What Is Your Cost Per Hire?

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To maintain a manageable staffing budget, you need a clear understanding of your staffig costs. And you can do this by calculating cost per hire for new workers you bring on board.  How to calculate your cost to hire per employee  This is a fairly easy, but valuable process. Follow these steps:  Tally all the…

Three Effective Tips to Manage Employee Conflict

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Differing points of view add to a well-rounded workforce. However, it’s inevitable that employees will disagree and argue from time to time. It’s the nature of different people from different backgrounds working together under the same roof. So when your employees aren’t getting along, what should you do? Three ways to manage employee disagreements As…

Tricks to Help Make Your Meetings More Efficient and Productive

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Employees are busy people! With full schedules of tasks and daily demands, meetings can eat up lots of valuable time. To be sure you’re spending your staff’s time wisely, it helps to follow a few meeting best practices. Six pathways to better meetings To get everyone through a meeting and back to their workday, consider…

Three Keys to Managing Stress at Work

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Stress can be good in small doses. Short-term stress actually helps propel you into motion and get things done. But when stress is ongoing over long periods of time, you can run into health problems. Chronic stress can lead to poor sleep, unhealthy eating habits, increased blood pressure, depression and much more. The bottom line…

Four Questions You Must Ask Your Interviewer

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An interview is just as important for you as for your potential employer. Why? Because it’s a learning process where you can find out all you need to know about a job. In a way, you’re interviewing the hiring manager just as much as she is interviewing you. Four key questions to ask During your…

Which Format is Best for Your Resume? Skills Based vs. Traditional

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When you’re looking for a job, how you format your resume can have a significant impact on whether you get the job. But deciding whether to use a skills-based or a traditional resume format can be challenging. How do you know which format is best to highlight your experience? Let’s looks at what each format…

Questions to Expect in an Administrative Assistant Job Interview

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  Congratulations, you’ve made it through the initial application process, and you’ve booked an interview. You’re one step closer to landing your dream job as an administrative assistant. To help you present your best self, we’ve compiled a list of some questions to expect in an administrative assistant job interview. Time Management As an administrative…

What Can You Do When Your Co-Worker Is Annoying?

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At one time or another, we’ve all experienced the annoying co-worker. You know the one we’re talking about – someone who’s overly chatty, too arrogant or just plain lazy. Even though you’re laid back and easy going, they get under your skin. Ready to climb the walls of your cubicle just to get away from…

Create the Perfect LinkedIn Connection Request

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  When it comes to building your personal network, nothing compares to LinkedIn for ease and accessibility. But how do you reach out to someone you’ve met only once or twice? Or maybe someone you don’t know at all? Don’t Send A Blank LinkedIn Connection Request When you send a connection request, LinkedIn provides a…

Maintain a Positive Attitude to Keep Your Team Operating at a High Level

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While many of us say we work at our jobs because we need the money, the reality of why we stay in any given job has a deeper meaning: we like the people and care about the work we do. But even the most enthusiastic among us can become discouraged from time to time, and…