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  • How the Best Leaders Persevere Through Tragedy

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You are a leader in your company, but you are still a human. We all have tragedies hit us or things happen in our lives that can make going to work very difficult. So, how do you lead when you are in the midst of personal crisis? Find Encouragement and Inspiration From Others There are many people that have suffered such great loss in their lives. Watch how they stand up to the pressure and draw your inspiration and encouragement from them. You know that you can do this because others have been...
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    4 Phrases You Should Remove From Your Resume

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A good resume is essential to a successful job search. It serves as your first impression with your employer and is the determining factor in whether or not they will pursue you. Some employers have such high volumes of applications coming in at one time that they will toss a resume in the trash for the first error they see in order to speed up the hiring process. This is why it’s vital to make sure that your resume is pristine, and uses the strongest language possible. In school, students are taught more...
  • Is Your Attitude Holding You Back?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you want to admit it or not, your attitude plays a large role in whether or not you are successful in your job. There is a story about a man who sat outside the gates of a city and as a traveler passed by, he asked what type of city it was. The traveler told him it was a terrible city full of awful people. The next traveler that passed by, the man asked the same question. That traveler answered that the city was wonderful and full of loving people. You see,...
  • More States Ban Social Media Snooping

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? One of the first things many of us tend to do when trying to find out more about someone is to find them on a social media outlet. Many people do not use the highest privacy settings, and their information is there for all the world to see. It is slowly becoming a way for others to get to know you, without actually getting to know you. What about employers and their employees? How do these roles intertwine with one another in the professional field? Can Employers View Public Social Media Accounts? An...
  • Research Reveals The Real Reason People Switch Jobs

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Most of us think that employees leave the job because they do not like their boss, or maybe they aren’t being paid enough. The data is in and you aren’t going to believe what it tells us. The Data Reveals Why People Leave Their Job No one wants to be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of their lives. Employees that do not feel like there is any room for advancement in their current job will go in search of new employment. One survey was conducted interviewing 10,000 people. Of...
  • 7 Employee Handbook Must Haves

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Every business needs an employee handbook. If you don’t have one, then you to contact your HR department ASAP. There are so many important sections in an employee handbook but I’ll focus on the 7 essentials today. 7 Must Haves for an Employee Handbook: 1. Code of Conduct You must have clear expectations laid out in writing for specific behaviors, dress code, attendance and a variety of other policies. The only way to have clear expectations is to put them in writing. 2. At Will Disclaimer Be sure to have an “at will...
  • EQ & You!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In order to achieve higher levels of productivity, performance and leadership, a person must develop high levels of emotional intelligence. Self-Awareness If we are not aware of our emotions and how they impact others, the other emotional intelligence skills become more difficult to demonstrate. If we are unaware of our emotions, it’s virtually impossible to regulate them Being Self-aware is the first step towards Self-regulation. Self-Regulation Once we are aware of our emotions, then we can begin to regulate them. If we fail to regulate our emotions, it becomes difficult to stay focused...
  • Talent vs Engagement

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Having a satisfying work experience is important to the growth of your business. When an employee loves what they do and feels challenged by their job, they will perform with more enthusiasm. While talent can be an important criteria in a successful company, having employees that are excited to work for the company can be a big tool as well. To lead your team in a successful business endeavor, these are some areas that can bring life back into your unengaged workforce. Instill Confidence: Often times, individuals who are talented and capable of...
  • Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Many companies are turning to group interviews for a number of reasons. These have plenty of great benefits for the company, but must be lead properly to be effective. Just like in any group, there are going to be those that dominate and others that sit back. While this type of interview will give you a good idea of how people interact with others in groups, you still need to handle it properly to be effective. Be sure that you get everyone involved in the interview and discussions. Choose a Good Location For...
  • Help Young Talent Develop a Professional Mindset

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Depending on how long you have been in business, it can seem that the talent is getting younger and younger every year. The generational gaps we experience are not just in social environments, but are truly felt in the workplace as well. So, how do we help these young professionals develop the right mindset that will help our businesses grow? Develop Emotional Intelligence Many people that are entering the marketplace do not believe that social skills are necessary. In fact, somewhere around 69% of those that enter the workforce believe that people skills...

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