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8 Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

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January 31, 2014
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Do you ever wish that you never had to sleep? While catching Z's feels great and leaves us refreshed, just think of all the extra time you'd have to do...well, freakin' anything! Sure, dreams can be cool (unless they're about flunking math in the nude), but TV is pretty much the same thing, right? When you take into ...Continue Reading

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How to Evaluate Candidates for Cultural Fit

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January 30, 2014
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Have you ever thought that you had a real winner on your hands? For example, let’s say that you need a lead developer to get a product launch back on schedule. After a few weeks, your A player comes striding through the door, dressed impeccably of course. They’re perfect: beautiful resume, completely charming, all the ...Continue Reading

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3 Signs That It's Time to Hire

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January 29, 2014
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With the recession and all of the pressure that it put on businesses throughout the world fading into the past, many of the companies that were hit hardest by the downturn are starting to get back to the way things were. The stock improves and people stop walking around with that grim, belt-tightening look on their ...Continue Reading

Dealing With Difficult Employee Behavior

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January 28, 2014
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No matter you industry or the size of your business, you will probably have to deal with some sticky employee situations at many points in your career. Whether it's a cataclysmic and highly public break up between two of your sales staff or a programmer that can't seem to understand that "Not Safe For Work" should ...Continue Reading

Hiring Metrics for Small Businesses

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January 27, 2014
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The best predictor of future success is past success. When you hire people, this is one of the core operating principals by which you make your ultimate decisions. You sift through resumes, call candidates on the phone and interview them to learn about what they've done, all so that you can see what they can do for ...Continue Reading

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3 Tips For Busting Procrastination

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January 26, 2014
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Working from home doesn't always work out so well. Not for getting work done anyways. There are excuses lurking around every corner in the 21st century. From the classic "I just really have to do the laundry right now," to excuses unique to our time in futuristic 2014 like: "I'll really get down to work after I get ...Continue Reading

Improving Your Workplace Relationships

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January 23, 2014
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Would you describe yourself as a people person? People people usually enjoy the company of the people around them, attempt to relate to others and allow them to relate back and aren't totally averse to small talk. You know: your classic, likable kind of guy or gal. Most of us aren't so lucky in this department. Social ...Continue Reading

Market Your Job Through Your Employees

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January 22, 2014
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If you've been doing anything but huddling in a Y2K bunker or vegitating in a coma for the past 10 years, then you've probably noticed that the social media explosion continues to reverberate throughout the world. There are currently 1.8 billion people on social media around the world and, if the 20% yearly increase ...Continue Reading

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Give Your Employees the Space They Need

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January 21, 2014
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Photo: The Guardian When it comes to your employees, do you think that there's a right way for them to be doing their work? Of course, a graphic designer should be working with something more advanced than Microsoft Paint, but I mean in ways besides the logistical requirements of peoples' day to day. Even if you don't ...Continue Reading

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Why We Work Ourselves to Death

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January 20, 2014
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Generally, the term "Workoholic" is used with about as much seriousness as the term "Chocoholic" or such phrases like "I'm so addicted to House of Cards." Indeed, the show "Workoholics" is about anything but the damage that overworking can wreak on the personal relationships of those who can't tear themselves away ...Continue Reading

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Happy MLK Day!

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January 19, 2014
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Today, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Junior, one of the most influential Americans in our country's history. Dr. King helped to lead the millions involved in the civil rights movement of the 60's and he helped capture the hope and spirit of the people that fought with him for equal rights. I am, of ...Continue Reading

People Want Criticism More than Praise

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January 16, 2014
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A lot of the time, it's not what you say, but how you say it. For instance, the statement, "I think that there's a lot that you could do to improve your work" when delivered sarcastically could convey that there actually isn't any need for the person in question to improve. Either that or they'll think that you don' t ...Continue Reading

