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Create a career roadmap for success

Create a career roadmap for success

Feeling stalled on the side of the career highway while others zoom past you flaunting raises, promotions and amazing new jobs? Here's how to plot a clear course for your career -- and get on the fast track to success.
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Are you Paris or Siberia?

Are you Paris or Siberia?

Want top talent to be as attracted to your organization as tourists are to Florence, Prague and Paris? Here's how to build a "destination workplace" -- and win the war for the best direct hires, temps and contractors.
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Is your resume out of date?

Is your resume out of date?

They're outdated. Cliché. And a general waste of space. If you really want to get hired, remove these things from your resume ASAP.
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Are you ready to kick a$$?

Are you ready to kick a$$?

There are three months left in 2018 - are you primed to make the most of them? Here's what you should be doing now to finish Q4 strong - and create momentum to make next year your best yet.
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Choose wisely!

Choose wisely!

The rhyme is fine for choosing team members on the playground - but definitely not a smart approach for managing multiple job offers. Here's how to handle the situation professionally - and make the best choice for your career.
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Are your employees just average?

Are your employees just average?

Average employees comprise 60% of the workforce. With these strategies, you can tap the potential of middle performers - and dramatically improve your organization's performance.
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Do this now!

Do this now!

I'll work out...tomorrow. I'll start reading that career growth book...right after I check Instagram. Sound familiar? If you're prone to procrastination, here are four actions you can take to get the ball rolling on any endeavor.
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The Robots Are Coming!

The Robots Are Coming!

AI and machine learning. RPA, cobots and autonomous vehicles. Technology is disrupting entire industries and causing tectonic shifts in how work gets done. With McKinsey & Co. predicting that 45 percent of today's jobs will be automated out of existence within 20 years, what will your future workforce look like -- and how should you prepare?
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Workplace Dysfunction: Are You the Culprit?

Workplace Dysfunction: Are You the Culprit?

You work extremely hard, under intense pressure, to deliver on your objectives. But in the process, could you unwittingly sabotage your employees' success? Use these best practices to lead effectively -- without being a you-know-what.
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Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

They may be called "soft," but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired -- and succeeding on the job. Which do you need for your career, and how can you develop them? Get the lowdown here.
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Are you screaming

Are you screaming "Don't hire me!"?

You wouldn't actually scream this at an employer, but could the things you do and say during your job search be sending this message? If you want to get hired, avoid these common faux pas.
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Are you building bridges...or burning them?

Are you building bridges...or burning them?

The U.S. gender pay gap is narrowing at a glacial pace. Here's what your company can do to bridge that gap faster and build a stronger, more diverse workforce -- by ensuring fair pay for all employees.
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Land an Interview Today!

Land an Interview Today!

The problem could be your resume. Job-search expert Martin Yate shares practical tips for creating a job-targeted resume that gets you on a recruiter's radar. And gets you the interview.
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Dr. John Sullivan:

Dr. John Sullivan: "Spend more!"

While profitability is undeniably important, HR and business thought-leader Dr. John Sullivan explains why excessive cost-cutting damages recruiting results.
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You said that?

You said that?

They're generic. Confusing. Utterly meaningless. And you should never, ever use them when describing yourself to a potential employer.
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Are you a leadership master?

Are you a leadership master?

Leadership advice is everywhere, but the latest trends in executive management are useless unless you have solid fundamental skills. In this guide, learn how to master four essential -- yet frequently overlooked -- building blocks for successful leadership.
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Are you being your best?

Are you being your best?

No matter what you’re trying to achieve in your career -- landing a promotion, finding a better opportunity, earning more money -- success starts with doing an amazing job in your current position. Here’s how to be a dream employee (temp or direct!) -- and get ahead.
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Third-party sexual harassment - What you need to know

Third-party sexual harassment - What you need to know

Customers are your organization’s lifeblood. But what happens when your employee claims they’ve been harassed by a major client? Here’s what you need to know about third-party sexual harassment -- and how you can protect your organization.
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Smile...you'll be more profitable!

Smile...you'll be more profitable!

Happy employees do more than smile; they're more productive, loyal, creative -- and even close more sales. Check out these statistics, and find out what you can do to foster greater happiness -- and build a healthier bottom line.
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Get the salary you want!

