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New Employees Feeling Lost?

            Management Tips: 4 Ways to Improve Your Onboarding Approach When onboarding a new hire, as a manager you have an opportunity to set the stage in leading and supporting a healthy, productive employee. This new position represents a major life change for your new hire, who is sure to […]

Quiz: How Well Do You Motivate Others?

Pay, praise and promotions may have some effect on motivation levels in the workplace. But these three Ps pale in comparison to more personal factors, such as the Top 5 of the oft-cited research by Rewick and Lawler: job challenge, accomplishing something worthwhile, learning new things, developing skills and abilities, and autonomy. Take this Self-Quiz, […]

The Changing Job Search

As it goes, time changes all things, and with a moving technology in the modern world, the job search is no different. Here are a few ways in which your typical job search is changing. You’re being Googled. Recruiters are utilizing search and social media sites like Google, Linkedin, and even Facebook to get a […]

Remaining Positive During the Hunt

The job search process can be a tedious and even discouraging one; nobody enjoys the “Thanks for your interest but…” e-mail response, or awaiting a call back that doesn’t come after sending out a strong resume. These things can make even the most tenacious job-hunter lose steam. Here are a few things to remember that […]

Managing a Difficult Employee

Difficult employees come in all forms but none are so frustrating as the brilliant employee who is impossible to work with. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously said, “Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high.” And we agree. Such an employee creates a conundrum for managers, but learning to draw out […]

Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading their siren song of…Spring cleaning. Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities […]

Why Use an Outside Recruiter?

The traditional means of finding new employees is something many companies prefer to do. There are perks, however, to using an external recruiter to do the hunting on behalf of your HR or management department. Recruiters Live to Recruit Hiring managers and HR reps a lot of work to do that is completely separate from […]

Horrible Bosses!

These three habits are sure to make you a drag to work for. Could you be one of these horrible bosses? Horrible Boss One: The Micro-Manager. A micromanager is not really a manager. A manager is someone who can properly hire, train, motivate, and delegate responsibility with quantifiable success factors; there would be no purpose […]

So, What Do You Know About Our Company?

It is an inevitable question during your interview. It helps your interviewer to discern whether or not you have put forethought into your application for their specific vacancy, or if they are one of hundreds of applications that you can no longer keep track of. Knowing some key details about the employer you are interviewing […]

A Few Tips For Requesting a Pay Raise

Asking for a raise can be tricky and stressful. Here are a few things to remember that can boost your confidence in a salary re-negotiation. First, you need to develop a negotiation mindset. Remember that turnover costs a company more than keeping an employee and offering that employee regular raises. It is probably in your […]