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Body Language Hacks for Your Next Interview

Your interview is your chance to make the best face-to-face impression. You’ve already given the hiring manager a snapshot of your background and experience with your resume, but now you need to impress them with your personality, communication and personal interaction skills. Have you thought much about your body language? Here are some ways to make sure your body language is making the right impression when you meet with the hiring manager. Maintain appropriate eye [...]

How to Manage Employee Conflicts

Avoiding conflict is a natural behavior. Most people have an urge for fight or flight when faced with an uncomfortable situation. If your instinct is to flee, that’s normal; however, if you find yourself in the middle of conflict the trick is to figure out how to handle it. If you’re a manager trying help your team avoid or better manage employee conflicts, there are a few things that can make it a little easier. [...]

4 Benefits of Temp Work

Almost everyone has considered doing temp work from time to time, but is it really worth it? What can it provide you in terms of flexibility or other benefits? In fact, more people are opting for contingent work, and many companies are using temporary staff to fill critical roles in their organizations. If you’re thinking about temping, here are some benefits to keep in mind. Keeps You Active in the Workforce Anyone who tries to [...]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Temporary Employees

A short-term employee is a great way to handle a variety of situations in your office. You can ensure essential work for your project is completed on time, have coverage when a trusted employee is out of the office, or just have an extra pair of hands when needed. But what could you be missing when you bring a temp on your staff? There are a few mistakes companies make, but they’re entirely preventable. Here [...]

Try This 1-Minute Trick to Walk into an Interview Confident

With movies like the Avengers franchise and Wonder Woman breaking out of genre entertainment and into the mainstream, all of us watch these superheroes onscreen and think about a fantasy world where we would all have their confidence. And it’s quite possible to have the same hero-level confidence without putting on a super suit. There is a one-minute trick, called a power pose, that can help build your confidence before walking into your next interview. [...]

How to Make Workplace Safety Part of Your Company Culture

You may not think much about safety, especially in an office environment. Most people assume safety protocol is important for warehouse or industrial spaces. While that is certainly true, safety should be a priority for every business and every department. How do you reinforce safety for your entire organization?   It’s critical you create a culture around safety that will improve the overall experience for everyone. Here are some of the best ways to make [...]

Are Unhappy Employees Costing Your Business Money?

They say one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. That’s true when it comes to your employees as well. One unhappy employee can negatively influence the attitude and behavior of your entire workplace and, ultimately, impact your bottom line. What happens when this employee negativity begins to cost your business money? How can you make positive improvements to employee morale to retain top talent and your company integrity? It may be easier than you [...]

How to Address Being Fired From a Previous Job in an Interview

At the time it happens, being fired can feel like the end of your career. But it doesn’t have to be. After a period of self-pity, which is perfectly acceptable, it’s time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. By recovering from these mistakes and moving on, you can grow as a professional and possibly find an even better position for your long-term goals and aspirations. But to find that next job, you need [...]

How to Build a Resume When You Don’t Have a Lot of Experience

For job seekers just out of school or for those who might be transitioning from one career type to another, resumes can seem impossible. How do you convey your interest in the job and your ability to handle the duties when you don’t have a lot of experience? There is a lot of advice for resume writing online, and not all of it is perfect. Use the following five tips to build a resume without [...]

4 Steps to Help Welcome Temporary Employees onto Your Team

Every new employee takes time to adjust to a new position. But imagine how this affects short-term, temporary employees differently. Their first days on the job can set the tone for the entire assignment. It’s common for temp workers to feel left out of team activities, but that doesn’t make it ok. Managers should ensure every team member, temporary or full-time, feels like they belong starting on their very first day. Here are a few [...]