Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever
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Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever

Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever

by Maeghan Ouimet Music might be good for productivity, but headphones may be doing more harm than good for your team. According to a Harvard Business Review report, most young people in the workforce wear headphones–and as a result, cut themselves off from their surrounding environment. Anne Kreamer, author of the book It’s Always Personal: … Read More

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace
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Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

by Ron Ashkenas Respect towards others should be standard behavior in the workplace, regardless of role, rank, or reputation. But as companies have become more virtual, global, and stressed out, this assumption can break down unless we focus on it more explicitly. Let me explain. In the not-too-distant past, the majority of work was conducted … Read More

Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?
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Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?

Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?

by Elizabeth Grace Saunders When you feel like you’re just one e-mail away from failure at work, it can seem ludicrous to take your eyes off of what you believe absolutely needs to get done to consider what you might regret in the future. The amount of demands coming at you feels so crushing and … Read More

10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran
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10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran

10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran

by Jeremy Bender Companies take note: hiring a veteran of the U.S. Military comes with a host of benefits. A number of Quora users responded to the question “What are the advantages of hiring someone who has been in the U.S. Military?” Of the responders, retired Marine sergeant and current hiring manager Jon Davis outlined ten … Read More

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone
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The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

by Ian Mills When hiring for a position you are naturally focused on assessing candidates based on what you want and need and what is best for the business, but if you fail to thoroughly address what is best for the individual who is applying you are exposing yourself to one of the biggest errors of … Read More

Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence
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Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence

by Muriel Maignan Wilkins In my ten years as an executive coach, I have never had someone raise his hand and declare that he needs to work on his emotional intelligence. Yet I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from people that the one thing their colleague needs to work on is emotional … Read More

How To Rock the First 90 Days of a Job
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How To Rock the First 90 Days of a Job

How To Rock the First 90 Days of a Job

by Guy Kawasaki There are two components to getting off to a great start on a new job: what to avoid and what to accomplish. This post explains both components. First, there are four ways to blow it. They form the acronym LAST: Lazy people show up for work on time or late. Hardworking people … Read More

3 Ways to Jump-start a New Employee’s Productivity
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3 Ways to Jump-start a New Employee’s Productivity

3 Ways to Jump-start a New Employee’s Productivity

by Dan Finnigan We hear all the time that onboarding has a huge impact on employee retention. In fact, research shows that employees who participate in strong onboarding programs are 69% more likely to stay with a company up to three years. And that’s an important statistic–particularly in this day and age, when frequent job … Read More

10 Things You Should Never Do to Get a Job
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10 Things You Should Never Do to Get a Job

10 Things You Should Never Do to Get a Job

by Suzanne Lucas Job-hunting experts constantly give advice on networking. Connecting with people you’ve worked with in the past and meeting new people can be the best way to find a new job, find new people to hire, and build your client base. It’s a critical skill, and many of us need to be better at it. But sometimes, … Read More

A Message For Employers: 5 Ways A Search Professional Will Improve Your Hiring
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A Message For Employers: 5 Ways A Search Professional Will Improve Your Hiring

A Message For Employers: 5 Ways A Search Professional Will Improve Your Hiring

by Kurt Rakos The first weeks of 2015 have seen a plethora of warnings to employers about the imminent scarcity of talent. All predictions suggest that companies will find it increasingly difficult to recruit qualified candidates. Traditional hiring solutions such as job boards and LinkedIn are likely to attract active jobseekers, not the talent that … Read More