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How Employees Can Safely Return to Work

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How employees can safely return to work

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the economic and social landscape permanently. We may never know the full extent of these effects until years down the road. It has become clear that the situation will be ongoing; life must go on in spite of it. While many companies are switching to a full time work […]

Tips for Conducting an Online Interview

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Tips for Conducting an Online Interview

Even before the pandemic, many companies were conducting interviews – or at least parts of them – remotely, either via telephone or video call software like Zoom or Skype. Online interviews are imperative now, but even when we’re all working together again, they’re a great tool for: Narrowing down a large pool of candidates without […]

How to Crush Your Online Interviews

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How to crush your online interviews

Online interviews are becoming more common, a trend that began even before COVID-19 locked us down worldwide. As we adjust to working from, we find ourselves often dealing with kids or animals in the background. However, an interview is a different story. Just like in a regular interview, you need to put your best foot […]

Delegating Does Not Equal Laziness

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delegating is not laziness

Effective supervision requires a clear knowledge of the goal your office is working towards, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your employees. You need to know that if you give a job to your staff members that it won’t overburden them or that it’s not complex beyond their abilities. The main thing to […]

How to Be an Effective Delegator

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How to Be an Effective Delegator

Supervisors are sometimes perceived as not doing any work themselves, leaving everything important to their employees. While this can be true, for people who care about their business and their subordinates, proper supervisory work requires delegation. You cannot be expected to do all of the high-level work expected of you while also doing day-to-day duties […]

What to Do with Critical Feedback

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What to do with critical feedback

When you’re provided with an evaluation of your performance or those of your subordinates, that feedback is pure opportunity. Utilizing this information you can: Update job descriptions Give direction on how employees can improve Move staff around to jobs that better suit their needs Utilizing critical feedback is an essential part of working for a […]

Critical Feedback is Beneficial for Everyone

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critical feedback is beneficial for everyone

Getting chastised at work is hardly ever fun, and being the person delivering the criticism is rarely a good time, either. Really, it’s an awkward encounter for both parties. Depending on the business or how your office is run, the first time you get feedback about your performance might also be the last, as some […]

How To Thrive in the New Normal

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How To Thrive in the New Normal

These days people struggle to find what is normal. Coronavirus has shut down schools and millions of businesses across the nation. This has given rise to questions about what the future will look like and what will become the new normal. Things like working from home and remote work are more relevant than ever and […]

What an Employer Can and Cannot Ask During an Interview

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What an Employer Can and Cannot Ask During an Interview

Asking and answering questions in a job interview can be nerve-wracking, and determining what an employer can ask and what an employer cannot ask can be hazardous ground to navigate. Some employers might have weird questions but often these are designed to keep you on your toes and evaluate how you react to unfamiliar circumstances. […]

5 Tips for Conducting an Effective Interview

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Five tips for conducting an effective interview

Interviewing candidates for a job can be fun and exciting – filling a position helps a person who needs a job and gets your company running at peak efficiency. As hopeful and exciting as this process can be, however, if you don’t prepare your interview process, you could be looking at trouble. Bad interview questions, […]

Email Etiquette for Business Professionals

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email etiquette for business professionals

Email has replaced just about every other type of communication for daily business discussion, whether trivial or critical. It saves paper, saves time, and gives you a point to reference later on, should you need to revisit a conversation. The ability to go back and reference prior email communications alone makes them highly valuable. Electronic […]

Communication Skills for Customer Service Professionals

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Communication skills for customer service professionals

Communication skills are extremely important and woefully under-taught in high school. Getting out and finding a job where you interact with the public or speak and teach within your institution means needing to communicate clearly and without fear. Specific to customer service – whether within or without your organization – are many soft skills that […]

Factoring Needs Verse Wants into a Spending Plan

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needs verse wants in a spending plan

Establishing a budget is the first step towards financial freedom. By accounting for every penny in and every cent out, you can determine how and where your money leaves your bank. Without a spending plan, you’re simply floating along, spending money each month and hoping you don’t overdraft. Sitting down and finally plugging those monetary […]

The Importance of a Spending Plan

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the importance of a spending plan

Coming up with a budget is the most fundamental step towards financial freedom and monetary success. If you don’t know what money is coming in and going out, there’s no way you can get control over it, leading to overspending and overdrafts. A spending plan keeps you aware of each financial step you take. It […]

4 Things for New Managers to Know

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four things for new managers to know

Promotions or new jobs can be both exciting yet cause apprehension. Not knowing what to expect can be a major source of anxiety. If you’re new to a supervisory or managerial role, then this can compound your stress. However, with the right mindset and attitude you can go in with a calmer and clearer state […]

Tips for New Supervisors

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tips for new supervisors

Are you starting a new job where you will be supervising people for the first time? Or perhaps, you’ve been promoted to a new supervisory position at your current job. If you have never worked a job with a supervisory capacity, this new role may seem daunting to you. However, with the right information and […]

How to Position Yourself for a Promotion

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How to position yourself for a raise

Getting promoted at work can feel incredible, particularly if you love your job. A fulfilling career should give you an upward trajectory, and being in the right place for a promotion is critical to that aim. No boss will promote someone who isn’t a good candidate; years of service at a company do not translate […]

Tips for Negotiating a Raise

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tips for negotiating a raise

Employers love good employees – you do amazing work, you keep the company’s reputation sterling, and at the most pragmatic, it’s a pain to replace good employees. Even though it might not seem like it, a good employer wants to reward a great employee, and that’s where your leverage comes in. Negotiating a raise is […]

Why Work Life Balance is Vital

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why work life balance is vital

So often we hear others talk about building a work life balance. While this is nice and sounds reasonable to everyone, implementing it and making it a habit are not as easily done. When constant stress and financial pressure push people to earn as much as possible, they end up overworked. This often then creates […]

All Work and No Play is No Good

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work life balance

When it comes to our personal lives and professional careers, there is a balance that must be in place. A compromise we make with ourselves to supply for our financial and personal wellbeing. No matter how much we may try to keep them separated, our work and personal lives constantly mix. This is okay and […]

How to Set Boundaries as a Supervisor

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how to set boundaries as a supervisor

Between an increasingly complex office dynamic and more social media presence than ever before, the lines between co-worker and friend have never been fuzzier. Whether we’re talking about personally or professionally, creating boundaries with your employees is critical, but there is a nuance that needs to be understood. How to Set Boundaries as a Supervisor […]

Tips for Disciplining Employees

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tips for disciplining employees

Employees are people, and at times, people mess up. Whether their error was mismanaging time and getting behind on a project or they’re slacking off on the job, an infraction is an infraction. With that said, not every single mishap is something that rises to the occasion of termination or even severely disciplining employees, and […]

Is Remote Work a Good Idea for My Company?

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is remote work a good idea for my company

With COVID-19 shutting down schools, workplaces, and nonessential businesses across the United States, questions about working from home and remote work are more pertinent than ever. In some industries, working from home has been the norm for years now. This recent pandemic may continue to push more businesses in this direction. If you are a […]

How to Make the Most of Working from Home

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how to make the most of working from home

Today’s economic landscape is one that is rapidly shifting thanks to major changes, especially when it comes to technology. Changes in tech have allowed to work harder, smarter, and more efficiently. One thing our modern technology allows for, depending on your job, is to work from home. So many of our businesses run online and […]

Your Stress Levels Affect More Than Just You

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Your Stress Levels Affect More Than Just You

There are so many factors that go into running an efficient office today. Proper tools and technology, adequate training, the right team dynamics, etc. You could go on forever. Perhaps none is more important than having happy, fully functioning employees. When an employee is not feeling 100%, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional, they […]