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For many businesses, the busy season means longer hours, more customers, and an increased workload for everyone involved. Of course, the timing of this season can change, depending on your industry.   For example, tax professionals are swamped mid-January. Recreation companies are inundated with orders in June and July. Most retailers are smacked around by… Read more »

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According to the American Staffing Association, over the course of a year, staffing companies hire more than 15 million temporary and contract employees for a variety of industries, including industrial, clerical, managerial and scientific.   More than 76 percent of these employees work full time for companies that prefer to outsource the complex and expensive… Read more »

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In our competitive market, retaining top talent is more important than ever before. A whopping 51 percent of employees are looking to leave their jobs, and the cost of replacement is staggering. Recent estimates place turnover prices at $45,000 to $150,000 per employee.   To avoid losing money and talent, employers want to know: What… Read more »

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Every company has positions that experience high turnover and take forever to fill. Some work is simply undesirable, especially in such a competitive market. Fortunately, there are ways to fill these empty spots on your payroll.   Here are six of our favorites:   Use Social Media   Create social media accounts on platforms like… Read more »

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In any work environment, consistent communication between managers and employees is essential for success. Speaking with your staff individually, through one-on-ones, is perhaps the most beneficial method of communication. Veteran leaders swear by these meetings, which allow for timely feedback and constructive criticism without fear or anxiety.   There’s little doubt that managers should invest… Read more »

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There’s no question that being a manager is difficult. Managers spend countless hours attending meetings, designing presentations and understanding data. As a manager, you are responsible for the well-being and career progression of your employees. These responsibilities, among others, can seem overwhelming.   Being a successful manager requires patience and strong leadership abilities, not to… Read more »

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Most people make the mistake of taking a job they dislike at least once. Sometimes it’s due to people not asking the right questions before starting, and other times the job simply isn’t a good fit. Knowing what you want to do is a good first step. Here are three more that’ll help you land… Read more »

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When you decide to begin looking for a job, you may become inundated with completing applications, updating your resume and perfecting your cover letter. In the process, you may forget that you have a LinkedIn profile, or that you haven’t updated it in a lengthy time. Or, you may not know exactly how to complete… Read more »

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Building your professional network can be a challenging endeavor. Most high schools and colleges fail to teach students how to develop networking skills. Even after you get a job, it’s important to continue marketing yourself and building your professional connections.   Here are the most important do’s and don’ts of professional networking.   The Do’s… Read more »

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Job interviews are all about making great first impressions. Even with a stellar resume, if you don’t do well in the interview, chances are, you’ll end up being forgotten. By making a great first impression, your application ends up with a higher rating, which in turn, increases the likelihood of getting a follow-up interview and… Read more »