Employee Promotions (part 2)

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It’s performance review time at your company and you want to reward the high-performing employees on your team that you know deserve to be promoted. However, there’s only one problem: there is nowhere to promote them to and no openings to fill. You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Imagine what it would… Read more »

Considering Someone for a Promotion? (part 1)

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Being able to give your employee a promotion is a great feeling for everyone involved. The employee feels rewarded for their hard work, and managers feel that they have succeeded at leading their employee to the next step in their career. However, there are many considerations to offering a promotion, such as whether the employee… Read more »

Must-Know Tips for Dealing with a Toxic Coworker

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If you’ve landed a job that you truly love, you’re truly one of the lucky ones. It may offer an enticing combination of pay, challenge, upward mobility and environment. However, even in jobs that are otherwise perfect for us, we sometimes face an unexpected problem — a “toxic” coworker. Some of these types of problematic… Read more »

7 Tips to Deal with the Know-It-All Coworker

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Do you have a coworker who thinks they know everything? They believe they are the go-to person; the one with the special connections and authority. If there’s a problem, they have the solution; if there’s a question, they have the answer. They aren’t open to new ideas or collaborating — and they have strong opinions,… Read more »

7 Tips Every New Supervisor Must Know

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Being promoted to supervisor for the first time is both thrilling and challenging. It takes intellect and initiative to move up the corporate ladder but transitioning into your new role means mastering a new skill set. No matter what kind of business or field you work in, these 7 tips will help you navigate the… Read more »

4 Ways to Be a Reference-Giving Superstar

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At any point in time, we will be either a reference seeker or a reference giver. If you believe in karma – and you truly want to help a former superstar employee get to the next level – then you should be considerate about how to give a proper recommendation. That doesn’t mean that you’ll… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Work References

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When applying for a position, you’ll spend hours agonizing over every last detail of your resume, and even more time writing and rewriting your cover letter. But how much time do you spend fortifying your list of references? Yep, that’s what we thought. While we typically stress over details like our outfit, interview questions, and… Read more »

Business Owners, Increase Your Growth IQ!

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Decisions, Decisions! Are you leading an enterprise focused on “smart growth?” There are so many choices and decisions to make that it can become overwhelming. And what you actions you select and objectives you prioritize will have tremendous impact on your success. Tiffani Bova’s book — Growth IQ — offers an analytical foundation and key… Read more »

7 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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7 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Hiring is a difficult and time consuming task that employers have to maneuver to keep their business running at it’s best. However, there are things that companies can do reduce the pressure and difficulty of the hiring process. Here are 7 common hiring mistakes and how… Read more »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Freelance Employees

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Freelance Employees Freelancing is becoming more common in the fast paced economy, with surveys showing freelancers made up 35% of the U.S. work force in 2016. With this increase in freelancing, stable, full-time employees are becoming less common, but it is important for employers to know the advantages and disadvantages… Read more »