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How to Show Your Employees That You Care

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May 30, 2014
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There are things that either make or break the high spirits of your employees. Some of the most important things that you should be leveraging to increase the engagement of your staff are the managers that you select and the company image that you relate to your employees. If your employees aren't quite sure what your ...Continue Reading

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Hiring for Higher Engagement

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May 29, 2014
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A lot of people look at employee disengagement as a problem that starts with bad managers or bad employee policies and ends up with some costly retention and productivity problems. While bad bosses and too much work certainly do the lion's share to de-motivate workers around the country, building employee engagement ...Continue Reading

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Building Employee Engagement With Referrals

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May 29, 2014
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As a small business owner, you have a unique opportunity when it comes to hiring for your company. Unlike at larger organizations, you have complete oversight on who gets hired, which makes it a whole lot easier to make hires that can work well with each other. Besides the small business model lending itself to more ...Continue Reading

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Why are so Many Employees Disengaged?

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May 28, 2014
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Have you ever taken a job that you were incredibly excited about, only to find that it ended up driving you crazy? Was it the person you reported to? The people you worked with? The company itself? Working somewhere that you'd rather not is a universal professional experience. You've done it, I've done it and the ...Continue Reading

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Boosting Employee Engagement isn't Brain Surgery

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May 27, 2014
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Happy employees are productive employees. As a small business owner, you need to get as much as you can out of each and every one of your workers. The investment that you make in recruiting, hiring and training new employees is too great to let those new employees flounder in the months and years after they join your ...Continue Reading

Building Blocks

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May 23, 2014
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It's 3D Good!

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May 23, 2014
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Avoiding Masculine Norms in the Workplace

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May 22, 2014
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Though women in the United States are on a much more equal terms with men compared to other countries in the world, the two sexes are still far from equal. Though half of the workforce in this country is comprised of women, they still earn less than their male counterparts. According to the White House, women who work ...Continue Reading

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Effort to Replace All of Congress Receives Award for Best Employment Online Campaign

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May 21, 2014
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Times May Change But These Best Practices Won't

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May 21, 2014
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There's no denying that the professional landscape has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. For one thing, technology and the internet play a larger role in business today than ever before. Now, I don't mean technology companies, I mean the communications and data technologies that have become such an ...Continue Reading

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Millennials in the Workplace

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May 20, 2014
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Does it ever feel like the most recent generation is always portrayed as the most incompetent, lazy and helpless people on the planet? If you've ever heard somebody say "kids these days..." and trail off with a slow shake of the head, then you know what I'm talking about. Generation Y, or the Millennials as they're so ...Continue Reading

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The Surprising Truth About Remote Workers

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May 20, 2014
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This week on the HireMojo blog is all about changing norms in the workplace, which is why today's post is going to focus on one of the biggest changes to the professional landscape in the past few decades: working remotely. With the expansion of communications technology that the internet has provided, it's possible ...Continue Reading

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Which Clothes are Work Appropriate? Depends Where you Work!

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May 18, 2014
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Dressing professionally means a whole lot of different things to a whole lot of different people. Not only does work appropriate ware vary greatly by industry, the sort of clothes that employees should and shouldn't wear is, and has been, highly dependent on the employer. For instance, if you asked the head of an ...Continue Reading

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The Pros and Cons of Working for a Small Business

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May 15, 2014
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As a job seeker, finding a company that's a great fit for you both personally and professionally can be frustrating at times. The good news is that businesses, like people, come in all sizes and shapes and there's almost certainly a company out there that's as good a match for you as you are for it. While the products ...Continue Reading

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Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods: A Delicious Small Business Success Story

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May 14, 2014
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For many entrepreneurs, the first spark of a business model often starts with observing a hole in the market. The point at which a frustrated or curious consumer steps into the small business world is a tenuous time, the complications of which can either make or break the fledgling business. In these uncertain times, ...Continue Reading

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How Small Businesses Impact The Job Market

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May 14, 2014
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Job creation was one of the biggest talking points in the last presidential election. Back in the heat of the race, it seemed like you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing something about jobs, how there aren't enough jobs or who's to blame for the unemployment rate. Another popular talking point related to ...Continue Reading

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Small Businesses Drive America's Economy

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May 13, 2014
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Often times, when we think of which companies are responsible for creating huge numbers of jobs or bring in huge amounts of revenue, we think of companies that are, well...huge. When we think of job creators, it's usually the massive car manufacturers of Detroit or the tech giants of Silicon Valley that get the credit ...Continue Reading

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National Small Business Week Kicks Off at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco

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May 11, 2014
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San Francisco is known across the world for its iconic bridges, its expensive parking meters and its fierce entrepreneurial spirit. In San Francisco alone, there are over 4,500 startups currently in business, and this is in a city that's only 46 square miles! The only area with a higher concentration of startups is ...Continue Reading

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Attracting the Right Talent to Your Company

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May 08, 2014
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Depending on what industry or area you're in, there's a good chance that you're trying pull candidates from the same pool as companies with worldwide brand recognition. While this might sting when your brilliant IT guy decides to jump ship to design air tanks for NASA or work on the next Iphone, don't let the appeal ...Continue Reading

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Going Beyond Your Personal Filters For Great Hires!

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May 07, 2014
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No matter how open minded you might think you are, there's no denying that everybody has their own personal filters and preferences. You like zucchinis but you hate cucumbers. You love history but you can't stand the History Channel. Though we can't control what our preferences are, we certainly can control how we ...Continue Reading

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Employee Input is Great for Job Descriptions

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May 06, 2014
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When you extend a job offer, there's a reason that you include the job description along with the legal documents that they need to sign. For the most part, the job description is the rubric by which an employee's performance is measured. It's the legally binding list of skill requirements and responsibilities that, ...Continue Reading

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Why Communication is Important in Hiring

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May 06, 2014
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Communication is one of the most under-rated skills in business. Most people think that it's technical prowess or a keen sense of finances that make for a successful business, but, without proper communication between different departments at your company, things tend to fall apart. Your business probably won't ...Continue Reading

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Things That Matter to Hiring Managers

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May 05, 2014
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In the final stages of the candidate search, the competition can be fierce. If you're a job seeker that's made it to the last handful of candidates, you can bet that the people you're competing with have just as good, if not better, credentials than you do. They probably all have degrees relevant to the position, ...Continue Reading

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Things That You Shouldn't Tell HR

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May 02, 2014
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If your organization gets large enough, the need to standardize employee policy and manage grievances will arise naturally. This is the point at which most companies choose to institute a Human Resources department. Now, even though HR does work to protect employees from exploitation by the company, HR's primary ...Continue Reading

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Getting Americans Back to Work

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May 01, 2014
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They say that it's a recession when your neighbor loses their job and a depression when you lose your job. Though the effects of the Subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 have faded in intensity, the job market has yet to fully recover. Many employers today are unable or unwilling to invest in bringing on full time ...Continue Reading