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In 2020 Soft Skills Are Irreplaceable

Candidates who have ‘soft skills’ – otherwise known as people skills – are a valuable addition to the workplace and can be invaluable to the success of a company. Soft skills are generally seen as personal attributes, like negotiation, networking, conflict resolution,...

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Your Team Is Burned Out. Here’s How To Turn It Around

When teams start to underperform or lose focus, burnout is often to blame. The World Health Organization categorizes burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The costs of burnout can...

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Here’s 7 Ways To Properly Manage Millennials

Data from the Pew Research Center says Millennials, as of 2016, make up the largest portion of the workforce. Many companies realize the Millennial generation possess skills, interests, abilities, and backgrounds that differ significantly from older employees. Smart...

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Should You Drug Test Your Team?

HR professionals always have a lot to think about, but the question of drug testing employees remains a complicated and stressful issue. Some workplaces argue drug testing invades a worker’s privacy. Others say testing promotes a safe and productive environment. In...

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These Secrets Will Help Keep Your Employees Happy

In a competitive business world, attracting and keeping top talent can be difficult. Businesses often offer enticing benefits to try to lure staffers away from other companies. Retaining employees for the long term has several key benefits. It presents an image of...

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Master These 6 Skills to Become a Great Leader

Great leaders inspire. Whether someone is a project manager or a top-level executive, effective leadership skills help motivate team members, and foster communication and proper delegation so work gets done.  Strong leadership skills are always in demand. Hiring...

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Here Are 5 Signs Your Top Talent Might Leave Soon

Hiring new employees is a challenge for many companies. Managers often worry about who they should bring on and whether they will be a good fit. That’s where many companies stop when it comes to dealing with employees. This can be a big mistake. Employees who decide...

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