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6 Tips to Become a More Effective Professional

What do the most successful people do that you don’t? With everyone offering their advice to be more productive, more profitable, and happier; we would like to share our advice to becoming happier and more successful in and out of the office.

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Cover Letter Tips to Display Competency and Confidence

The Cover Letter. A defining factor for many applicants, a pivotal consideration for many internal and external recruiters. How can candidates not only improve but master their cover letter?

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A Primer on Company Culture

From Intern to CEO, company culture is the defining factor for a desirable company built for growth. What is company culture? How do you communicate it? How do you develop employee buy-in? In this short blog, we will share with you the basics into company culture and how to improve yours.

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Embrace These Concepts for Strategic Career Growth

Building a name for yourself, improving your relationships with potential employers, and setting yourself up for long term growth. All of these are important to candidates in any field. But how do you accomplish these goals? How do you set yourself up for strategic career moves? What must you realize before you can get the most out of your career?

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Common Hiring Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

No matter how hard you try to source and moderate your company’s recruiting efforts, the hiring process is a challenging one complete with lots of pressure and vulnerability to missteps along the way. Some missteps are costly while others can be easily brushed off. However, the world of HR and recruiting is competitive as a bad hire can cost a company significantly in terms of both money and time.

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Six Fundamentals for ‘Shared Leadership’

The concept of “shared leadership” ensures every team member takes ownership to contribute to the group’s overall success. This means you don’t just have one or two leaders raising the bar but a team effort to ensure success.

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Building a Strategic HR Department

Although HR is responsible for the hiring strategy that will ultimately help grow the company and make it successful, HR executives often complain that they do not feel as if they are not viewed as strategic leaders within the organizational hierarchy.

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5 Tips to Bridge the Skills Gap

What is the skills gap, how is it affecting the growth of American Companies, and what can employers do to find the right employees? How can you, as a company, overcome the gap and provide long-term company returns?

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Aligning Strategy & Culture for Long Term Employee Buy-In

Strategy versus culture. Culture versus strategy. The age old battle. Recruiters, human resource departments, and companies as a whole have struggled to understand and agree on which is more important to bringing overall organizational success. But what can you do to ensure that you are properly cultivating both?

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Is Your Resume Failing the Skim Test?

It is estimated that the average recruiter spends just 6 seconds looking over a resume and a typical job opening in the corporate setting will receive about 250 resumes. This means you have very little time to stand out against a whole lot of competition.

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