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Technology is Changing

How Technology is Changing the Retail Customer Experience

The customer experience provided by retailers has advanced considerably over the past few years. This article looks at the most popular trends and the newer, emerging technologies that are likely to gain traction in the near future. We then look at four of the technologies customers have come to appreciate in their interactions with retail…
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Make room for exceptional talent

Make Room for Exceptional Talent

Recruitment is often seen as a task carried out when there are specific vacancies that need filling. However, this view can mean you lose out on exceptional talent. This post suggests some ways you can benefit from top candidates even when you have no vacancies. Think of hiring as a process, not a series of…
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How to Stay Sharp and be Successful by Disconnecting

How to Stay Sharp and be Successful by Disconnecting

Many articles on business performance and leadership development focus on the role of technology. From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, every day we read about new ways for businesses to improve their performance and profit margins. This article has a different focus. While acknowledging…
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Importance of a Well Written Job Description

Importance of a Well Written Job Description

A well written job description can save a hiring manager hours during the hiring process. If the description is written correctly and thoroughly, it will weed out those who are not qualified and will answer questions interested candidates typically have. If you seem to have trouble finding quality hires, you may want to look at…
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Becoming a Great Networker

Becoming a Great Networker

Job hunting in today’s market requires various skills, one of which is networking. When done properly, it can make a positive impact on your career. However, the opposite can also be true. Bad networking can ruin your reputation. Here are some suggestions on becoming a successful networker. Become the “regular” of your networking group. Showing…
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Managing Underperforming Teams

Managing Underperforming Teams

A disengaged or unfocused team can cause a productivity breakdown in any business. The job of a manager is to decipher the underlying issues and get the team or individual employees back on track. When managing these underperforming people, here are some things to consider: Get to Know your Employees – Whether you are having difficulty…
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How A Pre-Employment Screening Can Affect You

How A Pre-Employment Screening Can Affect You

Employment screening used to refer to checking your references. While companies will almost certainly check your personal references, there are also other types of employment screening with which you may not be familiar. Being prepared for potential employers to look much deeper into your background than just references is very important. Criminal History Screening – Criminal…
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Working with Unmotivated Employees

Working with Unmotivated Employees

very company has them…..employees who are working as a means to an end. They aren’t the productive, over achieving worker you hoped, but more the type who does just enough to get by. Often times, these types of employees can bring an entire team down with their lack of enthusiasm for their job. Addressing this…
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working with a recruiter

Working with a Recruiter

Searching for employment on your own can become a difficult and arduous task. As time passes, you might ask yourself if working with a recruiter could increase your chances of landing a new job. In order for them to do the best possible job, there are a few things you need know. Trust your recruiter,…
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Modern Methods that Bring in New Talent

Modern Methods that Bring in New Talent

In the past ten years, there has been a significant change in the way both internal and external recruiters search for new talent. To reach the next generation of job seekers, companies need to think outside the box when posting positions. Here are few ways for organizations to consider finding that perfect hire. Social Media –…
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Phone Interviews: More than meets the Ear

Phone Interviews: More than meets the Ear

Your resume is flawless, your cover letter impeccable and your credentials have earned you an interview; a phone interview, that is. Many companies are now using this method of interviewing to decide if a candidate is worth spending the time and money to get to know better and some even use it for final interviews.…
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Why Human Capital Is Your Company’s Greatest Asset

Why Human Capital Is Your Company’s Greatest Asset

Human capital is an asset consisting of the knowledge and skills held by a person that can be used by an organization to advance its goals. Many companies don’t understand why human capital is such an asset to their company. To ignore the importance of this asset is to risk moving your company forward. While machines,…
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Multi Tasking

What’s Killing Your Productivity?

One goal of any organization is to increase revenue. In order to do that, companies need to be productive. Therefore, attention needs to be given in hiring individuals who can be consistently productive, contributing to the success of their organization. There are several factors that contribute to keeping your workers productive. This article will take…
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Teambuilding

Importance of Team Building

Team building activities are some of the most useful ways to form a trusting, cohesive environment in the workplace; they are also frequently overlooked and underutilized. Organizations could significantly improve the culture and day to day working of their team members, by investing time and resources in strengthening their relationships. The following are just a…
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How to Use LinkedIn Effectively

How to Use LinkedIn Effectively

LinkedIn has become one of the biggest social media sites when looking for careers and quality candidates. This could be a great vehicle to help you land your dream job or it could also be what causes you to lose it. Here are some tips to help your LinkedIn profile characterize you as the professional…
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How to Avoid Mismanaging Your Employees

How to Avoid Mismanaging Your Employees

Though many people overlook this part of a manager’s job description, talent retention is a big part it. Keeping quality hires should be on the minds of supervisors on a daily basis. Study after study shows the top reasons employees leave their jobs are due to variables that can be controlled by proper management. Whether…
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How to Communicate Effectively During an Interview

How to Communicate Effectively During an Interview

A well thought out resume is the first step to making a great impression on a potential employer. Having the right experience, education, and references help your resume get noticed and in turn, help you land an interview. However, the way you communicate during that interview, goes a long way in supporting the credentials you…
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Interview Questions to Help Find Quality Hires

Interview Questions to Help Find Quality Hires

Interview questions need to be developed so the answers provide a company the necessary information to decide if the potential hire will be a good fit. The candidate’s job experience, background, interpersonal skills and professionalism all need to be revealed during the interview. If the right questions aren’t asked, you could miss out on valuable…
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