5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting Our Careers

Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! Today’s Question: The transition from college to career can be a difficult one. In

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Why the Conventional Wisdom About Job-Hopping Millennials Is Wrong

ased on hundreds of interviews colleagues and I have conducted with millennials, we’ve concluded that many of them want job security a lot more than people think they do. They saw the devastating effects of layoffs on people’s lives during the Great Recession and its aftermath, and are concerned about finding themselves in a similar

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Bad Timing Will Cost You Good Employees

Employers are looking for the best ways to retain new employees – an important goal considering how easy it is for employees to jump ship for new opportunities in today’s economy. However, it can be difficult for many employers to discern between times when they should try to retain an employee and times when they

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Is Company Culture Overrated? [Infographic]

  The answer, which you may have seen coming a mile away, is “No.” That’s good news; otherwise, a lot of us would have wasted many, many hours of our lives talking about, writing about, building, and maintaining organizational cultures. According to a new infographic from commercial real estate leasing marketplace TheSquareFoot, company culture is

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10 Quick Tips For Conflict Management

Like most Conflict Management is not my favorite subject. Nor am I an expert as I have an unresolved conflict currently brewing that I need to heed my own advice on. However, in human resources you often have to be a mediator of conflict between coworkers and manager/employee disagreements. Other times you simply have to

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Are You Wasting Your Time In The Wrong Job Market?

Who quibbles about nickels and dimes when they are in pain? If you want to step up to the high-altitude job market where decisions are made quickly and nobody wastes time with nonsense like asking job-seekers “What’s your greatest weakness?” you’ve got to focus on the Business Pain you solve! Here’s what I learned about

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3 Reasons You Can’t Motivate Yourself At Work Anymore — And How To Overcome Each One

  We’ve all faced days at the office where we’re just not feeling motivated. Off days happen to everyone and it’s tough—if not unrealistic—to constantly do your best work. There are bound to be times when you procrastinate too much, lack focus or struggle to start important projects. http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2016/06/20/3-reasons-you-cant-motivate-yourself-at-work-anymore-and-how-to-overcome-each-one/#286c0b5d2319

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Dangers of “Hiring in your image”‘

On a fairly frequent basis I hear hiring managers make the statement that “when interviewing new candidates I try and find someone who is just like me to bring into the organization.” I can understand the tendency to do so. If they are just like the hiring manager there is likely to be less of

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Shortsighted Rules That Make Good People Quit

  It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, because they have the most options. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shortsighted-rules-make-good-people-quit-dr-travis-bradberry

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Are millennials redefining workplace culture?

The workplace has become a psychological battlefield and the millennials have the upper hand, because they are tech savvy, with every gadget imaginable almost becoming an extension of their bodies. They multitask, talk, walk, listen, type, and text. And their priorities are simple: they come first. ~Morley Safer https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/millennials-redefining-workplace-culture-sriniwasan-srini-ramaswamy

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Calling It Quits? Do It the Right Way!

You’ve been unhappy for some time in your present position. It could be due to conflicts with your manager or coworkers, to lack of advancement opportunities, to salary concerns, or to any number of other issues. You’ve considered all of your options, have weighed the pros and cons involved with each, and have even considered

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How to Start Your New Job Off on the Right Foot

In the most difficult of cases, a job search can take a year or more. The process is grueling and emotionally exhausting. You spend many days and lots of money perfecting your look, networking with new people, and trying to find the perfect fit. Once you finally find that perfect, it’s easy to think that things will be smooth

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Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn’t Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach. The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual

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Unique Habits of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unique-habits-ridiculously-likeable-people-dr-travis-bradberry

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