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How to Hire Your Next ‘Perfect Attitude’ Employee

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 19, 2014

Hiring the right people is one of the most important parts of running a business. Think about it: Employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility for the success of their employers, so it pays to find someone who fits the bill from the very start. But many companies just can’t seem to do it, with 46 percent of new hires “failing” within 18 months of landing a job.…

Expert Tips on How to Negotiate a Salary with Employers

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 25, 2014

Maybe it’s time for your annual review, maybe there’s been a recent restructuring, or maybe you are interviewing for a new job. Whatever the reason, the time has come for one of the most important and anxiety-inducing events in your career – negotiating your salary. Even in a down market, there are important reasons to negotiate your salary. You have to be careful though that you don’t make…

How To Impress Your Boss

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 2, 2014

When I was a university student who fervently anticipated what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss. Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really good at whatever you do.” It’s…

Leverage Your Employee’s Personalities to Create An Awesome Team

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 8, 2014

Working in a team is never easy. Different people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and morals have several, sometimes opposite, opinions at a time. On the other hand, running a team is harder still. As a manager, you are tasked to work on something with the help of diverse team members. However, having team members who are different from each other need not be problematic. There are ways to…

How To Navigate Office Relationships

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 17, 2013

  During your free time, you catch up with friends, have lunch with your family, and go on dates with your significant other. But when you open the office door, it’s already a different world. You also establish relationships inside the workplace whether you like it or not and you will have to deal with them every day. Office relationships are part of everyday human interaction. The people…

Does Your Company Need a Social Media Policy?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 18, 2013

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen numerous cases where social media was used for dubious purposes—and it seems like employees are posting corporate reputation-damaging things online every day. You don’t have to look far to find video evidence of employees breaking the rules at work, but social media faux pas at work goes way beyond the random YouTube video. Everything’s connected today, and most (if not…

Tips for Motivating Depressed Employees

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 28, 2012

A recent study found that nearly a quarter of the global workforce suffers from depression. Depressed employees have a difficult time maintaining productivity and performing to their employers’ satisfaction. You will need to understand how to help employees who are suffering from depression. Here are some factors you can take into consideration to keep them motivated. Be Proactive Depressed employees are unlikely to come to their boss to…

The Real Costs of Working From Home

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 14, 2011

Many small businesses hire new employees and allow them very flexible schedules. This may include the ability to work a couple of days a week from home or at times the entire job may be work from home. This allows a small business to be more flexible and helps them attract top talent with flex schedules and work conditions. However there are a few things that a business…

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