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The years following a college education are filled with many new experiences, some of which you may never have dreamed of learning in your classes. The fact is, while college can prepare you to learn specific industry concepts, nothing can prepare you for career success like real-life lessons experienced on the job. There are certain… Read more »

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Being a leader does not mean you have to be perfect all the time. While you may think that failure is a sign of weakness in a leader, it is actually a sign of being human. And as humans, we are all flawed and destined to make mistakes at times. If you are faced with… Read more »

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The business world has been transformed by a rise in a focus on social strategy. The world’s largest companies are turning more and more to social avenues for sharing information and marketing purposes. This comes as no surprise as many people are actively engaged online through social networks, community forums, and online associations. It makes… Read more »

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As a manager, have you ever stopped to think what your actual priorities should be? Outside of maintaining order and compliance with corporate policies and procedures, it’s up to you to lead your employees though some tough things. Yet, for many managers this seems like the impossible task. Being an effective manager means having the… Read more »

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Recruiting in today’s marketplace can be quite a challenge. It’s difficult to find a few standout candidates in what seems to be a never-ending sea of candidates. Many of these candidates appear perfectly qualified for the position on paper. So, how do you mow through the giant stacks of applicants in order to find the… Read more »

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Your temps are keeping your business running. Perhaps you have found that some of them are very good at their job. They are the type of workforce you want to have. Many temporary workers are doing their job at a high level, often with the hope of moving into positions that are more permanent. What… Read more »

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Cover letters are one of the most difficult things to nail down as you work on your strategy to become gainfully employed. Yet, they remain a critical aspect of getting noticed by the right companies. If you aren’t careful, it’s very easy for your cover letters to begin sounding identical from one company or position… Read more »

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Businesses have a lot to deal with these days. One of the biggest, yet hidden potential problems that business owners face is litigation from former and/or current employees. That’s why it’s so important for business owners and human resource departments to consider the value of purchasing employment practices liability insurance (EPL Insurance). You may not… Read more »

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At some point in every human resource manager’s life, a time comes when there are not enough employees available to manage a time sensitive project or a new role. This is when most HR pros turn to a local staffing agency for support. Yet, far too many hiring managers take for granted what services the… Read more »

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The summer months can be a real challenge for employers who are competing with summer vacation plans, employees heading to college, and a lack of skilled candidates to maintain staffing numbers during a busy season. Yet, there are some ways to provide perks that will help keep your employees happy and productive throughout the summer… Read more »