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Hiring new employees is a fairly exhaustive process for many companies. In fact, Officevibe reports, “It takes an average of 27 working days to make a new hire (an all-time high).” Without a streamlined hiring process in place, you’re wasting time and money. What’s worse is that the top candidates are usually off the market… Read more »

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There are two thought processes when conducting a job search. One is to only apply for the jobs you know you have a good shot at getting a callback or an interview for – quality. The other is to apply for every possible job you could work for – quantity. But which is the better… Read more »

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“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” ~Erma Bombeck Humans are notorious for being worriers, and sometimes negativity can have a crippling impact on your life. But it doesn’t have to. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide whether you… Read more »

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Workplace diversity is a hot topic these days and one that many companies are paying more attention to. It’s easy to see why. According to McKinsey & Company, “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians, and companies… Read more »

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Working in a customer service position can be incredibly stressful at times. It’s common for callers to be angry, and this anger often gets thrust upon employees who didn’t necessarily play a part in the issue. Diffusing the situation requires you to understand the caller’s mindset and effectively come up with a viable solution. Here… Read more »

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A job search can test you on many levels. Many candidates become impatient and a little disheartened when they don’t hear back from a hiring manager after what seems like a reasonable period of time. But there are a couple reasons why you shouldn’t worry when you don’t hear from the company you’ve applied with…. Read more »

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Health and wellness in the workplace is a major concern for both employers and employees. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) cites that some of today’s top health-related challenges are diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke. But there are four specific ways you can stay healthy at work and feel better overall. 1. Quit Smoking… Read more »

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Interviews are intrinsically nerve-racking for most job candidates. In fact, a study for Everest College conducted by Harris Interactive found “92 percent of job seekers fear something about the interview process.” The fear of the unknown combined with being placed under the microscope can leave even the most confident individuals a little shaken. But as… Read more »

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Stress is an issue that’s plaguing the modern workplace. Research from Office Vibe found that “77 percent of employees regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, and 73 percent regularly experience psychological symptoms.” Fortunately, there are several different ways to manage your workplace stress. Listen to Calming Music Calming music such as quiet classical can… Read more »

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Starting your first job can be exciting and a little intimidating. You definitely want to set the right tone and make a great impression on your boss and colleagues. While you may have learned a lot in school and in textbooks, you never know how you’re going to react once you’re in the “real world.”… Read more »