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As a business owner or manager, you can appreciate your employees’ desire to get ahead by taking on more responsibilities and dedicating more hours to their jobs. After all, they are living the American dream of climbing that ladder of success. But it’s crucial that you remind them that those same dreams can end up… Read more »

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You already know that creative job postings are an important part of attracting the best talent to your business. But are you sure your advertising isn’t inadvertently isolating one section of the community? Of course, you’re looking for the best fit for the open position, but you also want to encourage applications from all candidates… Read more »

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Creating a company culture based on the values and initiatives that you believe in is the most important way to create an environment where your current employees stay and potential new employees want to work. Below are expert ways to make changes – sometimes tough ones – to your company culture that last and improve… Read more »

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Good leaders successfully manage their teams every day, but great leaders empower their teams on a daily basis. Treating your team with respect is one thing, but giving them the trust and freedom to grow and become leaders themselves is another. Make the most of your team by empowering them every day. Listen There is… Read more »

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Once upon a time, most employers bought into the theory that fearful workers were productive workers. Hold their jobs over their heads, and they’ll work like crazy to save them. Then, somewhere along the line, some forward-thinking manager (or maybe it was a psychologist) realized that fear is not the best motivator, and scared employees… Read more »

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Goal Setting

Have you set your goals for 2018? We’re not talking about those New Year’s resolutions here. You know those half-hearted promises you make each January that are usually abandoned and forgotten by mid-February. Those are things you wish you could do but they rarely turn into goals. This year, take another approach. Sit down and… Read more »

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It doesn’t matter if you’re bringing a new employee on board or preparing a current employee for a new job or assignment, your job as a leader is to ensure success for that individual.  And success means having an employee who is both productive and enthusiastic. For this to happen, there will need to be… Read more »

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No matter how secure or happy you feel at your present job, there’s always the chance that you won’t feel either of those in the future. Downsizing, a change in management, or any number of reasons could mean that you’ll be searching for new work in 2018. If it’s your choice, leave on good terms… Read more »

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A low unemployment rate is welcome news for everyone. Well, almost everyone. If you happen to be an employer looking for qualified workers during low unemployment, you might experience a shortage of applicants. And with the national unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent in October—and some regions seeing even lower rates—there will be stiff competition… Read more »

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Looking for your first job? You’re probably finding out it’s not easy being the new kid on the block. You can’t entice recruiters with your experience because you haven’t gained any yet. You can’t get referrals from past employers or co-workers for the same reason. So how do you connect and establish relationships with recruiters… Read more »