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 »

How to Network – Even When You’re Too Busy to Network

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  If you’re like most professionals, you likely feel pressed for time almost every day. You may be trying to juggle work obligations with home responsibilities, and may even be trying to advance your education too. So, with so much going on, how are you supposed to make time to network, too? While most people understand… 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 »

Can You Apply to Entry-Level Administrative Jobs that Require Experience?

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  When most people think of entry-level administrative positions, they picture a job that doesn’t require any previous experience. However, many of these opportunities include experience requirements, making this starter position seem like anything but. For those coming straight out of school or looking to shift careers, this can be especially frustrating as it makes… Read more »

Does Your Workplace Have Unspoken Rules? Here’s Why They’re Bad for Business

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  Every business needs rules to guide the actions of their employees. In most cases, these are listed in a series of formal policies and procedures, serving as a reference point for the activities of all workers within the company. However, most organizations also have numerous unspoken rules based on behavioral expectations and business norms…. Read more »

Every Candidate Hates When You Do This!

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  While the nature of the recruitment process can leave both sides frustrated at times, there is one surefire way to leave your candidates fuming: Ghosting. Ghosting in a term that describes the end of a relationship without any closure, typically because one side just stops communicating with the other, leaving questions hanging in the… Read more »

Introducing Yourself on LinkedIn? Don’t Do It Like This!

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  LinkedIn provides job seekers with the opportunity to reach out to area recruiting and hiring managers without a more formal connection. While this ability is great for potentially locating a new position, it can also leave us open to making some critical errors during the introduction. And, if the first impression being offered isn’t… Read more »

Use These Tips to Turn Short-Term Admin Hires into Top Employees

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  Bringing in a short-term admin hire often requires a different approach than when you select a candidate for a long-term position. While their work may be critical to your current operations, they won’t be motivated to perform by the same things that keep your other employees working at their best. However, there are ways… Read more »