Identify Performance Problems in the Workplace

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Workplace performance issues rarely fix themselves. Ideally, you need to identify them before they magnify into major problems. At the very least, you need to reel them in, bringing employees and teams back to maximum productivity. Causes of Underperformance When considering how to rectify poor performance, begin by identifying its underlying causes. This will help… Read more »

How to Have a Successful Career in 2018

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There’s a good reason why January is the busiest job search month of the year. Companies tend to be hiring, and for many people, it’s time to take stock in their lives and consider a new direction. Most people change jobs 10 to 15 times during their working lives. There’s no reason you have to… Read more »

Follow These Steps to Simplify Your Hiring Process

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The average time it takes to fill an open position is about 42 days – up from just 25 days a few years ago. Due to the ease with which anyone can now apply for a job, the volume of potential candidates for most roles has increased substantially – and with this increase has come… Read more »

The Importance of Investing in Employee Satisfaction

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It should come as no surprise that happy employees are more productive. Research continues to support this fact, including a study of more than 700 workers conducted by the University of Warwick. It showed that happy employees were 12 percent more productive than their counterparts, while unhappy employees were 10 percent less productive. In other… Read more »

When is the Right Time to Promote an Employee?

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As a manager, it’s part of your job to identify and groom the next generation of leaders within your company. You may have a good idea of what an employee’s next step should be, but how do you determine exactly when to promote them? If you act too soon, an individual may be overwhelmed by… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring the Right Receptionist

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Skilled receptionists are in high demand, and the best candidates don’t stay in the job market for long.  And because they are often the first point of contact with your customers, you don’t want to settle when it comes to filling this position. Follow these tips to ensure you find the right combination of experience… Read more »

Red Flags to Look for at a Job Interview

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Deciding whether to accept a job offer, or proceed to the next level of a company’s hiring process, is up to you. During an interview, remember: You are evaluating an employer just as much as they are evaluating you. Keep Your Eyes Open Pay close attention during your interview, not just to the verbal messages… Read more »

How Employees Benefit From Continuous Training

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Effective training should start on day one of an employee’s tenure at your company and become successive as a person grows within the organization. The short-term expense is well worth the long-term gains, as you develop satisfied, qualified, productive workers. Recent research showed that 40 percent of employees who received poor training left their jobs… Read more »

Why You Should Allow Your Co-Workers to Give You a Peer Review

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A recent study showed that less than half (45 percent) of workers felt their annual reviews were a fair representation of their work performance. Only 37 percent said their managers provided accurate feedback. When you’re seeking the full picture of your performance, don’t just look up the organizational chart – but also look right, left,… Read more »

Are You Allowing Your Employees to Take Enough Time Off?

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Keeping your employees happy, focused and productive is vital to the success of your business. And today, people view benefits – including paid vacation – as being just as important as salary when it comes to where they work. It’s time that every employer got smart about the critical need to offer work/life balance to… Read more »