Is Transportation Important When Hiring the Right Candidate?

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Employees with access to reliable transportation can get to work consistently and on time. Of course, this is critical to a candidate being able to perform their job well. A potential hire who reports they do not have reliable transportation could be sending you a red flag they might not be a good hiring choice.…

Tips to Leave a Great First Impression

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Whether you’re at a job interview, on your first day at a new position, or meeting a coworker for the first time—it never hurts to make a good first impression. It’s said that first impressions stick with people the longest and you can maintain a good reputation with those around you when you plan to…

Hiring the Right Candidate, the First Time

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Are you in search of new candidates? If you’re short-staffed or planning to expand your business, you may find yourself in need of additional talent and you may need them yesterday. However, selecting the right candidates for your company is a big decision—your staff directly affects the quality of your product or service, the experience…

Stay Healthy While on the Job

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Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to be healthier? If you’re one of the many who spends 40-plus hours per week at work, your workplace can be a good starting place for a healthier you! That’s because you can make easy changes at work to pave the way to a healthier lifestyle. Your efforts…

Learn a New Skill in the New Year

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As the saying goes, the more you know, the further you go. And with the new year upon us, there’s no time like right now to set new career goals. Learning new skills helps you fill your resume with all the great things you know, and makes you more marketable to hiring managers. Why not…

Top Hiring and Management Posts of 2018

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As the year draws to a close, it’s good to reflect on the highlights of 2018 as you prepare for 2019. As an employer, did you reach your business goals? Q4 is usually the time when companies are putting the finishing touches on their goals for Q1 of the upcoming year. Year-end is a perfect…

2019 Job Outlook in Quincy, IL

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Looking for a new job in Quincy, IL? If you’re in search of work in IT, healthcare or research, the job world just may be your oyster! Following are job titles in hot demand in the Quincy, IL area: * Web developers * Software and applications developers * Computer systems analysts * Operations research analysts…

Hey Coach—Put Me In! Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for a Promotion

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To promote or not to promote? Many of us don’t want to simply tread water in our careers, but move ahead! However, your boss won’t be likely to promote you if they feels you are just barely getting by at your current job. That’s why you need to prove you’re ready, willing and able to…

Employee Recognition Tips

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In this season of giving thanks, don’t forget your employees! They help to keep your business moving along so you can accomplish bigger and better things—now and in the New Year. And if you’re wondering how to recognize your workers, have no fear. You don’t need to get overly fancy to say thanks, and many…

Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?

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Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?   For many of us, the answer to this question is no. Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to accept the status quo. Why? Because getting more than a standard bump up in pay takes gumption. You have to be upfront with your boss and negotiate your pay based on…