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6 Reasons Texas Is the New Place to Be

Did you know that half of the 10 fastest-growing  U.S. cities are in Texas? There are a lot of reasons for this, including jobs and housing affordability. Are you a proud Texan already or are you thinking about moving to a new place with amazing year-round weather? Before you make any decisions, here are six reasons Texas is the new place to be in the U.S. right now. Lots of Jobs The state of Texas [...]

4 Ways to Get People to Take HR More Seriously

Human resources plays a vital role in the health of any company. Even small companies that don’t believe they need dedicated HR departments can benefit from experts who have strong HR knowledge. But even in companies where HR managers do play an important role, they may not be taken seriously by employees. They may be looked at as gatekeepers of policy and fringe benefits. In order to get the respect you need in your HR [...]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Resume

Spring has sprung, and that probably means you’ve spent time cleaning out your closet and watching the Marie Kondo series on Netflix while you determine what sparks joy. But does your resume spark joy? When was the last time you spruced it up? You can spring clean your resume and now is a great time to make that happen. Here are some tips to get you started. Replace your objective. Many people still have an [...]

Is Your Management Style the Reason Your Top Employees Are Quitting?

Did you know people don’t quit jobs? What they quit are bad bosses. Dissatisfaction with employment is rarely about the work but rather their ability to work with the people in the organization, especially management. An incompatible boss can be a major problem, so make sure you’re not causing discontent in the workplace with your own management style. While you can’t change how other people act, you can change the way you act toward them. [...]

Here Are 4 Tips For Owning Up to Mistakes at Work

Everyone makes mistakes. But what happens when that mistake is at work and so egregious that you’re concerned about what happens next? Before you panic, you should consider the ways you can make amends before the problem gets out of hand. Here are four tips for owning up to your mistakes at work before it’s too late.   Take Responsibility Far too often, we feel the need to pass the buck when we’ve made a [...]

How Much Time Does Hiring REALLY Take?

You have a hiring need, so you start the ball rolling to find the right candidate for your open position. But how long does that process actually take? The numbers are all over the map in terms of the length of time it’ll take you to source, interview and hire a qualified employee, but two months isn’t out of the question. What can you do about it as a hiring manager? Before you begin the [...]

Having Trouble Showing up on Time to Work? Try These 3 Time Management Tips!

Are you someone who can’t be on time to any function no matter how hard you try? Maybe you’ve lost a job due to chronic lateness or you don’t speak to old friends any more because you missed to many events. Being unreliable is a problem at all levels, and being late to work can be really bad for your career. Learning to be on time may not be as complicated as you think. Consider [...]

How to Spot Lies on a Candidate’s Resume

Just because it happens all the time doesn’t mean it’s right. Lying on a resume is one of those things. Many job seekers feel like they need to embellish their backgrounds to get an employer to call them, but the opposite is clearly true. A candidate who lies on their resume may not be able to handle the functions of the job as they’ve described. How do you avoid a bad hire by spotting common [...]

How to Regain Your Work-Life Balance

No one is quite sure how work and life seemed to bleed into one another in our culture. It may have been the advent of the BlackBerry, the predecessor to today’s smartphone. Suddenly, employers were able to contact their team members at all hours of the day and night. And for a while, we bought it. It was just the way things were done. Today, we’re rebelling against that notion once again. We want to [...]

Find New Employees You LOVE With These 3 Tips

Love is in the air in February. And not just romantic love spurred by the marketing monster that is Valentine’s Day, but also a general appreciation for those around us. Remember when we were little kids and we signed small Valentine cards for everyone in our class? It wasn’t about match-making, it was about appreciating everyone around us. You can have that same appreciation for the people who work with you when you hire the [...]