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Attracting Management Talent for Middle Market Companies

  The economy has growth, and the job market is better now than it has been in years. Finding top talent has never been an easy proposition, but with startup companies filled with perks like indoor basketball courts and catered lunches, and the salaries afforded by larger companies, how do you compete? The National Center for the Middle Market said that… Read more →

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Basic Growth Strategies for Your Business

As an established business, a growth strategy should always be in place. While maintaining current business health is a requirement for future sustainability, a clear plan for future growth and the areas in which you might grow is needed from the outset to ensure consistent growth over the long term with small steps.   Obviously some growth needs more than… Read more →

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Networking: Most of Us are Doing It Wrong

Everyone knows that success in a professional career can often hinge on networking. There is no price tag that can be put on having connections in business, not just for potential job opportunities, but for feedback, support, or potential business partners or connections you may professionally want later on. Just think of it like a tightrope walker. The wider your… Read more →

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Clear Communication For Better Business

As you probably already know, communication is one of the biggest common denominators between people who are successful. You can be a brilliant strategist, an expert at streamlined workflow, or the most detail-oriented person in the room, but that isn’t all it takes to be successful in business. You also need to be a confident and concise speaker. Other people… Read more →

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Good Reasons to NOT Take a Job

Often times, a job hunt in a professional environment can be grueling, exhausting, and depending on the circumstances of your current job, urgent. Even with great connections and a stellar resume, a professional trying to find the right fit can struggle for months with a job search. But this doesn’t mean that you should take the first thing that comes… Read more →

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Refreshing Your Resume: Reconnecting With a Lapsed Reference.

It’s very easy when you are employed and busy to let old professional contacts slip away. Past colleagues, bosses, and business relationships get put on the back burner. It’s natural. But now you’re in the job market again, looking for the perfect opportunity, and you’ve realized that it’s been months, maybe years since you’ve been in touch with your former… Read more →

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Leadership Goals for 2016

This list is by no means comprehensive, but focusing on these goals throughout the coming year could be pivotal to your growth and to the success of your business.               Practise diversity. Don’t just do this for your HR department quotas. Do it because in this day and age, you need all the input you can get. The more… Read more →

Intrinsic Rewards In The Workplace

Intrinsic Rewards in the Workplace.

  Motivational dynamics in a modern workplace have changed drastically with new working requirements, labor laws, and different worker expectations. Recent research explains the most important change has been the rise in the importance and weight of emotional (or intrinsic) rewards with the decline of of material (or extrinsic) rewards. Where did the popularity of intrinsic rewards come from, and… Read more →

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Human Resource Best Practices

Everybody is familiar with the human resource department of an organization. Typically the human resource department runs a lot of work in a company that most people aren’t privy to. This work can consist of bringing on new employees, handling current employees affairs (payroll, insurance plans, etc), and overall management of foundation level processes among many other responsibilities. Just as… Read more →