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You’ve landed the job interview. Now it’s time to present yourself to the hiring manager. You want to show the potential employer your strengths and convince them you’re the ideal candidate for the position. But while managers want to hire people they believe can do the job, they are also looking for workers with whom… Read more »

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Is your budget for coming year just pages of wishful thinking? In many cases, it is. Businesses that are underperforming often believe by planning for bigger profits or greater revenues they are ensuring a better outcome. But a budget alone has no impact on what will happen in the next year within your organization. Here… Read more »

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You’ve been invited for a job interview. That’s good news! You’re probably confident you’ll do well because you’re qualified for the position. But while you want to be confident during the interview, don’t let overconfidence keep you from preparing properly. The time you put into prepping for your interview will keep your anxiety at bay… Read more »

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The biggest disadvantage of a temporary job seems to be obvious; there’s no guarantee you’ll be working next week, let alone a few years down the road. So why should you even consider joining the approximately 3.25 million who are temporarily employed through U.S. staffing companies each week? For one thing, taking a short-term job… Read more »

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It’s not easy to be at work during those hours when all of the elements are in place for a good night’s sleep. It’s no wonder night shift work is riskier than day shift—statistically about 30 percent more. And not surprisingly, it’s about 5 percent less productive. Fatigue, feelings of isolation and other factors can… Read more »

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Low morale in your company will prevent optimum productivity. How could it be otherwise? If good morale signifies your employees’ ability to work toward a common goal, the lack of it might sound the warning your company is in trouble. When morale is high in the workplace, everyone collaborates, shows up every day (and on… Read more »

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It’s a sobering and costly statistic for any business. About 33 percent of employees exit their companies—voluntarily or involuntarily—before they have completed their first year. And 22 percent of those are gone within the first six weeks. It’s estimated that losing employees in that first year can cost your company two to three times their… Read more »

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You already know the importance of first impressions. Now that you have been hired, you are once again going to be faced with trying to look good on your first days with a new employer and co-workers. You may be somewhat nervous, and if you’re like most people, you tend to make more mistakes when… Read more »

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If they are to find happiness at work, employees need to be paid fairly, have safe working conditions and feel engaged with the company and their co-workers. But what motivates most workers is having a good relationship with their supervisor. For any manager, the secret to having a productive department is showing respect to everyone… Read more »