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  • The 5 Most Vital Credentials For Today’s Workplace

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you have a college degree or not, any job you apply for requires you to have credentials of some kind. A college degree and years of experience are the most common credentials employers look for in a new hire. Here are 5 important credentials for today’s workplace that most people may not consider. 1. Problem Solving You solve problems every day. From traffic detours to project management, there are always problems to solve. Problem-solving skills are a necessary credential in any workplace. An employer wants someone who can think quickly and offer...
  • What to Do The Night Before an Interview

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Do you get all stressed out the night before an interview? If you allow yourself to get frazzled, you’ll set yourself up to fail. Preparation is all you need for success. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”(Benjamin Franklin) Don’t let that be your story. Instead, implement the following six things the night before you have an interview: • Know where you are going If you haven’t already driven by the location of the interview, then try to. Print out directions and look them over on...
  • Dealing with Complainers Effectively

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Any supervisor or manager deals with complainers in the workplace at some point. There are employees who complain about their co-workers or about the company itself. Complaining is hard to stop but you can deal with it effectively if you put a plan in place. Complaining Is Harmful Sadly, there are people who are chronic complainers. This is difficult for others in the workplace and creates a negative atmosphere. This eventually hurts everyone in the business. So, how can you deal with complaints that are hard to resolve? Handling initial complaints will help...
  • Want to be a Mentally Tough Leader? Develop These 6 Habits

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Some of the most effective leaders are those who are mentally strong. They may not be leading with a specific style, but they have practiced specific mental habits. Outstanding leaders tend to form 6 particular habits. 1. They Lead With A “Serve First” Mentality This means leaders set clear instructions and goals. They are not afraid to establish authority with those around them. Mentally tough leaders work at establishing respect from those they are leading. If you are responsible for decision making, you want to include decisions that will benefit your employees. Thereby...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Use Assessments

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Assessments are extremely valuable and quite possibly the most underutilized took when it comes to hiring. Companies need to take the extra step as they try to hire and have an assessment done for each candidate. You need to REALLY know who you are hiring and if they are the best choice for your business. 5 Reasons You Should Use Assessments Include: 1. Too expensive not to! If you hire before your candidate has been through an assessment then you significantly increase your chances to have to rehire for the position. Talk about...
  • Why Sales People Fail

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Not everyone is a natural salesperson. Salespeople come and go in companies because they will either sink or swim. If you love sales, stay organized, believe in your product and are urgent to make that sale happen, then you’ll do well. The salespeople that are lacking these qualities tend to fail miserably. Sales people fail for these reasons: Disorganization People in sales need to be organized. After all, they are balancing so many “balls in the air” at one time. The goal is to build up your product, meet with potential clients and...
  • Emotions Affect Company Morale and Performance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotions in the workplace, whether positive or negative can have a short-term or long-lasting effect on employees and the business. Some employees, without ever realizing it, have the power to bring workplace morale down in the blink of an eye. This is usually with a negative side comment or from an angry glance. Whether it is the employee’s personality, a problem they are experiencing at home, or the fact that they are simply unhappy at work, their negative attitude can spread like wildfire throughout the office. All employees experience different moods throughout the...
  • Recruiting Top Talent – Show Them You Have What They Want

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? What are the best practices to recruit top talent for your company?  How does an employer show quality, talented job seekers that they have what they want? Bottom line, you have to stand out as a company.  The most talented interviewees will be sought after and your window is small to get THE right person to join your team. As you interview, be sure to include information about the following: Long Term Potential: The most top notch job seekers want long term potential. They may not stick with your company for years and...
  • Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Have you been wondering if your business is ready for the cloud? Many companies have asked the question but are not quite ready to take that leap. Honestly, the nature of your business is what may dictate how ready you are for cloud computing. To quickly define, cloud computing is a service that delivers and stores data for you. The cloud is not a product like software that you install but rather gives you remote access. Businesses are increasingly moving toward the cloud because it enables data to be stored on external servers...
  • The Fine Line between Internet Marketing and Spam

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Savvy business owners who take advantage of Internet marketing realize there is a fine line between marketing and spam and orchestrate their marketing campaigns to gain the maximum amount of exposure without running the risk of being viewed as spam. The definition of spam is open to interpretation but most people agree on the fact that spam is equivalent to the junk mail you receive. In general, spam is unsolicited emails which may be a part of an advertising campaign. The term spam can also apply to message board postings which may also...

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