember the impacts of the recession, particularly how so many employees were surprised when a business… Read more »

Improve Your Interview Process with This Quick Fix

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    The interview process can be time-consuming to manage, particularly if you are seeing a few potentially qualified candidates and have only a limited amount of time available to dedicate to the task. But failing to offer the interviewee a positive experience can harm your image, so you need to make sure that everything… Read more »

How to Give Negative Feedback (Without Creating Negative Feelings!)

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  If you provide employees with feedback at the beginning of the year, you’re likely faced with the difficult situation of sharing some points that aren’t necessarily easy to give. Negative feedback is always a challenge, especially when you don’t want to damage the relationship and prefer to help the person succeed. How you give… Read more »

Create a More Diverse Workforce in 2018

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  Most companies understand the value of diversity in the workplace and often create policies to support the idea. But not every business is going about building a more diverse workforce the right way, and common mistakes can significantly undermine critical objectives and lead you to miss opportunities that can help you reach your targets… Read more »

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 »