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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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Using Executive Assessments To Predict Employment Success

As all leaders know, the process of hiring a new executive or key manager is difficult and complex. It involves trying to determine if candidates’ qualifications meet the needs of the organization; if they have potential to be successful in the role and can continue to grow over time; how they “fit” with the culture; and how to best ensure they can come up to speed quickly.

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10 Questions Hiring Managers Are Begging You to Ask

We have spanned our team, looked across other sources, and now bring you the questions that you need to ask your recruiter or hiring manager.

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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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4 Essential Steps for Hiring Senior Executives

Although every hiring decision is important, the hiring of a senior executive is one of the most critical to successfully reaching your organization’s goals. It will be these top-level executives that ultimately make the key decisions that drive company growth, including hiring and/or approving additional hires.

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