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You might not be aware of the toll that absenteeism and the relatively new term presenteeism (working while sick) are taking on your business. But the reduced output that results from lost productivity and the time spent addressing the issue can add up quickly. Consider these statistics: The amount of productivity from employee absenteeism and… Read more »

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Those words from Porgy and Bess sum up our feelings for that time of year when everything seems to slow down. Your workers are preoccupied with an endless list of activities that these warm sunny days make possible: Vacations, golf, yard work, just to name a few. While everyone… Read more »

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The job interview is coming to a close, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions. It’s a mistake not to ask any. Doing so could be interpreted as being unprepared or indifferent — and that’s not how you want to be seen. This is your opportunity to find out if you will fit… Read more »

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You might be a boss today, but it’s almost a sure thing you didn’t start out as one. Can you remember what is was like to work for someone else? You probably had multiple bosses before you moved up the ladder. Some were memorable for being reasonable and understanding. One or two might have even… Read more »

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It’s well known that getting a phone interview is a critical first step in the direction of getting your next job. It signifies that the hiring manager perceives you as a possible fit for the position. But it also means that there are others who have made it through the initial rounds of screening and… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the concept of machines being able to complete tasks in a way that humans would consider “smart.” To some, it brings visions of robots ruling the planet with human slaves, but for now, the reality is much more benign. In the world of recruiting, AI is assisting hiring managers and recruiters… Read more »

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Is your Human Resources department undermining your company’s efforts to find the most talented candidates? Although that may sound ridiculous, it does happen. Your HR people might be making decisions and taking actions that are causing highly-qualified applicants to turn down your company’s offers. These are experienced candidates who could add substantial value to your… Read more »

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Your friends can be a valuable source for professional networking. They usually have connections that are different from yours: They probably work for another company in a separate industry, maybe in a unique location. Your friends could open up an array of new connections that might aid you in advancing your career. Plus, they know… Read more »

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Successful companies have a culture, and their culture becomes part of their identity. After your business obtains an identity, all sorts of positive things begin to happen — it becomes infused with enthusiasm and morale increases. In a work atmosphere that is now dominated by the millennial generation, having a corporate culture is vital to… Read more »

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You’re one of those unfortunate workers who has lost a job to a down economy or downsizing. Now you’re free to look for your next opportunity anywhere or anytime. So, you update your resume and start searching. That’s one scenario. Here’s an even more common one: You’re looking for another job while still working. There… Read more »