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Employee Engagement and Company Policies

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A recent survey shows that fewer employers are offering the kinds of benefits that employees are looking for. According to the survey, about 40 percent of those responding said they wanted flexible schedules, 30 percent wanted to be able to leave early on Fridays, and about 20 wanted a more casual dress code. However, surveys… Read more »


Spotting Cognitive Bias

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Most of us consider ourselves to be clear-minded and logical when it comes to thinking. We believe that most of the time we can objectively consider the facts and arrive at a conclusion based on those facts. But the truth is that our minds seldom work in such an orderly fashion. Our thought patterns are… Read more »


How to Always Stay Ahead of the Competition

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Unless your business operates in a very specific niche, part of your success ultimately rests on outdoing the competition. Remaining profitable requires more than simple luck; it means creating strong strategies and working towards goals that promote long-term growth. But knowing exactly where to focus your efforts isn’t always easy. To assist you along your… Read more »


How to Turn Down the Perfect Job When It’s Not Perfect for You

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You’ve done it. Your resume was accepted, you nailed the interview, and you landed a job offer. The problem is, something about the job just isn’t right. Maybe it turned out to have different duties or responsibilities than you originally believed, or the pay, schedule, or location doesn’t meet your needs. Maybe you just have… Read more »


What Millennials Need from You

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Whenever unemployment falls, companies often have to increase their focus on recruiting and retention to survive. And focusing on younger workers means you can get the skills you need today while giving you a chance to craft the leaders you will need tomorrow. But what today’s employees are looking for from their employers doesn’t mirror… Read more »


How to Manage Different Personalities

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As a manager, you will have to deal with various kinds of personalities. The people you supervise will all be different, with their own styles and quirks. You should get to know the different personality types of your employees and adapt your communication style to the type of person you are dealing with. Here is… Read more »


Can Data Eliminate Office Politics?

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Office politics can be a significant burden in the workplace, building a sense of mistrust, cultivating resentments, and leading to higher turnover. But there are ways to combat the misconceptions that can lead to damaging internal politics, and many of them center on using data the right way. Here are just a few of the… Read more »


How to do Reference Checks

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Interestingly, many hiring managers do not do the best job when checking references. They do not probe enough or ask the best questions. Often, they are simply looking for the reference to validate their own decision to hire a person, rather than attempting to learn more, good or bad, about the job candidate. Here are… Read more »


How Your Organization Will Benefit from More Women in IT Leadership

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The number of women working in technology positions continues to remain low when compared to the number of women actively in the workforce. Their presence in IT leadership positions is even more disproportionate, suggesting a potential disconnect between leadership and female employees as well as businesses and their customers. Having a diverse leadership team has… Read more »


How to Resign the Right Way

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If you have taken a new job, you are going to have to resign from the one you have now. Here are some tips on how to do it the right way – a way that shows your character and professionalism. 1. Finalize details. Before you do anything about resigning, make sure you have everything… Read more »