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What are your core values? In other words, what do you stand for and why? Any company worth working for has a clear answer to this question — and you should as well. Do it both for your personal and professional self. Who are you and what do you stand for? What words or phrases… Read more »

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When considering your next hire, think not only about wanting someone with experience, but also someone who can grow within the position and take it head-on. For this, you need to hire for both potential and positive attitude. Avoid the “experience trap.” Too often companies automatically assume that past performance indicates future success. But more importantly,… Read more »

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You may not know this but eating certain food before going to sleep may help you sleep better. Ensuring quality sleep helps us boost our immune systems, keeps our brains and digestion healthy, and may reduce our risk of getting some chronic illnesses. Why not make a few strategic diet changes to help promote a… Read more »

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If you exercise regularly, you know a quality workout consists not only of the exercise itself, but also the warmup and cool down for it to be the most effective. Yet too often we skip these steps because we just want to finish the workout. However, the warmup and cool down will make your workout… Read more »

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We all have some stress or tension in our lives, but sometimes it seems it takes over everything. Or a situation arises that throws off our equilibrium, engulfing us in tension whether personal or professional. How do we work through it and find our balance again? Get moving. This doesn’t mean to run away from… Read more »

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As the job market has gotten better, the pool of candidates has shrunk. It has become more difficult to find great candidates. In fact, a 2015 Talent Shortage Survey showed in that year, nearly 40 percent of the 41,700 hiring managers surveyed said they were having trouble filling jobs. Fortunately, with a few tips, you… Read more »

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Of course, you want to make the best impression possible on your employer, and you can take several concrete steps to show yourself as a top employee. By accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative, you can make it happen, putting yourself in the best position to excel. Offer solutions instead of problems. In every… Read more »

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When you exercise, how do you feel after you’ve finished? How long does it take before that feeling of exhaustion and fatigue goes away? If you stick mostly to rest and some water, there are other steps you can take as well to help you speed up your recovery. Stretch. When you exercise, how do you… Read more »

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We all know employers consider your experience and skills in terms of the specific role they want you to fill. But what about the other skills that can have just as much importance, such as empathy, encouraging others and keeping calm in the face of stress? You may think these soft skills either come naturally or… Read more »

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We’ve written before about hiring for empathy, and now it’s time to consider hiring for adaptability. On any given day on a job, things may not go as planned. The employee who can roll with the unexpected is one you’ll want working for you. The only constant is change. You want to avoid hiring someone… Read more »