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10 Apr
2017

Dianne Novela

Admin Assistant

How To Align Your Company Goals To Breed Success

Image credit: Shutterstock.com by: SPENCER LODGE   What employers typically get wrong is that they don’t align their own goals with those of their employees. It is an employer’s responsibility, and in this case the secret to delivering success in the workplace, to listen to their employees. Irrespective of the field the employer is in, a business owner or leader will typically have their goals aligned with the success of the business. The goals of employees, however, are more likely to be set to something more personal. This could be anything from sending their

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09 Apr
2017

Jobelle Nacpil

Admin Assistant

6 Proofreading Tips to Create a Mistake-Free Resume

Your resume is one of the first impressions a hiring manager will have when you apply to a new job or position. by: SARAH LANDRUM Image credit: Shutterstock Your resume is one of the first impressions a hiring manager will have when you apply to a new job or position. As one of the few materials a hiring manager will get when determining whether to call you for an interview, you want to ensure you’re making a good first impression. When applying to a new job, you want your resume to accurately describe who you are as a professional. This means you’ll want to only su

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06 Apr
2017

Reena Kumari

Senior Associate Consultant

4 Ways to Ensure Employee Success From Day One

Starting a new job is equal parts stressful and exciting. New hires are anxious to make a great first impression, and their new teammates are anxious for them to hit the ground running and become part of the team. However, we don’t always stop to consider what’s expected of employers in these early days. Making a good impression cuts both ways, and companies have to start laying the foundation for a mutually rewarding relationship beginning on Day One of the employee journey. (This Udemy course by Josh Bersin offers some great tips for engaging and retaining talent each step

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05 Apr
2017

Dianne Novela

Admin Assistant

Why I Didn't Speak Up When Male Colleagues Made More Doing the Same Job -- But Worse

Image credit: Caiaimage/John Wildgoose | Getty Images     In April 1993, I got my first management job while I was still in college. I remember the beautiful spring day so clearly and how I felt so excited to become an assistant manager  In fact, I was so excited, I likely would have worked for free. I worked for $16,000 a year Canadian (about $20,000 USD in today’s dollars) as an assistant manager of a high-volume business with great brand recognition and about 70 employees. At 19 years old working, 60+ hours a week, I thought I’d hit the jackpot:&nb

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04 Apr
2017

Reena Kumari

Senior Associate Consultant

Do Your Homework on Yourself: Background Checks for Business

Know what everyone else knows about you, and you won't be tripped up by an interview question. Image credit: Shutterstock by KATHERINE KELLER Background checks come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it is a criminal record check for a new employee, a credit score for a new car or a little bit of both for your new landlord, you are virtually guaranteed to experience a background check at some stage in your life. For many years, a lot of the data kept on you was a closely guarded secret but, inevitably, the rise of technology has created a shift in favor of the public when deali

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03 Apr
2017

Reena Kumari

Senior Associate Consultant

5 Email Templates to Respond to Recruiters (No Matter Where You Are in Your Search)

Photo of woman and dog courtesy Hero Images/Getty Images. by JACLYN WESTLAKE Getting approached about a job opening can feel super flattering (and it’s a sure sign that you’re doing something right!), but depending on where you are in your career, figuring out how to respond can be a bit of a headache. You don’t want to come off as rude or dismissive if you aren’t interested, and you definitely don’t want to seem desperate or needy if you are. So yes, finding the right words can be tricky, but these five templates will make responding to recruiters a

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02 Apr
2017

Reena Kumari

Senior Associate Consultant

There Are More Resources Than Ever to Help You Become a Successful Artist

Installation view of John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966–68, at The Broad, Los Angeles. Photo by @floraguilbaut, via Instagram.   This post originally appeared on Pablo Picasso page BY ABIGAIL CAIN     Throughout the years, artists have been variously portrayed as underappreciated geniuses, eccentric celebrities, starving recluses, and passionate visionaries. They are not, however, traditionally characterized as small business owners. Perhaps the classification seems too pedestrian, particularly compared to the romantic notio

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30 Mar
2017

Dianne Novela

Admin Assistant

9 Things That Make Good People Quit

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Image credit: Shutterstock   It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about -- few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that&r

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29 Mar
2017

Candice Cowan

Search Consultant

Want Loyal Customers? Prioritize Your Customer Service With These 4 Tactics.

Customer insights. A welcoming environment. Transparency. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. What makes a brand strong in 2017? If you’re thinking top-notch social media strategy and cutting-edge product development you’re not wrong -- but you’re still overlooking a critical component: customer service. Customer service doesn’t always generate the same media buzz as other brand practices, but it’s the glue that holds a brand together. Customer service is also your best marketing tool; if you succeed at delivering a w

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28 Mar
2017

Chippy Thomas

Senior Search Consultant

3 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Spot Liars in Your Emails

This story appears in the April 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Here’s a scary number: Social psychology expert Jerald Jellison estimates that we are lied to as many as 200 times per day. That isn’t all by email, of course, but plenty of it may be -- and even the smallest false details can impact the productivity and financial success of a business. Knowing how to decipher truth from lies helps you make better deals, find the right partners and land the right hires. That’s why, as more and more of our business communication happens digitally, it&rsqu

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