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Sticking With Your Plans For 2014

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December 31, 2013
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Being that it's the time of year when most people make bold resolutions about reforming their bad habits and drink champagne out of the bottle, I thought that a post about actually sticking to your improvement goals would be useful. Every year we make the same promises to ourselves: "I am going to exercise every day" ...Continue Reading

How Criticism Affects The Brain

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December 30, 2013
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It might seem contradictory, but the point of criticism is not to criticize. What people are trying to do when they give criticism is elicit some sort of behavioral change in someone else by cluing them into the realities and implications of their actions. Unfortunately, people are chemically hard wired to go into ...Continue Reading

Millennials: Separating Fact From Fiction

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December 29, 2013
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Is it just me, or is every generation of the opinion that their successors are a bunch of no-account softies that have squandered and will squander all of the opportunities that are given to them? If you're a Baby Boomer, you probably thought that all the Generation Xer's were as doomed as Disco and cringed every time ...Continue Reading

Practical Interviewing

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December 26, 2013
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When testing a candidate's competency, many employers choose to use a practical test or an on hands evaluation of their skill set. This could be looking for bugs in a program or asking a potential PR person to write a press release for one of your company's recent accomplishments. While these sort of tests are very ...Continue Reading

How Telling Stories Can Help Your Personal and Professional Branding

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December 25, 2013
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When doing business, we are often thrust into situations in which cooperation is of the essence. Whether this is being introduced as a manager of a new team with a tight deadline or delivering a pitch to potential investors, the key is that you are able to communicate well enough to get your audience to go along with ...Continue Reading

Happy Holidays! Have a Holiday Laugh With Our #FindingSanta Characters!

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December 25, 2013
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We hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday! If you didn't catch it before, check out our #FindSanta pictures!...Continue Reading

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"Brainnnnssss...I mean...Pressseeennnttts!" #FindSanta

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December 25, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Finding Santa this season ended up being full of characters! When asked why this applicant wanted the job, he replied: "Braaaainnnssss....I mean, ppprrreeesseeennnttts!" We're pretty happy that Santa seems to have the job well in hand! Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks ...Continue Reading

Are Your Presents Arriving Singed? Might need to #FindSanta!

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December 24, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Finding Santa this season ended up being full of characters! This applicant had the great ability to fly her own sleigh, but the presents kept getting singed! Help us #FindSanta by joining us each day for a new themed Holiday picture! Follow us on Twitter & Facebook ...Continue Reading

#FindSanta "May the...Holiday Cheer Be With You!"

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December 24, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Finding Santa this season ended up being full of characters! "May the...Holiday Cheer Be With You?" That doesn't sound quite right! Help us #FindSanta by joining us each day for a new themed Holiday picture! Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for great behind the scenes ...Continue Reading

#FindSanta "Make it Snow"

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December 24, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference!...Continue Reading

T'Was The Night Before Christmas...

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December 23, 2013
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A Useful Trick for Giving Great Feedback

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December 22, 2013
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I've been talking a lot on this blog about feedback and the importance that it plays with both team engagement and retention. Management is a lot more than just making sure that people aren't playing footsie under the desk or goofing off on their phones. The role of the manager is to take both the broader view of the ...Continue Reading

#FindSanta "This is not the Santa you are looking for!"

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December 22, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference!...Continue Reading

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Don't Fall Asleep On The Job! #FindSanta

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December 20, 2013
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#FindSanta "Not Quite Santa's Magic!"

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December 19, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Finding Santa this season ended up being full of characters! The season wouldn't be the same without some magic, but this isn't quite Santa's magic! Help us #FindSanta by joining us each day for a new themed Holiday picture! Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for great ...Continue Reading

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The Case for the Homeless Programmer

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December 18, 2013
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photo courtesy of www.odditycentral.com With Christmas and the New Year approaching rapidly, it's important to take stock of both what we have and what we have to offer those around us. All of us encounter hundreds of people as we pass through our days: when we go out to get coffee, when we go on a run through the ...Continue Reading

"Gadgets & Gizmos Aplenty! But...can she drive a sleigh?" #FindSanta

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December 18, 2013
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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Finding Santa this season ended up full of characters! Our Little Mermaid has gadgets and gizmos aplenty, but can she drive a sleigh?! Help us #FindSanta by joining us each day for a new themed Holiday picture! Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for great behind the ...Continue Reading

Don't Take Burnout Lightly!

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December 17, 2013
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  You might have heard the Greek legend of Icarus. Icarus attempted to escape the Island of Crete by flying yet met a disastrous end. This legend has a modern day application, for like Icarus we burn the candle at both ends to meet our goals, obsessing over the details and giving little regard for ourselves in the ...Continue Reading

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Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference! Believe it! #FindSanta

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December 17, 2013
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  Hiring the right person makes all the difference! Otherwise you could have a Holiday Season filled with "Characters!" ;-) Join us every day leading up to the holiday for a different Holiday picture! This one has some hidden Holiday magic! Can you find it?!...Continue Reading

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Are Your Job Descriptions Boring?