A Better Way to Fill Your Programming Jobs

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January 15, 2014
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Technology jobs continue to be some of the most difficult positions to fill for most companies. For one thing, you're competing for talent with the "best companies to work for" in the United States, tech titans like Facebook and Google (ever heard of em?). While they certainly don't employ all of the programmers in ...Continue Reading

Solutions For Working With Negative People

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January 14, 2014
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Have you ever met someone who thought the world was against them? At first you probably sympathize with them as they vent about the time that they got fired for not taking the blame for a mistake that they didn't make or about that guy at Subway who refuses to serve them anymore. Boy, this person's life sure is tough, ...Continue Reading

70% of American Workers Are Disengaged, How 'Bout You?

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January 13, 2014
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Would you work if you didn't have to? For instance, if I handed you a winning lotto ticket today, would you show up at your job tomorrow? Showing up to quit doesn't count. It's okay if you wouldn't, in fact you're in the huge majority when it comes to American workers. According to the 2013 "State of the American ...Continue Reading

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Performance Reviews: Love Em’ or Leave Em’

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January 13, 2014
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The Darkside of Performance Reviews The workplace can be quite a serious setting. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean somber. Many workplaces (like mine) have lots of decorations around and you’re even allowed to make eye contact and all that good stuff. What I mean by a “serious setting” is that people don’t take what ...Continue Reading

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The Science of Influence: What Makes Us Say Yes

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January 12, 2014
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Do you ever wonder how much control you actually have over other people? Sure, you probably get your coffee whenever you order it; but what's actually going on when we respond to each others requests? What gets us to say yes to other people? Well, luckily enough, there's an awesome little video that discusses the ...Continue Reading

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How Being Rich Affects Your Brain

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January 09, 2014
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While you might have suspected that becoming rich can turn otherwise reasonable people into self-entitled jerks, new research out of UC Berkeley may have implicated a direct link between money and meanness. The first of the tests covered in Paul Piff's Ted Talk involved recording players of a rigged game of Monopoly ...Continue Reading

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The First Steps to Improving Your Hiring Function

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January 08, 2014
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As we embark on the journey that is 2014, we must remember that a new year brings with it the chance for renewal, the opportunity for us to let our concerns be swept away like so many Autumn leaves. Or not. Most likely, you have the same problems that you did before the holidays. Though making resolutions and getting ...Continue Reading

Who's Got the Power: Interviewer or Interviewee?

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January 07, 2014
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When you go into a job interview, do you think of the person across from you as your equal? In the classic job interview model, there is a clear power imbalance between the employer and the job seeker. In this classic model, the job seeker comes to the interview to wow the employer with their qualifications and ...Continue Reading

Don't be a Zebra, Stand Out

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January 06, 2014
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It doesn't pay to blend in with the crowd. Unless you're a zebra then your whole existence is predicated on blending into the big black and white stripped mass of your zebra buddies in order to confuse the lions, cheetahs and leopards (oh my!). The solitary zebra sticks out like the sorest of thumbs out in the tall ...Continue Reading

Dodging the Straight Shot to Management

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January 05, 2014
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The way that management works in this country can be a little counter intuitive. When an employee has demonstrated that they're really great at the hands on kind of work that a team is doing, the way that we often reward them is to make them manager of that team or some aspect of that team. While understanding what is ...Continue Reading

How to Speak Like a Professional

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January 02, 2014
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In order to be understood the way that you want to be, it's not just what you say, but how you say it. If you say "Let’s eat people" to someone in a monotone while browsing the internet on your phone, chances are that the words themselves just won't cut it. In writing, we have to watch the punctuation because they ...Continue Reading

Parties and The Workplace

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January 01, 2014
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Did you have work parties scheduled this year? Besides their intrinsic capacity for inspiring awkwardness as you attempt to relate to the people that you work with in a non-working capacity while you're still at work, workplace functions can lead to some truly embarrassing situations. Let me give you a scenario. It's ...Continue Reading