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Increase Productivity Through Work-Life Balance

Having a healthy work-life balance is important to being an effective employee and staying productive over time. By focusing too much on work–in a way that cuts into personal time or creates a lot of undue stress–employees are more likely to burn out. This can have a negative impact on employee morale, company culture, and your bottom line.  Managers should focus on facilitating and maintaining a good work/life balance in [...]


Interview Tips You Cannot Afford to Ignore

To say that interviews are stressful is an understatement. In a short period of time, you need to prove that you have the right experience and expertise for the position. To make this process as painless as possible, keep these four tips in mind.  Do your homework.  Reading the job description is not adequate preparation for an interview. Research the company and the interviewer. Make sure that you are up [...]


Key Tips to Stay Productive This Summer

One of the biggest fears that employers have during summer months is that all production will suddenly come to a grinding halt. And without taking the appropriate precautions, this is truly a genuine concern. Keep in mind the following tips so that you make sure that your team continues to operate efficiently, while still giving your employees the time off they deserve – doing so can actually help increase productivity. [...]


Fill Your Open Position with Social Media Recruiting 

Want to reach a huge qualified audience for your open position? Then you better be taking advantage of social media recruiting. But not just any old job post will do. Make sure that you keep the following advice in mind if you want the best candidates to apply.  This Is a Long-Term Game Effective social media recruiting is not something that you can just tune into when you have an [...]


Why You Should Be Promoting from Within

Do you have an open position that you have been trying to fill for ages? You might not have considered that the best candidate is sitting (at a computer) right in front of you. Some of the very best hires are made from promoting within your company. Take a look at these reasons why.   Strengthens Company Culture You cannot forget just how important company culture is. When you promote [...]


When It Comes to Goals, Are You Making These Mistakes? 

In both your personal and professional lives, it’s important to have goals. They help to focus us, give us purpose, and propel us into action. But just the act of making goals isn’t helpful in and of itself. In fact, if your goals aren’t clearly defined or you don’t care enough about them, they can actually do more harm than good. Continually making goals and then not reaching them can [...]


Want to Get Ahead in Business? Read.

It is generally agreed that the most successful people have some things in common. They tend to be good listeners, they have a regular morning routine set up, and they are often avid readers.  Reading in general – whether it is the morning news, the latest bestseller, or even the opinions of those that you tend to disagree with – help to expand your thinking, expose you to new ideas, and allow [...]


A Successful Business Starts with Recruiting

Your employees are the foundation of your business. Any project will only be as good as the team members bringing it to life. Beyond work product, company morale is also strongly tied to the individuals you choose to employ.  Recruitment is not just something that you should be thinking about whenever a vacancy pops up. Instead, you should be actively engaging in the recruitment process if you want to ensure [...]


Why the 40-Hour Work Week Is a Thing of the Past

Let’s face it. The 40-hour work week has been dead for a while. Of course, there have always been those who put in sixty hours or more a week, whether by personal choice or company demand. But today, fewer and fewer companies are enforcing strict hours that employees need to clock in and out at.  And it makes sense. After all, our work lives and home lives don’t look the [...]


Prevent Burnout for Happy and Efficient Employees

There is often a honeymoon period with new employees. At the beginning, they show up to work early and put in the extra time and energy to ensure that they produce their best work. Unfortunately, this does not always last forever.  After a while, employees might start to feel like they are treading water. Productivity and company morale can start to decline. Burnout can also mean a higher turnover rate, [...]

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