Give Your Eyes a Breather

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Think carefully: How many hours a day would you say you spend looking at some sort of screen? Include your phone, your computer, TV and tablets. If you’ve begun to cringe, you may want to read on to learn about how to keep your eyes healthy.  It’s good to give your eyes a break. Why… Read more »

Are You Really Present?

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Photographer Eric Pickersgill has put together a rather thought-provoking photo project where he took pictures of people doing everyday things but removed their “gadgets,” leaving images of people together but staring at their empty hands, as if they still had their smartphone or tablet. The title of the project is called “Removed,” which seems to… Read more »

Engage with Employees to Prevent Conflict

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While we all would love to have conflict-free workplaces, the fact we as humans tend to interact with each other daily means it will creep into the office in one form or another. Conflict breeds resentment, frustration, lack of work due to a host of reasons, and sometimes even affects employees’ health. As an employer,… Read more »

Take Responsibility

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Sometimes we want someone else to take control so we don’t have to…it’s easier to have another person run things. That also means we don’t have to shoulder the responsibility of accepting consequences if things go wrong. Yet while that may feel tempting, in the end we must take responsibility for what we do, both… Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Start Hiring?

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When your hiring needs intensify, have your resources ready to hire the strongest candidates. Employers who consider their needs ahead of time will know what sort of person they need to fill a position. Be proactive rather than reacting when someone leaves a position and you now have to scramble to fill. Work with a… Read more »

Interviewing to Hire Superstars

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Want to find the best candidates for your company? Sometimes it’s a matter of asking the right questions. Resumes, cover letters and references will give you a good measure of a candidate, but getting answers straight from the candidates can tell you who will really excel. So what should you ask? “How will you identify… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees From Turning into Workaholics

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We want our employees focused and working, right? But there’s a difference between working hard and becoming a workaholic, defined as “a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.” Working too much leads to burnout, as well as other problems. Here’s how you can help your employees avoid this all-too-common issue. Enforce… Read more »

Phone Interview? Why You Should Treat it Like the “Real Thing”

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The best part about a phone interview is you can relax about your appearance…no need to dress up or even get dressed if you don’t want — who’s going to see you? However, you may want to reconsider and treat your phone interview just like an in-person one, dressing and preparing for it the same… Read more »

It’s Time to Declutter Your Resume

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As you put together your resume, you want to show yourself off as a solid candidate. However, since resume readers take less than a minute to scan them, overwhelming the reader with too much detail can lead to the opposite effect: they’ll stop reading. Read on for some tips to clean up your resume, presenting… Read more »

Podcasts: The New Way to Learn

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It’s not always easy to stay on top of fast-changing news and trends in the business world when so many of us have extremely busy lives and over-filled schedules. How do you figure out what’s actually worth looking at or listening to, considering the barrage of information available? Enter podcasts. For the uninitiated, podcasts are… Read more »