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If you are just taking your first steps into the job market, you might be surprised at how difficult it can be to land a position without job experience. Many jobs that are described as entry-level still have experience requirements, often numbering between one and five years. That leaves many newly minted professionals in a… Read more »

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When it comes to closing skills gaps and making the most of emerging technologies, ensuring your employees have access to robust training options is a must. Work-based learning empowers workers to keep pace with fast-changing environments and embrace new tech that can make them more productive and efficient. Plus, it benefits employers as well, as… Read more »

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Most professionals understand that mistakes happen. However, even knowing that nearly everyone will have a misstep from time to time, that doesn’t mean that owning up to an error is easy. In fact, it is often pretty scary, especially since, at a minimum, it can result in some negative feedback. But that doesn’t mean you… Read more »

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    This is a guest post by Ira Wolfe, President of Success Performance Solutions. If you would like to learn more about how to balance using technology in the HR department with retaining the personal touch of Human Resources, join us on Thursday, October 24, at Noon CST for a Live Webinar with Ira… Read more »

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty. Making the new hire’s first… Read more »

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Today, employers are dealing with an incredibly tight labor market. Since skill gaps can also be pervasive both in a current team and the remainder of the workforce, the situation can seem even more daunting. When you need a specific skill to ensure your team thrives, not being able to find that perfect employee can… Read more »

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Few things are as frustrating to a professional as having a boss who likes to micromanage. Often, the constant hovering and corrections make the workplace feel very negative, particularly since the manager’s actions make it appear as if they don’t trust their team. Many professionals struggle with how to address the issue of being micromanaged,… Read more »

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When the school year begins, many summer interns head back to the classroom, leaving their internships behind. While this is an expected part of the pattern, it can leave companies struggling, particularly if they are suddenly very shorthanded. While many companies then assume their only choice is to start a recruitment process to fill these… Read more »

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Going to a career fair can be an overwhelming experience. After all, it is filled with hiring managers who can offer you a position, potentially on the spot. Plus, there is a slew of other candidates who are also hoping to land an opportunity, making the environment feel a bit competitive.  Making a good impression… Read more »

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Being treated differently as a candidate or employee because of your age can be problematic, creating obstacles that can harm your ability to advance your career. While discriminating against individuals who are 40 years old and older is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), that doesn’t mean it never occurs.  This form… Read more »