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With one generation working well into retirement, and younger generations entering the workforce sooner, project managers are faced with the challenge of overseeing up to four generations of employees in the workplace. To work with multiple generations, it’s important to understand who they are as and where they come from. Each generation has unique strengths,… Read more »

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Team work is often the dreaded variable. From middle school team projects to levels of congress working together can be hard. A leader must take different people with different desires, alternate agendas, and various levels of knowledge and find a way to make them successful as a team. Leaders and managers need to find ways… Read more »

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In 2015, millenials surpassed baby boomers as the nations largest living generation. That means the majority of our workforce is under the age of 35. The generational differences between the two groups can be divisive in the workplace and the job market. According to the Census Bureau, more than 80 percent of baby boomers plan… Read more »

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How do you create a happy, productive work environment where everyone works effectively together? Start by understanding your employees’ work styles. When you interview or conduct performance reviews, use these questions to identify individuals’ preferred methods of work. 1. What motivates you? Motivation is the foundation of all work. Knowing how to motivate each of… Read more »

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No single team member can collaborate by themselves, it requires a team of individuals who each have a voice and a valuable contribution. Each member should have the opportunity to excel both individually and as a team through cooperation from everyone involved. The only way to achieve that is through effective collaboration. Here are a… Read more »

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We all know that LinkedIn is the most effective platform for professional social networking, but how can you use LinkedIn more effectively when you’re specifically looking for an executive position? The fact is, LinkedIn is not designed for a job search. It is not intended for you to search out jobs but instead was built… Read more »

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Finding the right temporary employee can help streamline staffing, lower compensation spending, and make a difference in your bottom line. Temporary employees are perfect for short-term projects, getting ahead on a backload of work, or filling in during particularly busy times. Ensuring that your temporary employee becomes an asset and not a mistake lies in… Read more »

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Want better results from your temporary employees – every time? Then get your staffing “ducks” in a row. Use these simple tips to prevent problems, ensure temporaries get off to a great start, streamline management, and get the most from your investment: Don’t “wing it.” Your temporary employees will arrive prepared to work. So get… Read more »

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Etiquette, as Emily Post once declared, is the science of living. It may seem stuffy and outdated to some, but having established social protocols can be helpful in unfamiliar situations. A job search, for example, is a time where it can be a blessing to have guidelines to follow to make sure that you don’t… Read more »

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Not so long ago, the requirements for your resume included paper, ink, and hand delivery. Today, your resume should be ready to link, download, and share. A mobile friendly resume makes it easy for employers to view your resume on the go. The difference between a resume you can read on your phone and one… Read more »