Atlanta is Ranked in the Top 5 for Job Growth in 2019! What Does This Mean for Your Business Today?

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The city of Atlanta has a strong job market! The city is ranked third, just behind Dallas and Miami, in the nation for year-over-year growth in 2017. The area added 56,000 jobs between 2016 and 2017 and is expected to add another 96,000 by 2021. The jobs mostly fell in the construction industry, then education… Read more »

Set Your Personal SMART Goals for the New Year

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It’s that time of year again, when you reflect on your personal and professional life, assess where you are, and figure out where you want to be at this time next year. By setting goals for your job and career, you’ll have something bigger than your daily tasks to strive for. Just as you’d never… Read more »

What Micromanaging Really Does to a Team

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Most people don’t enjoy having someone watch over their shoulder when they’re trying to work. But many managers do just that—and not with bad intentions. They want to make sure their employees are performing their jobs correctly so they can put the company in the best possible position for success. But there’s a downside. And… Read more »

3 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees This Season

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The holiday season is a time to give and show you care. You’ve probably already thought about gifts for your friends and family, but don’t overlook your employees. Showing your employees you care is more than just being nice, it’s good for the health of your business. When your employees feel appreciated and valued, they’re… Read more »

Improve Your Speaking Techniques to Become a Better Leader

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A good leader needs to speak and speak effectively. Whether it’s in small team meetings, large presentations, or one-on-one meetings, leaders will speak every single day. And you can’t simply lecture to your employees, you have to influence them and motivate them to act in the best interest of your company. Here are some tips… Read more »

6 Ways to Identify the Perfect Candidate From Your Talent Pool

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Hiring personnel are in a constant battle to locate the best person for a job, and too often discover they have made a bad hire. Alas, there’s no perfect formula for hiring a new employee. There are, however, common approaches to picking the ideal candidate out of a group of applicants. Some techniques involve targeted… Read more »

Watch Out for These Warning Signs of Career Burnout

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Working hard and always going the extra mile can get you noticed, but there’s a danger in working as hard all the time: Career burnout. There’s a point at which even the most ambitious professional starts to lose energy. Ignoring this tipping point isn’t just bad for your career, it can also be bad for… Read more »

Why It’s Time to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

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It’s hard to believe, but this generation known as Baby Boomers is retiring at a rapid rate. And in another seven years or so, one-quarter of the population in the United States will be 60 years of age or older! As these Boomers retire, they will be leaving with years of experience and knowledge. That’s… Read more »

Lessons from Seasoned Managers to New Managers

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Newly promoted managers not only encounter a new set of responsibilities but also an assortment of fears and doubts that can make the promotion feel exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. Every new manager faces them and must learn from them. Here are some of those lessons shared by seasoned managers hoping to ease… Read more »

How to Stop Babysitting Your Staff and Start Leading Them

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It’s easy to get into babysitting mode when you’re a manager. You want things to run smoothly, so you try to keep your team happy for the 8-hour workday. You want their cooperation, so you reward them when they show team spirit. All of this is understandable, but if that becomes your management style, you… Read more »