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Even with the economy finally on the road to recovery, the job market remains as competitive as it’s ever been. Thanks to historically high levels of unemployment and the ease of finding job postings online among other factors, employers often find themselves inundated with application packages from dozens (if not hundreds) of qualified prospective candidates…. Read more »

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Social media has entered the very fabric of our lives, at work as much as at home. Nowadays, businesses vigorously encourage employees to blog, post, and tweet about their daily workplace activities. Constant updates and brand promotion via social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn has become as much a part of the job… Read more »

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Energizing employees and boosting staff morale can be a challenge for even the most charismatic manager: just look at the plight of The Office’s Michael Scott. A caricature of an office leader, Michael certainly tried very hard to motivate and amuse his staff. He didn’t often succeed, but he was on to something. According to… Read more »

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Whether we are aware of it or not, every organization has its own unique workplace culture. Think of how different it would be to work for a family owned brick-and-mortar business, a sprawling multinational corporation, or a Silicon Valley tech start-up. Within these numerous classes of organization, each individual company will have its own cultural… Read more »

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Information gleaned from social media has become a very important and almost standard part of the employee hiring process. The majority of employers now conduct some form of “online due diligence” when it comes to job candidates. Human resource officers and recruiters can use social pages such as those found on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter… Read more »

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Incentive programs have long been the special province of traditional and permanent employees. But with employment culture growing increasingly fluid and fractured, many companies are finding that the number of their short-term, temporary, or seasonal employees has been rapidly expanding. In general, the old rules don’t apply to this new mercurial workforce, including traditional incentive… Read more »

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In today’s ultra-competitive job market, it isn’t enough just to ace your job interview. Increasingly, it’s become necessary to keep yourself “top of mind” with prospective employers from the moment you submit your resume through final hiring decisions. In other words, you want your name and candidacy to remain front and center throughout the process… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »