All Blog Posts Tagged 'business' (225)

Avoiding a toxic worker provides more benefit than finding and retaining a superstar

You want to hire the best people. Always.

But the next time you try to project a “superstar” in your job description, think again.

In a Harvard Business School publication called “Toxic Workers,” Michael Housman and Dylan Minor…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on April 19, 2016 at 5:48am — No Comments

THE RESUME AND GETTING IT READY FOR THE JOB SEARCH

Getting started on the resume can often be one of the most difficult parts of the job search. Resumes, in the beginning, can seem tedious and time-consuming. You may be unsure of what to do, always keep in mind that …

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Added by Jennifer Bouley on April 4, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

5 Degrees That Can Make You The Ultimate Game Changer for Any Company

In order to succeed at a company, you must make yourself indispensable in a constantly changing business landscape. While some of the degrees that once led to thriving careers are obsolete, new ones have risen to take their place. With one of these five degrees…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 31, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recruiting the Team: Hiring Efficient, Productive Employees

Your hiring practices could make or break your company in the next few years. Even replacing entry-level employees will most likely cost you thousands of dollars and waste hundreds of hours of your time. This is why it is so important for business owners and their HR teams to make sure they hire…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Online Protection: Security Steps Most Small Businesses Miss

The digital age has brought businesses a myriad of new opportunities to capitalize on. The Cloud, for instance, can be used to manage a lot of your big data more effectively. But with all new opportunities comes risks, particularly security risks. Protecting sensitive data from hackers and malware systems is crucial to the continuity of your business. Here are four common steps many small businesses miss when tackling online protection. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 22, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

To be an ‘entrepreneur’ or ‘self-employed’ (and does it matter)?

It’s the common problem when people confuse 2 concepts. Telling the truth entrepreneur is a little bit different from a person, who is self-employed. They may share a similar feature because both own a business, but except this, they are moving in completely different…

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Added by Tobias Casey on March 18, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

What makes SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Training Popular in recent times?

Reputed Gold Learning Partners of Microsoft are offering training programs to candidates interested in earning MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certification in SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence (BI) platform. MCSE SQL Server BI training program is becoming increasingly popular with professionals willing to make a career in enterprise BI solutions. One of the primary reasons behind the popularity of this training program is the rising adoption of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014…

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Added by Michael Warne on January 22, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips to Help You Prepare for Retirement after a Long Career

If you have been working in the same field for several years and are now ready to punch the ticket toward the journey to relaxation, there are some points you may want to consider. When you have had a long successful career, and you retire, life as you know it may become very different. That is not to say you should not retire, but as you think about closing one chapter and opening another, there are some steps you can take to be better prepared.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 18, 2016 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Manager Oversight: How to Handle Your Daily Business Remotely

Managing your employees effectively and running a successful business from a remote location can be a challenge for anyone. But any manager can be a positive influence on their employees if they are committed to the task, no matter where they are. Consider this advice to make your responsibility easier.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 7, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

Gaps in Security: Most Common Vulnerabilities in Business Today

As technology becomes integrated into every business process, there are security vulnerabilities created as well. As advancing and convenient as most technology is, these gaps in security can greatly hurt a business if cyber-criminals decide to target you. Your own company should work to eliminate these IT vulnerabilities through following the three strategies below.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 7, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Outsourcing: Is it The Choice for You?

There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to outsourcing any of the tasks that are necessary for running your business. Labor costs, and the availability of human resources, are just two things that you must keep in mind while you are making this decision. However, the most important consideration that should be driving your decision on this matter is this; Are you able to dedicate the time and resources…

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Added by John Unger on November 17, 2015 at 4:50am — No Comments

6 Winning Traits of Startup Employees

Startups are constantly in flux, demanding an innovative environment and adapting…

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Added by Ryan Mead on September 30, 2015 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

4 Ways HR Practitioners Can Continue to Grow

The world is not going to …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 29, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

The Big C of Business - Communication

Business and communication are two distinct categories that make a significant whole. In today’s fierce and competitive economy, it is almost impossible to do without effective business communication skills. Business communications are not simply restricted to communication and conversational skills (though they form a major crux of the same) but include a plethora of activities like…

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Added by Ravi Mishra on September 15, 2015 at 8:36am — No Comments

The New Employee Onboarding Checklist to Use Before Hiring

Okay, so you have a great new hire and you’re excited about getting them to work at your company. You have a wonderful work…

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Added by Christine Marino on August 31, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

TLS Continuum Part 17: I Can See Forever

Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6th point of quality. In this point he emphasized…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 28, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

7 Tips for the Best Performance Appraisal Ever

Performance reviews aren’t always an easily mastered task. Even though they take a little bit of practice, managers can take some preemptive steps to make sure…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on August 20, 2015 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

How to Show Your SuperStar Employees More Appreciation

According to a recent Forbes article, over 40 percent of people quit their jobs due to lack of recognition. Regularly expressing appreciation to employees is an excellent way to reduce turnover and increase employee work satisfaction and when you recognize some of your most superstar employees you keep morale high and positive. Below are four great options to show more…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 3, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Working on Work: Ideas to Care for Your Employees Right

Caring for your employees isn't just the right thing to do, it can also save your company a substantial amount of money. Taking care of your employees results in less sick days, increased productivity, and greater engagement in the workplace. Almost 90 percent of employers assume when an employee leaves it's because they found a better paying job; however, this is actually only true in about 12 percent of the cases. Losing employees is expensive, and it can be time-consuming and expensive to…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 8: The Corporate Silent Killers

In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic.  The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.

Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands.  Which serve no benefit to the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

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