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We’re now in the peak of summer temperatures, how do you keep people motivated through the haze and heat? Stay Chilly This might seem like almost a ‘kindergarten’ business rule, but it’s critical and you might be surprised how often it contributes to keeping your employees motivated. Companies that don’t invest in comfortable and livable… Read more »

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We all know that conflict tends to heat up the workplace from time to time. Even the best-run ship will have conflict over many different issues. Here are four of the best strategies good managers can use to improve workplace relationships. 1. The Open-Door Policy Open-door policies are in place for a reason. They help… Read more »

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Many business owners struggle with individuals or groups of people who don’t seem to want to be there, who don’t participate positively in business goals and who create a sour attitude in daily operations. Build A Great Workplace Culture Creating a positive corporate culture is central to many of the goals that business leaders have…. Read more »

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While these questions may be unique, they’re designed to identify the right talent for your organization.  Why Use Unique Interview Questions? Unique interview questions play a good role in an interview. They help to switch things up, and allow job applicants to demonstrate more of their skills and abilities. In a sense, a lot of… Read more »

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In today’s companies, we often counsel top–level managers to be ‘problem solvers.’ But we don’t always define what this means. How do you solve problems and move ahead in any company?   1. Solve for People The majority of workplace problems have to do with the people that are involved in the company. In fact,… Read more »

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What can I do to improve?  It’s a question we should all ask more often. Constructive criticism is essential to professional development. Change is a constant, and smart career professionals are always working to improve themselves, build skills and their experience. Here are some ways that constructive criticism can assist professional development. An Objective Pair… Read more »

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Here are 4 questions companies should consider before adding temporary staffing or expanding their business with new hires. 1. Do You Need Full-Time Staff? Think about whether a set of full-time in-house new hires, or whether temporary workers or contractors could fill in for an interim period of time. Too many smaller businesses make the… Read more »

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Companies that work their employees too hard and disrupt their work/life balance are moving toward the edge of a precipice. At some point, people just won’t take it anymore.  But long before that, work overloads can cause disorganization and other problems. To improve work/life balance, make sure to give your employees the following: 1. Reasonable… Read more »

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Companies that want temporary labor or other staffing services have a lot of options. So, how do they choose partnerships that will support them in the best way possible?   1.  Evaluate A Firm’s Experience Choosing the perfect staffing agency starts with knowing who’s been around for a while. These agencies started their business on… Read more »