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The rule of thumb for hiring managers and HR professionals is to always hire the most qualified person for a job opening.   And while that’s still true, companies that can spot high-potential, but underqualified applicants can gain a serious competitive advantage.   To be clear, there’s a difference between unqualified and underqualified. An unqualified… Read more »

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If you’re currently in search of a new job, you know how much work it takes. Job hunting can be a full-time job in itself! So once you’ve located a job you’re interested in and gotten called for an interview—you want to take all possible steps to be their number one candidate. So what can… Read more »

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Are you feeling the burn lately with your current job? Burnout is all too common, and the consequences are a lack of productivity and passion for what you do. You might find it difficult to get started in the morning and even more difficult to focus during the workday. You might also find yourself with… Read more »

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Being a successful leader in any field is essential for keeping a company running smoothly. When employees have an example to follow, one that shows them the core goals and tone of the business, a company is more likely to bring forth high-quality leads and profits, not to mention provide a positive contribution toward the… Read more »

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While most people don’t realize it, the light industrial jobs market provides numerous benefits for job seekers. Taking a light industrial job may even offer certain benefits for those who may not necessarily be seeking a career in the field. The use of technology and communication skills in light industrial capacities can develop certain characteristics… Read more »

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of almost all workplaces in 2020, society was plunged into an unplanned experiment in working from home.   Two-and-a-half years later, employers nationwide have created new working norms that acknowledge that flexible work is no longer a temporary pandemic response but a new way of looking at the modern working world.  … Read more »

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Searching for the best candidates to fill your open positions is not only time-consuming, but expensive. In fact research has shown that the average cost per hire comes to $4,700 per person – taking 36 to 42 days to fill a position on average. That’s a lot of time and money – especially if hiring managers will… Read more »

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It’s been said that people would rather die than have to speak in public. While that’s pretty extreme, the National Institute of Mental Health has stated that being afraid to speak in public is one of the most common phobias, with roughly 75% of people suffering from “glossophobia” – the fear of public speaking.  … Read more »

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  It’s not just you. Those Zoom meetings that seemed like a good idea during the pandemic have morphed into business as usual.   And studies have shown that the unintended consequences are that “Zoom Fatigue” is now common for millions of workers.   To be clear, this is not a knock on Zoom or… Read more »

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Dealing with Employee Burnout

Most of us go through periods in our lives when we feel a strong urge to put off work, avoid responsibilities or act in ways that are not consistent with our own values. Your environment often shapes the way you behave during these times—and there are certain things, such as unpleasant mental states, distractions in… Read more »