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So you’re just starting out in your career and you need to make sure you get off on the right foot. And if you lay the right groundwork, you absolutely will. In fact, there are a lot of things you can do right now that will pay off later on. Here’s how you can plant… Read more »

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It’s Millennial Month! Millennials make great hires for a variety of different reasons—they value the quality of their work, they’re interested in collaboration, and they’re optimists. Thanks to coming of age with social media, they’re used to being honest and genuine and are more than willing to share their opinions. Here are five benefits your… Read more »

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You know that feeling—you bounce out of the interview room with confidence! You know it went well, though you can’t quite put your finger on why. You just feel good about the whole job interview and you’re pretty sure you got the job. Or that you at least impressed them. But there’s always that doubt… Read more »

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Every job search is bound to have it’s barriers and setbacks. After all, it’s an ambitious endeavor and if it were easy, people would be switching jobs all the time, every time they got frustrated at work. And the best ways to get your application and resume noticed is by taking the more challenging route,… Read more »

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Nothing frustrates an employee more than when they’re expected to do something that they have no training for. And as we all know, frustrated employees become disgruntled employees who eventually start looking for new opportunities elsewhere. How can they be expected to perform well when they’re unprepared to do so? Here’s why training is essential… Read more »

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Filling out job applications can be frustrating! There’s no guarantee that you’ll hear back, and sometimes it doesn’t seem worth the effort. You might fill out several dozen applications only to land one or two interviews. In fact, you might not hear back from several of them at all and you wonder whether the online… Read more »

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Effective onboarding is the first step to employee retention. Almost a third of employees have quit a job within the first six months. And 33% knew within the first week of employment whether or not they would stay at their company long-term. So that first impression is key. Studies show that the top reasons employees… Read more »

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Excellent question. A job reference is not something to take lightly. It’s tempting to put your best friend since grade school on there because you know they’ll say glowing things. Or that best friend’s mom—you’ve always been her favorite. But chances are they won’t be able to say much that’s really useful for a hiring… Read more »

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In a world where business trends and technology are constantly changing, it doesn’t take much for your company to become irrelevant. You have to prepare it to adapt to change, so that when the change happens, everyone—including your infrastructure—is ready. When companies become obsolete, it’s usually because they weren’t prepared and weren’t willing to prepare…. Read more »

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Baby boomers have filled a lot of our country’s skilled trade jobs for decades. But as that generation retires, those jobs need to be filled. In fact, 62% of companies are currently struggling to fill important skilled trade positions and almost three-fourths of those companies predict that they’ll have a significant shortfall of those workers… Read more »