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Unsure about bringing on a temporary employee? If you’re in need of additional staffing, but not sure what your next step should be, a temp worker might be a perfect fit.   Four advantages of hiring temp workers  If you’re looking for extra hands during a busy season or for a special project, consider hiring a temp for the… Read more »

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Nervous about your upcoming presentation? Don’t feel bad—it’s more common than you may think! Many people fear speaking in front of others. You may be afraid you’ll come across as unprepared or insincere, forget what you’d like to say or make a mistake. But remember this—your willingness to undertake this task in the first place is impressive! Not everyone says yes when… Read more »

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Simply put—you can’t run a workplace without employees! Attendance is important to get the job done, and when your workers call off frequently, it leads to decreased morale for the rest of your staff as they pick up the slack. Frequent absences can lead to staffing holes, “skeleton crews,” and even burnout and turnover. Long… Read more »

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In a perfect world, everyone would love their job—with every shift spent happily engaged in fulfilling work, alongside people you love working with. But unfortunately, not every work situation is ideal, and you may reach a point when it’s time to move on.   What happens when the situation is negative?  Let’s say you’ve decided your… Read more »

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It happens to the best of us. Sunday evening rolls around and the anxiety starts to set in. The fun and relaxation of the weekend quickly draws to a close and the onslaught of emails, phone calls, meetings and more starts to creep closer.   No, it isn’t fun when the weekend ends. But Mondays can be more… Read more »

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Your employees aren’t working as volunteers, so the subject of pay does come up—often once a year. Many employers award workers annual pay bumps based on the cost of living increases. Beyond that, performance-based raises are an incentive to work hard and can be incredibly motivating to your employees. If you decide to award performance-based raises, you’ll need… Read more »

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When you’re in search of your next job, it’s important to stand out. And you can do this by writing an on-point resume. It needs to be relevant to the job to which you’re applying, plus authentically you—and you can make this happen when you follow a few key tips.   Getting Started  Let’s face it—putting together… Read more »

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A first interview is basically a meet-and-greet with a potential candidate. You want to get a feel for how well they’d fit into the position with the company. You can learn a lot by asking the right questions.   Help the Candidate Open Up  You’ll get the best impression of a candidate if you give them a… Read more »

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Your reputation in the marketplace matters. It’s an integral part of your employee recruitment strategy. We’ve all heard tales of company cultures with no cap on PTO, ping pong tables in the breakroom, and “pet therapy” in the office—and the public’s general opinion of these companies is positive! But beyond exceptional and sometimes outlandish perks,… Read more »

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Congratulations on your new job! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and it’s time for a little celebration—but don’t take too long reveling in your accomplishment. Once you’ve started at your new job, it’s time to start the next phase of your hard work, and take a few steps to ensure your future success.   Five… Read more »