Managing the Over and Underachiever

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The secret to effective management is finding the best in each of your employees and using it to everyone’s advantage. This involves leading a myriad of personality types and individuals. The old cliché rings true: It takes all kinds to make a world – or in this case, a workplace. With this in mind, how… Read more »

Reduce Office Stress by Opening Lines of Communication between Coworkers

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In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Regular, open communication between coworkers is critical for workplace success. It strengthens interpersonal relationships, which leads to enhanced job satisfaction, efficiency and engagement. Effective communication builds trust and mutual respect. So how can you… Read more »

Implementing a Summer Dress Code Policy? Here’s How …

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As an employer, you have the right to impose guidelines on employee dress code at your place of business. Regardless of the season, your goal is to maintain a workplace environment that’s professional, comfortable and inclusive for every staff member. Summer business attire, though typically more casual, should exhibit the same level of common sense… Read more »

Making a Difference at Work- And Getting Your Boss to Notice

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How can you step up at work and make impactful positive changes? The more you focus on changing things for the better, the more opportunities you’ll recognize. Start by asking yourself: Who needs help and how can I provide it? Who benefits from what I’m doing? How does what I’m doing impact what the organization… Read more »

Accidents Happen: Are You Prepared?

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Workplace accidents can often be prevented, but even companies with industry-leading safety records can’t escape them entirely. When an incident does occur, respond promptly and effectively. Have a plan in place, conduct a thorough investigation, and do whatever it takes to prevent a recurrence. It’s your number-one priority and most important responsibility. Your Comprehensive Incident… Read more »

Put Your Best Foot Forward with an Excellent Cover Letter

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As a complement to your resume, your cover letter distinguishes you from other candidates and introduces you as the best person for an employer to hire. It’s an opportunity to specifically relate your qualifications to the position and to describe your passion for the job and the hiring organization. Here are some tips for creating… Read more »

The Advantages of Partnering with a Temp Agency

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Should you work with a temporary staffing agency to meet your company’s HR needs? Do you really need that expense or the presence of an outside middleman as you make decisions regarding your most important organizational asset – your employees? You’re probably better off just doing it yourself and utilizing your existing staff and resources…. Read more »

4 Tips for a Successful Middle Management Interview

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According to Harvard Business School professor Theresa Amabile, the most effective middle managers provide clear goals and have a solid understanding of how individual efforts contribute to a company’s success. So, if middle management is the next step in your career, how can you best prepare for your upcoming job interview? Consider these four steps:… Read more »

Four Tips to Improve Your Outdated Resume

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When you first wrote your resume, or had a professional craft it for you, you listened to those “in the know” who told you to review and update it once or twice a year. And, you said to yourself, “I’m going to do just that!” Fast forward five or even 10 years. You’ve been working… Read more »