How to Get Along With a Negative Coworker

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Negative co-workers may do more than create a negative environment, they may actually sap your energy, darken your mood and reduce your productivity. The positive and negative effects of everyone’s emotions have a way of spreading throughout the environment, which is why it’s crucial to recognize and deal with negative employees. Whether you are the Read more »

3 Ways to Create a Successful Onboarding Process

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An onboarding process is more than just signing paperwork and getting a tour of the company. When new employees walk into the job on their first day, they’re looking for reassurance the offer they accepted was a good choice. In the past, the onboarding process has been treated as a single event, often with new Read more »

4 Ways to Show off Your Leadership Skills

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Leadership skills can be practiced at any level at work, regardless of the title you hold. These are skills most employers seek in the employees they promote through the organization. Successful leaders will show their value and ethics in all of their actions, including their demonstration of initiative, innovativeness and proactive action. The truth is, Read more »

Does Your Company Culture Attract New Hires?

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Your company culture is essential to the success of your business. It’s key to high-performing employees. It’s the personality of your company and defines the environment where your employees work. Although you may have a written mission statement and unspoken expectations and goals, your company culture is the way these elements play out in the Read more »

Do You Know What to Bring to an Interview?

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Going to an interview can trigger more than just a few butterflies in the pit of your stomach. When you are prepared for an interview, whether with a contract staffing agency or a permanent employer, you’ll have more confidence and be more likely to shine during the interview. Knowing what not to bring to your Read more »

How to Deal With an Unhappy Employee

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When you have an unhappy employee, it reduces your productivity and rots your culture from the inside out, which in turn, affects your revenue and sales. If your company follows a general pattern, close to 17 percent of what researchers call “actively disengaged” employees are working in your business. These are people who do not Read more »

Why You Should Always Be Open to New Opportunities

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Working in a variety of fields offers you a number of unique opportunities, which is why being open-minded helps you to learn, grow and strengthen your professional proficiencies. Working with a contract staffing agency offers you the ability to challenge yourself, gain confidence and grow your skills. Being open to new opportunities can be challenging. Read more »

How to Interview for Soft Skills

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A majority of hiring managers with staffing agencies agree screening for soft skills is a challenge. Figuring out if the candidate you want has the qualities you are looking for maybe the most difficult part of the entire interview process. Too often, temporary employee candidates will look good on paper but they may not be Read more »

Best Ways to Build Your Professional Network

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The best way to find job opportunities or advance your career is to build your professional network. Of course, networking requires meeting people, and you may not know how to go about finding the right people. It might seem a bit overwhelming, but the process is not as complicated as you might think. Get in Read more »

Why You Should Recognize Your Employees’ Accomplishments

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Recognition encourages a positive, productive and creative organizational climate. Although everyone enjoys hearing about how well they’re doing, many managers wait for the annual performance review before sharing their thoughts. As Dr. Bob Nelson, best-selling author and motivational speaker has said, “People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for Read more »