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December 16, 2013
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Do you have a goal in mind when you sit down to write the ad for a job that you're trying to fill? Obviously you want to fill the job, but do you have any sort of plan or intention about how you want to represent that position to the world at large? A job ad is much like any other external communication that your ...Continue Reading

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Describing Yourself- Truth or Bragging?

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December 15, 2013
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What is the nicest complement you've gotten recently? Go ahead, think about it. Was it regarding the quality of your work or hair? Was it about how clean you leave the kitchen after you bake or how clean your new shoes are? Did someone say you were nice? Now, if you believe these people, then you might take what they ...Continue Reading

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Giving Criticism That Employees Will Respond To

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December 12, 2013
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How many compliment sandwiches have you eaten in your lifetime? Do they get delivered to you on the daily or have you been free from them since leaving the drama department in high school? For those who are unfamiliar, a compliment sandwich refers to delivering your criticism of a person's work between two ...Continue Reading

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Gollum's Hiring Lessons

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December 12, 2013
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In appreciation of Gollum and the release of the second film in the Hobbit Trilogy, here is an ode to the unsung hero of Middle Earth. Gollum is more than just his modelesque smile and Bieber-like haircut, he's a portrait of immeasurable perseverance, cunning and a relentlessly positive attitude. Gollum never gave up ...Continue Reading

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Good Leaders Can't Bare Grudges

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December 11, 2013
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When you can't forgive, it can be hard to get even. What I mean by this is that, even if you exact your wildest fantasies of retribution on that lady who never makes a fresh pot after taking the last cup of coffee or that jerk who stole your presentation 3 years ago, it might not give you the release that you're ...Continue Reading

How to Interview Like a Mind Reader

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December 11, 2013
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Figuring out what someone is really like to work within an hour or less can be tough. On interview day everyone is putting their best foot forward, both with their qualifications and their temperament. The crazy ones won’t come up to you and say “Hey, I’m going to completely derail a product launch next year!” and the ...Continue Reading

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Employee Retention Through Employee Connections

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December 10, 2013
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So, you're looking through a stack of resumes when all of the sudden, WHAM, you see it. It's the best resume you've ever laid eyes on, ever. You can hardly contain yourself as you give them a call, but you keep your cool "Hello this is Mr. Manager at Company Inc, I was wondering if you had some time next week for an ...Continue Reading

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Team Spread Too Thin? It Might Be Time To Hire

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December 09, 2013
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People are like jars of jam. Some are peachy, some are more tart and others just have too many strawberry seed floating around inside of them. They wake up every day, full of delicious sugary energy to spread all over the various toasted and untoasted tasks that their job requires them to complete. But, just like ...Continue Reading

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Are Robotic Deliveries the Future of Shipping?

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December 09, 2013
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Did you ever expect there to be a self driving car in your lifetime? How about a delivery bot dropping off your online Christmas haul directly at your doorstep? While it may sound like science fiction, this scenario could be approaching more on the order of a decades than some far distant future....Continue Reading

Managing Your Micromanagement

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December 05, 2013
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Does the sight of gross inefficiency or blatant lollygagging produce a near physical need to intervene? Do you find yourself explaining the ways in which you expect better internet service to your home router? Would you try to instruct home invaders on the proper way to tie someone's hands behind their back? If you ...Continue Reading

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How to Avoid Resume Tunnel Vision

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December 04, 2013
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Whether resumes are stacking up in your inbox or in a big pile on your desk, a sudden influx of these documents can leave you wondering which way is up. After reading through a few hundred resumes, they might start to all blend together into a single composite candidate, the great ones made to seem absolutely average ...Continue Reading

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Skill Gap vs Perception Gap: Who's Right About the Millennials?

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December 03, 2013
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Millennials are still having a tough time breaking the negative perceptions of the previous generations in the workplace. In case you haven't heard, Generation Y has been daubed the generation of entitlement and laziness by a number of op ed pieces from major magazines as well as the larger business community. Chances ...Continue Reading

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The Questions That Show You Which Candidates Measure Up

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December 02, 2013
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By now, most job seekers know that failing to respond when an interviewer asks “Do you have any questions?” is pretty much the kiss of death as far as that position is concerned. They know that, in order to have a shot, they need to demonstrate their knowledge of the interviewer’s company and convince them that ...Continue Reading

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Top 20 Hiring Cities 2013

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December 02, 2013
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Looking to find a job? Well look no further than America's Top 20 Hiring Cities. Based on data collected from Wanted Analytics, I've put together a list of the Top 20 Hiring Cities based on job volume. Keep in mind, just because these cities are hiring the most, it doesn't mean you should pull a "Fievel Goes West" and ...Continue Reading

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