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Having Trouble Hiring and Retaining the best IT Professionals?

If so here is some insight into current market conditions and trends in the IT Staffing industry. As I am sure you are aware the current market for IT Professionals is very tight and there is a shortage of qualified … Continue reading

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Don’t Join a Winning Team…

Don’t join a winning team. Make your team win instead. Sure, people have flaws, they are human beings in the first place, and the human condition is hardly perfect. That is precisely why a good leader can transform an ordinary … Continue reading

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Embrace the Change!

Opposition. If you don’t encounter some, you are probably doing it wrong. ‘Going with the flow’ means lack of innovation, risk-taking, initiative, etc. Staying ‘safe’ by avoiding challenge maybe the surest way to be at risk (of losing your job, … Continue reading

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Fear of change is… still fear.

Would you do it for free? In my experience we excel at what we enjoy, what we would do if no payment was involved. Obviously we all need to pay bills and need an income, so working ‘for free’ may … Continue reading

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Flex-Time: Why Your Company Should Offer It

A couple of generations ago, you could have a “Father-Knows-Best,” 9 to 5 schedule at an office or factory job, complete with a two-martini happy hour and still attract the best talent. Those days are no more – due to … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Florida – A Case Study

Florida has the world going for it: A warm climate that makes it a popular retirement destination for “snowbirds” from the northeast, beautiful, sandy beaches, an abundance of beautiful women, and Burn Notice, filmed in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, that … Continue reading

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Self-Employment’s Hidden Costs

With unemployment stubbornly sticking north of 8 percent, the prospect of self-employment becomes more and more tempting. A significant number of the unemployed or under-employed are forced into unemployment out of economic necessity. Some of you will jump at the … Continue reading

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So ObamaCare is Constitutional. Now What?

And so it has come to pass that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” constitutional, albeit by the thinnest of margins. The Justices ruled, 5-4, that justifying the so-called “mandate” under … Continue reading

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Mood Tracker Survey: Workers Will Move To Where They Are Recognized

“Doing a good deed is like wetting your pants in a dark suit. It gives you a warm feeling, but nobody notices.” I got that line from a Peanuts cartoon when I was 8 years old. I haven’t seen the … Continue reading

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ObamaCare: Job-Killer?

When Congressional Democrats were selling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – “ObamaCare,” in 2010, they ballyhooed it as a great job creator. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D – CA), then the Speaker of the House, even as she was … Continue reading

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Are “damaged goods” your best employees?

If your employees won’t need pressure-coping skills, imagination to innovate, ability and fortitude of character to prevail against adversity, tenacity to stay the course and persist because it is the right thing to do, then you can do with perfectly … Continue reading

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Green Card attached to Diploma?

Employers will find Software Engineers, here or elsewhere. If here, taxes and spending stays here. When highly trained professionals are not allowed to stay, they hold a grudge and they take with them (the knowledge and grudge) to wherever they … Continue reading

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Great Tips from Starbucks in These Difficult Times

While a lot of companies are suffering major setbacks financially, Starbucks remains stable. In fact, it continues to invite investors into the mold and has just experienced a boost in its dividends last week, climbing up to 17 cents from … Continue reading

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Top Tips in Searching for the Right HMO Policy for the Employees

These days, it’s no longer enough that employees rely on their wages. In order for them to stay, they need to be provided with other benefits, including a health insurance policy. One of the best ways to meet such demand … Continue reading

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Roadmap to Find a Good Mentor

One of the secrets of success in career is having a good mentor. Those who are lucky enough to have the benefit of mentorship cruise through their careers comfortably and successfully. A good mentor is an invaluable asset and generally … Continue reading

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When Should You Consider Hiring Outsourcing Providers?

How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands. How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands… Why do they do that? There are certain reasons why this business model works so well for many companies. Here … Continue reading

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Top New Methods in Looking for Potential Employees

Several companies these days have gone beyond the usual “Send us your resume and will call you” method of hiring employees. They are out there, making their available job positions known. Most businesses and HR managers use the power of … Continue reading

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5 Excellent Ideas to Inspire Your Employees to Stay

The truth is, it’s much easier to keep employees than hire new ones. Employing new personnel is pretty expensive and inconvenient. But how do you exactly make your employees stay motivated and happy? Here is another truth: money is not … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of a 360-degree Employee Feedback

It is mandatory for every company to appraise or evaluate their employees’ performance. After all, any non-performing worker is a certified liability. One of the best types of feedback available is called the “360-degree feedback”. What Is It? Also called … Continue reading

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How to Remain Professional when E-mailing

Thanks to e-mailing, you don’t have to spend a lot of time talking with your boss or with your colleagues. Using email, you can also do your job at the comforts of your own home. In fact, you can still … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Management Trainee

Not everybody is a born leader, and certainly, nobody is born with the skills of a manager. Managerial skills are gained and developed from experience. But the simple truth is, every company needs good managers on its team. However, the … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Discrimination in the Office

An employer should be very concerned about discrimination. After all, this is not just a personal issue. In legal perspective, anyone who is caught discriminating individuals in whatever form can be held criminally liable. It is also not good for … Continue reading

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Making Employees Socially Responsible: 6 Ideas HR Can Put Up

How do you exactly make the employees more aware of their social responsibilities? It is a common headache among HR officers: they come up with drives, only to realize they will not be getting enough support from the personnel. One … Continue reading

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Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team

In today’s video Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” – a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage from a Bad Hire

Today’s guest post comes from Innovative America, written by Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute. Ask any entrepreneur what it costs to make a hiring mistake and you’ll likely be met with a groan and a … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Encourage Positive Discipline to Your Employees

Any organization cannot thrive without rules. You have to make sure your employees work according to the values and conduct you are trying to uphold. If one or a number of them decide to turn away from these sets of … Continue reading

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When Money Comes Second: How to Bring the Right People into Your Business

You can have a gazillion products and services, but if you do not bring in people, your business will die a natural death. When we say people, we are referring not only to your steady stream of prospects and customers. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Curb Employee Absenteeism

Absenteeism is very costly. Based on a survey conducted by CCH Incorporated in 2005, the cost for every absent employee is around $660. In addition to this, more than $1 million a year was wasted by multinational corporations because of … Continue reading

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