The Most Valuable Type of Employee

The Most Valuable Type of Employee No matter what industry you work in or position you have open, hiring a "360-degree" individual will never steer you wrong. This type of employee is an asset because they move in every direction; they're aware of not only what's happening in their role, but in the roles around…
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How to Earn Your Manager’s Respect

How to Earn Your Manager's Respect We all want to be valued — and be viewed as valuable — at work. But respect isn’t a given; you have to earn it. Whether you have a new manager or have worked with your current boss for years, what can you do to make sure your boss…
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What Makes a Great CEO?

What Makes a Great CEO? A recent study by Russell Reynolds Associates and Hogan Assessment systems wanted to discover what differentiated the best CEO's from average ones. They wanted to examine stereotypes, like self-promoting, risk taking, and being extroverted and see if there really was a case for those attributes indicating a great CEO. In…
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Do You Know Your Skill Sets?

Do You Know Your Skill Sets? Whether you're a hiring manager writing a job description or a candidate looking for an exciting opportunity, skills are something you'll need to be familiar with. For a hiring manager you need to know what skills a certain opportunity requires and for a job seeker you have to be…
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Teamwork is Dream Work

Teamwork is Dream Work For the longest time I thought that the phrase "teamwork makes the dream work" was "teamwork is dream work." I suppose that both make sense, because they each have the overlying theme that working as a team opens the door to endless possibilities. It's important in life, but essential in the…
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Create a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Create a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion Diversity is a business necessity and has been a hot topic for the last few years, with good reason. People bring different skill sets, thoughts, knowledge, and processes to the table, which can be invaluable; this creates the opportunity for insightful debates, ideas, and in the end better…
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How Do you Write Business Emails?

  How Do you Write Business Emails? 205.6 billion – according to Inc.com, that's how many emails get sent per day, with 112.5 billion being business related. So what does this mean? It means that with all the emails cluttering boxes and getting scanned over, you want to make sure that yours get read and…
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Communication: An Invaluable Skill

Communication: An Invaluable Skill We live in an era where communication is one of the most marketable skills around and having less than impressive communication can cost you, whether it be a job, a relationship, or a business deal. Better communicators are essential for any business; they become better leaders, build better teams, and create…
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Building a Competency Management Framework

Building a Competency Management Framework Your organization must take the time to put in place an overarching strategic plan for all phases of the design and implementation effort as depicted in the grey-shaded, outer circle of Figure 5. The four critical steps associated with effective competency management are: Plan for Impact, Design, Launch and Engage,…
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Recruitment is Marketing

Recruitment Marketing It's a hiring manager's or talent acquisition team's job to attract and identify the best possible fit for an open position. So what's the best strategy to do this? Use marketing techniques, specifically the "marketing mix" defined by the 5 P's of product, price, placement, promotion, and the newly added positioning. Recruitment is…
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