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The way in which past generations viewed employment is very different from how it’s seen today, particularly when it comes to sticking with an employer.  Due to employees’ greater willingness to change jobs, companies must use work harder to keep their top talent. In addition to hiring the best people, your company also has to develop and engage its workers to keep them… Read more »

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Achieving an ideal equilibrium between the personal and professional sides of life is a challenge for anyone. For most people, a busy work schedule means personal responsibilities take a back seat. In an attempt to better juggle work and personal life, modern professionals are increasingly seeking for more control over how they do their job…. Read more »

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If you have ever felt that your work wasn’t being fully appreciated, then you understand how crucial recognition is to employees. According to research from Gallup, just one in three employees had received recognition on a weekly basis. This is troubling given that research has also shown those who don’t feel recognized at work are… Read more »

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Perhaps out of the fear of being as a micromanager, some production supervisors keep their distance from their production team. However, production employees do want to see their supervisor on a fairly regular basis, especially when it comes to supporting employee morale. If morale isn’t good on your production line, the company as a whole… Read more »

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The last thing any manager wants is for one of his or her employees to quit. It would be nice if employees gave you fair warning, but that rarely happens. Therefore, it is up for managers to keep their eyes peeled for signs that someone is thinking about quitting. Perhaps you’ve heard the classic signs… Read more »

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Thanks mostly to technology, today’s professionals must constantly be advancing their skill set. Both employees and employers have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has the skills they need to stay relevant in today’s business environment. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t a lot of spare time in the workday to dedicate to learning, especially when it… Read more »

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Identifying the best applicants to hire for your organization is a high-stakes affair, as bad hires can take a massive toll on your company, including the costs to replace them. Experienced hiring managers have a short set of top questions they use to rapidly determine what they have to know from a candidate; in regard… Read more »

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When we think of employee training, we typically think of two things: safety and training on procedures. However, there are many types of training from which your employees could benefit, including diversity, sexual conduct, customer service, and quality assurance. Furthermore, there are many different ways to present training material. Consider the following types of training… Read more »

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Employees need good training to thrive in their jobs, and sales employees are no exception. Without sufficient training, your sales team will not reach its potential, negatively impacting your company. Poor training can also have lasting effects, as more experienced sales reps fall behind the curve and newer reps don’t have good examples to follow…. Read more »