Candidate Failed Background Check — What Do I Do Now?

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It’s always exciting to find a candidate who seemingly checks all your boxes. This makes it even more surprising when they fail your standard background check. Whether they were dishonest about their criminal past, padded their education history, or failed a drug test, you can’t ignore these red flags. Of course, there are always exceptions…. Read more »

How to Improve Workplace Diversity

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You want your company to be a place where everyone feels welcome regardless of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Things aren’t currently terrible at your workplace but you know there’s room for improvement — and so does your team. More than half (55%) of U.S. employees believe their company should do more to… Read more »

Confronting Employee Theft — What You Need to Know

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You want to think the best of every person on your team, but right now, something just isn’t adding up. Whether inventory or cash keeps mysteriously disappearing, your gut feeling is screaming something is up. It’s important to nip theft in the bud quickly, but wisely. Here’s some advice to help you take control of… Read more »

Could Your Job Listings Be Keeping You From Attracting Top Talent?

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A job description is the first impression your open position makes on candidates. If it doesn’t properly sell it, top talent won’t apply. Many companies make the mistake of posting the same old job description every time a position becomes available. This classic mistake is a huge deterrent for quality candidates because jobs change with… Read more »

How Important is Company Culture to You? And Why It Should Be

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The right job for you is more than just a skills match. If the company culture doesn’t align with your personality, you won’t last. Composed of several key components — i.e., work environment, mission, values, expectations — culture defines what it’s like to work for a particular company. A job might seem like a dream… Read more »

How to Deal With a Work Disagreement

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Most workplaces are filled with a group of unique personalities. This can be largely positive, as different types of people are needed to create a successful business. However, working closely with anyone — especially those very different than you — is bound to cause friction sometimes. If you’re in the midst of a conflict with… Read more »

5 Things to Know About Generation Z

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A new group of young professionals has entered the workforce. The eldest members of Generation Z — born from 1995 to 2010 — started graduating college about two years ago, so it’s possible you already have a few on your team. If not, get ready, because they’re coming. Generation Z shares many similarities with millennials,… Read more »

Four Tips to Improve Your Team’s Communication Skills in the New Year

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There’s no better time to start fresh than a new year. Now is the perfect opportunity to start thinking about ways to make your team even stronger. If a lack of communication was an issue last year, now is the time to find a solution. It’s hard to move forward when signals are constantly crossed,… Read more »

8 Pieces of Advice Every Manager Needs to Hear

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Serving as a manager is about more than just being in charge. As the boss, you set the tone for your team, and they need you to be great. Much of the job involves learning by doing, because  there’s no playbook explaining how to handle every situation you’ll face. Whether you’re a new manager or… Read more »

5 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Supervisors

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Becoming a manager is a huge career milestone. Whether you were promoted or just landed a job at a new company, you’re probably equal parts excited and terrified. Working in a supervisory role is a huge adjustment, but you can do it. Mistakes will be made, so cut yourself some slack and vow to learn… Read more »