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Improving your hiring process starts with understanding the ideal candidate you’re searching for

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Making good hiring matches is critical to the success of your business. It makes the difference between an employee who just gets work done, and one who excels—improving the quality of your output, as a result. Ideal candidates are the types of workers whom employers strive to find and keep on their payroll for the… Read More »

Coping With Job Rejection: What to Do if You DON’T Get the Job

You tried hard at your interview, but you heard back from your recruiter and they decided to go with someone else. This can be frustrating news to hear, especially if you really, really wanted the job. But even still, you need to move on because the best job for you is out there. So what… Read More »

How to Shift Your Morning to Kickstart a Happy and Productive Day

Your mood sets the tone for your day. It can determine if you’re productive and whistling while you work—or grumbly and dragging your feet. If given the choice, why not start your day off right? You can take small steps to adjust your perspective each morning and set yourself up for a good mood. And… Read More »

Does your workday need an on/off switch to better manage your work/life balance?

Technology is great, but it makes work really hard to leave at the office. Still, “unplugging” is necessary for work/life balance—because if you keep answering calls or checking emails once you’re home, you’re still technically working. Even if you aren’t tied to a device, it can be difficult to wind down after work and focus on your… Read More »

Do you need to wear a suit to an interview for a general labor position?

To suit up or not to suit up? As you prepare for your interview, one of the things on your mind is undoubtedly what to wear. After all, you want to make a good impression during your interview, and one of the best ways is by looking sharp and pulled together. But should this include wearing a suit? To… Read More »

Three ways to help a coworker who might be struggling with challenges outside of work

At work, you may get to know other employees pretty well, bond and even become friends. You might spend time with them outside the office at work events, or even meet their family. Forming a personal connection with someone will make you feel closer to them—so when they’re going through a difficult time at home, it can feel natural to want to help.… Read More »

How much should you share about your personal life during an interview?

Stories are memorable, and memorable is something you want to be during your interview. It’s important to make a connection with your interviewer, which can make it more likely for you to receive a job offer. To do this, you may feel encouraged to share personal details of your life—especially if you’ve struck up a conversation with… Read More »

What’s Your Story? How to Develop the Perfect Elevator Pitch to Land a Job

An elevator pitch is a perfect resource to have in your “tool box.” You never know when you’ll be face-to-face with someone who could help you in your career—and you need a way to introduce yourself. Your elevator pitch is a short but direct introduction (no longer than 30-60 seconds) to use when you bump into someone with whom you… Read More »

How to Have a Difficult Conversation About Work Performance with a Challenging Employee

One of your many roles as a manager is to keep harmony in the workplace. When one employee isn’t pulling their fair share of the workload, it can be upsetting to other hard-working members of your workforce. When this happens, you need to have a conversation with the slacking employee—and this already-awkward conversation can be… Read More »

Five Ways to Squash Workplace Negativity

Into every workplace a little negativity will sometimes fall. Though a blend of personalities and viewpoints will ultimately make your company culture stronger, it stands to reason that not everyone will see eye-to-eye all the time. This is a perfectly normal occurrence when people work together, and it’s how you handle it as a manager that makes all the difference.    How… Read More »