Need to Bring an Employee Out of Their Shell? Read This.

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Every workforce is comprised of two personality types: introverts and extroverts. Introverted employees tend to be shy in social situations, and not as apt to participate in group discussions. But this doesn’t mean they have nothing to say!   As a manager, it’s a great benefit to your workforce to hear the thoughts and ideas of all…

Should I Connect with People I Don’t Know on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn is a database that includes millions of professionals worldwide. It’s a place to network, but also a place where you can be the victim of spam. In some ways, it’s good to connect with people you don’t know, though it’s important to do a little evaluation before you agree to connect. Remember that every…

Six Ways to Improve Diversity at Your Business

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Many hands make lighter work. And many minds—make brighter ideas! Especially when those minds come from different backgrounds and skill sets. The more diverse your workforce, the wider the range of viewpoints you’ll have within your organization. This can help to drive creativity and innovation through a depth of thoughts and ideas. Ideally, a diverse…

Mistakes to Avoid in Your Job Search

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Finding a new job is not for the faint of heart. It’s no secret it takes plenty of time and lots of patience. From carefully crafting your resume and cover letter, to scouring the internet for job opportunities, to brushing up on your interview technique—you may start to feel worn out even before you land…

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.…

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…

First Impressions are Critical When Looking for a New Job

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The way you present yourself paints a picture in the mind of your interviewer. It helps to establish yourself as professional and on top of your game—also friendly and confident. The first impression you create will stick with someone for long after they’ve met you, so make yours a good one. It will help you…

Five Easy Solutions to Managing Stress on the Job

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Stress is an unavoidable occurrence for many working professionals. Most people encounter challenges and difficult situations that cause your heart rate to increase, your palms to sweat and your mind to spin. In moderation, stress is good—it sends you into a “fight or flight” mode, helping you rise to the occasion and sharpen your focus.…

Important Tips on Why Offering a Competitive Salary Will Help You Keep your Best Workers

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Employing talent at the top of your field gives your business a competitive advantage over others. But if you want the best, you must be able to pay well—or else they’ll move on to something new (or never start with you in the first place). This is especially true if your industry is competitive, and…

How to Ask for Constructive Criticism after an Interview

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It’s very disappointing to get rejected for a potential job. Sometimes, you may know exactly what went wrong during the interview. But other times, you may think you did a great job and aren’t sure why you weren’t hired. During your interview, you will likely be keyed up or even nervous, so things you would…