Four Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand has a significant impact on your career. However, many people overlook how they represent themselves online. While there are millions of professionals “on” platforms like LinkedIn, many neglect to proactively build their reputation and leverage it to boost and support their careers. So, how can you actively develop your brand and use…

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Preserving Company Culture in a Remote World of Work

For many businesses, working the “9-to-5” in a centralized office is a thing of the past – at least for the time being. Even when you and your people are able to physically return to your workplaces, you’ll most likely find that practices such as working remotely continue in some form. ”Adapting your company culture…

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Workplace stress is keeping you up at night?

You’re the boss of your company, but your company is not the boss of you According to a Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate survey of 1,000 full-time and part-time employees in the United States, 34% said their job negatively affects their mental health. Many employees have experienced anxiety (41%), depression (24%), and physical illness…

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How to negotiate severance pay when you’ve been laid off

Tired employee

You might be getting a pink slip, but you want to make sure you’re also getting as much compensation as possible when you head out the door. You probably know that you can negotiate your starting salary and raises when you start a job, but did you know that you can also negotiate your severance pay agreement when you…

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7 jobs in high demand right now, and what experts suggest you consider if you want to apply

About 10 million Americans filed for unemployment in the final weeks of March. Not all industries are furloughing or laying off employees, though. With surges in demand for groceries, toiletries, and delivery in general during the coronavirus outbreak, many industries are hiring and hundreds of thousands of front-line positions are currently open. “Employers have the primary responsibility for providing a safe and healthy work environment,”…

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From Building Talent Supplies to Shaping Visions: The Top 10 Business Imperatives Strategic Teams Must Fulfill

Talent Development

What’s the first thing you, as a business executive, do when you need to tackle big issues like closing the gap on operating margins, creating better operations processes, or identifying the best new path to growth and development? Chances are you put together a strategic team. An integral part of any organization, a strategic team is tasked with…

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4 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Quality of Hire


When it comes to the success of your organization, nothing is more important than talent. A business lives and dies by the quality of its hires. If you’re struggling to hire the caliber of candidate you’d like to have in your organization, you’re facing a serious problem. What can you do to bring in the…

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Employees Won’t Support Your Strategy Unless They Understand It. That’s Why You Need to Do This

Strategy Thinking

Take this simple, compelling approach to communication You’ve worked hard to develop a strategy that helps your organization achieve its ambitious goals. But even the most brilliant strategy won’t be successful unless everyone–from a senior leader to an entry-level employee–understands how to support your organization’s plan. That’s why you need to articulate the strategy in…

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Turning Prospects Into Loyal Customers: The 5 Skills of the Most Successful Salespeople

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Turning a prospect into a loyal customer starts with the sales experience. Salespeople set the tone for the relationship, and to make that first impression count, they must learn to work efficiently and communicate effectively. Successful salespeople know they have to hone specific skills if they want to deliver great customer experiences. Here are five of the most…

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4 Not-So-Obvious Signs of a Successful Sales Candidate


Five years of experience or more, a top earner in their last role, outstanding recommendations from previous supervisors — yes, these seemingly perfect sales candidates really do exist. However, a candidate is not guaranteed to excel on your team just because their resume ticks all the boxes. Perfect on paper does not necessarily mean perfect in real…

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Career Risks You Should Never Take

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Don’t put your career in jeopardy by making these mistakes. (The last one may surprise you.) Congratulations: You’re awesome at what you do. But don’t prolong the celebration. To continue to learn, sharpen your skills, and advance in your career, you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone and tackle new ground. Otherwise,…

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How to Help Your Employees With Anxiety Feel Motivated

anxiety in workplace

Wellness and performance go hand in hand, so it makes sense that employee well-being has become an increasingly important part of regular performance discussions. Your employees need the support of their managers if they are to perform at their best, and this is especially true for any employees who may be dealing with mental health…

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7 Ways to Run a Great Virtual Meeting


No more boring, “I’ll never get that hour back” meetings. Here’s how to energize your next virtual meeting. Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a virtual meeting that’s: Boring Unproductive Pointless A great way to catch up on emails because you’re not paying attention to anything that’s going on Wow, I see a lot…

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Breaking the ‘Safe Silence’: How to Build a Culture Where People Share Their (Good) Ideas


Does your company have a positive culture of conversation — a culture where employees are free to voice ideas, find solutions, and innovate? Many employers believe they do and are often confused by the lack of problem-solving ideas coming from their teams. Why the disconnect? The answer may surprise you. According to our recent research in conjunction with…

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One Important Way You Can Help Your Employees Avoid Burnout

Employee burnout

You can’t make the work disappear. But you can do this. There’s no doubt that burnout is a risk in every fast-moving organization. For example, a Gallup survey found that 67% of full-time employees feel burned out at work at least occasionally. But while leaders can’t make work go away, you can do something to avoid burnout,…

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Nurse-Led Quality Program Improves Care of Older Adults


An analysis covering 27 years of research has shown that a nurse-led quality program improves the care of older adults in a number of key areas. The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program has proven successful in preventing falls, improving patient safety and quality of care, reducing potentially inappropriate medications, and helping healthcare…

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5 Reasons You’re Afraid to Get a New Job


A better job is waiting for you. These tips for overcoming fear of change can give you the boost you need. For most job seekers, the phrase “new job” is exciting because it signals opportunities to learn new skills, expand your network, and build your resume. But change can also be intimidating. If you’re scared…

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5 Key Mental Health Benefits Candidates Are Looking for in Prospective Employers


Most job candidates have a short list of considerations by which they gauge prospective employers. Salary, 401(k) plans, health insurance, and generous vacation benefits often top that list. One factor that can go overlooked in the vetting process, however, is the question of mental health benefits. These are worth looking into with any prospective employer, regardless of…

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To Inspire Employees, Develop Your Leadership Voice. Here’s How


Communicate in an authentic and meaningful way. Ever feel like you spend a lot of time communicating, but that your words don’t resonate? Sure, team members act on the most important directives, but employees are not as motivated and energized as you’d like them to be. The solution, according to executive coach Amy Jen Su,…

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5 Effective Ways to Keep Your Team Happy

Happy Employees

Work is a big part of our lives. In fact, many of us probably see our colleagues more than we see our own families over the course of an average week. It makes sense, then, that employees want to feel respected in the workplace and to truly enjoy their jobs. If you’re going to spend so…

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How to Catalog Your Accomplishments

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Don’t scramble at the last minute. Keeping track of your career achievements throughout the year is the smart way to go. Gunning for a well-deserved raise? Got your eyes on a great new job? Your first step to impressing your boss and hiring managers starts here: Make a catalog of your accomplishments for resume greatness. Rather than…

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How to Get the Recognition You Deserve


This communication expert explains why you should assertively tell your story Ever feel like no one understands the contributions you make? That even your boss undervalues your talents and accomplishments? The problem, in this pressured work world, is that everyone is moving so fast that your boss and colleagues are too busy to notice what…

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5 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Combat Employee Burnout


Characterized by “emotional exhaustion, cynicism, … ineffectiveness in the workplace, and chronic negative responses to stressful workplace conditions,” employee burnout is quickly becoming a pervasive phenomenon companies are struggling to address. Burnout triggers a downward spiral for both the employee and the organization, and workplace stress causes additional healthcare expenditures of anywhere from $125 to $190 billion a year in the…

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