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The Cost of a Bad Hire

March 15, 2019

If you’ve ever picked the wrong person to join your organization, you know this can be an expensive mistake. But, exactly how much does a bad hire cost? Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, famously stated bad hires had cost his company “well over $100 million.” (Forbes, 2016) As for the actual dollar value for your business,…

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What to Do When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

March 8, 2019

For better or worse, your boss has enormous influence over you. A boss can make you love or hate your job and either guide or disrupt your career path. So, what should you do when your boss drives you crazy? Stop ComplainingThis is easier said than done. After all, keeping a list of all the…

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How to Spot a Job Hopper in the Interview

March 1, 2019

You hired someone you thought would make a great employee, but within a few months, you receive the dreaded two weeks’ notice. Oh no! What happened? Did you unwittingly fall for a serial job hopper? Identifying job hoppers may seem easy. Simply toss any resumes where # of jobs > # of years in a…

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Tips for Approaching the Counter Offer

February 22, 2019

You received a fantastic offer for a new job. You are ready to set off on a new adventure. And then, you get a counteroffer. Suddenly, your final decision is not so final. Should You Stay or Should You Go? Before making a choice, carefully consider your options. Don’t simply jump at the chance to…

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Help Your Employees Fall in Love With Their Jobs

February 15, 2019

Often companies make the mistake of overlooking their most valuable resource … their employees. And, studies show, happy employees are more productive employees. So, what’s the secret to helping your workers fall in love with their jobs? Here are top tips from three management experts. Inspire Your People – Simon Sinek Organizational consultant and bestselling…

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Common Tough Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

February 8, 2019

Even under the best circumstances, job interviews are stressful. And then, just as things seem to be going well, your interviewer throws out one of those questions. Don’t panic. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can do this. Here are tips and tricks for successfully answering three of the most common tough…

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High Turnover? Try These Ideas.

February 1, 2019

Turnover happens. Employees retire, take new jobs, leave for personal reasons or sometimes, unfortunately, are asked to move on. At low levels, turnover can be healthy. New employees bring innovative ideas and fight off complacency.  However, excessively high turnover can undermine the stability and profitability of any organization. What should you do if you suspect…

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Are Your Employees Burnt Out?

January 25, 2019

The term burnout first appeared in the work of American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s. Fifty years later, job burnout continues to be linked with health problems in workers and lower productivity and higher turnover in businesses. (CNBC, 2018) What can your organization do to counteract these negative effects? How to Identify Burnout The…

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How to Stand Out on the Phone Interview

January 18, 2019

You received an invitation for a phone interview. You probably are excited and relieved, because after all, it’s not as serious as a real interview. But, hold on. Phone interviews are as important as in-person interviews. Many companies use them to prescreen candidates. If you want to move on, you need to ace this opportunity.…

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4 Ways to Interview for Teamwork Skills

January 11, 2019

Strong team players benefit any organization. But, how do you effectively evaluate teamwork skills throughout the interview process? Use these four inquiries to hire better employees. What does teamwork mean to you? Although most companies agree teamwork is important, they fail to consider the nature of teamwork can vary significantly from one organization to the…

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