Get the salary you want!

Sure, you could just blurt out your 2017 earnings or exclaim: "It's none of your business!" But if you really want the job -- and to get paid what you're worth -- here's how to field interview questions about salary.
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Are you on the market?

Are you on the market?

Made a resolution to get a job (or a better one) this year? Here are 12 ways you can build your skills, grow your network and land an amazing opportunity this year. Best of all? They don't cost a dime.
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Problem solved!

Problem solved!

Problem solving is the greatest enabler for growth and opportunity. These novel strategies will help you tackle whatever challenges 2018 brings your way -- and dominate your industry.
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Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Being out of work can take a toll on your finances. Will that employer pull the offer when they see you've missed a few payments -- or are you worrying over nothing? Also, we share five signs your employer truly values you -- and five signs they don't.
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Skunks...your key to innovation

Skunks...your key to innovation

A skunk works effort is about boldly challenging the status quo. Flipping power dynamics. And disrupting your industry. Here's how world-class organizations are creating serious competitive advantages with skunk works -- and how you can do the same.
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"Let's get started!"

Your new job is filled with possibilities, challenges and growth potential. And during your early days, all eyes are on you. Here's how to shine -- and get ahead, faster.
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Is Remote Work Ruining Your Workforce?

Is Remote Work Ruining Your Workforce?

Heavy hitters like IBM, Bank of America and Aetna are curtailing remote work for one simple reason: It's an innovation-killer. Is it time for your company to bring the remote-work flock in?
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Please don't wear this

Please don't wear this

Details, details. They matter on the job -- and when you're interviewing for one, too! Avoid these outfit mistakes and appearance oversights so you're polished, confident and ready to nail your job interview.
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Important legal issues to watch in 2018

Important legal issues to watch in 2018

Pay-related employment laws are changing -- rapidly. What laws will impact your organization -- and how should you prepare for the year ahead?
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How to get more job offers

How to get more job offers

Candidates who do these things always land the offer. Who the heck are they, and more importantly, how can you become one?
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Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Your competition is already planning for next year. What about you? Here's how to make the most of the remaining months, and create momentum to make next year your best yet.
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You made a great impression, Reader

You made a great impression, Reader

Let the other guys wring their hands and trip over their words. With these surefire tips, you'll make an amazing first impression on your interviewer!
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Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Drive profits, innovation, performance, retention and more -- by getting your entire staff to think more strategically. Here's how.
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Find your dream job

Find your dream job

Career Bliss: Stability. Potential. Happiness. Great Pay. Is that too much to ask for in a career? We don’t think so! These are the industries and positions to seek out if you really do want it all.
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Time for a revolution!

Time for a revolution!

Change is inevitable. Will your business cause it -- or play catch-up? Take the lead. Revolutionize your industry with these disruptive (and highly profitable) practices.
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Need an interview?

Need an interview?

Tired of applying to dozens of jobs with zero response? Career expert Debra Wheatman shares her insider’s tips on accessing the “back door” to land more interviews.
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Could unlimited vacation be a boost to productivity?

Could unlimited vacation be a boost to productivity?

The concept sounds pretty generous: give your employees as much time off as they want. But is it a smart policy for your business, or could the practice backfire? And when it comes to exceptional leadership, the rules have changed. Dramatically. Do you have these essential skills for leading in the modern workplace?
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The key to your next promotion

The key to your next promotion

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it's nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here's how to decide if it's normal -- or real cause for alarm. Plus, the one transferable skill to make you infinitely more promotable.
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I wanted to share this...

I wanted to share this...

Video conferencing. Virtual collaboration. Is it worth it? Or are those remote employees just taking your business for a ride -- or worse yet -- driving it into the ground? Plus, if you're feeling tired and overwhelmed we have some tips that just might help.
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How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

Pack away the layers. Ditch those dated pieces. And revamp your work wardrobe this spring! Here's how. Plus, aiming for a raise, promotion or even a new job? Let your LinkedIn profile do the "heavy lifting" for you.
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How to 10x your business!

How to 10x your business!

"Moving the needle" is no longer enough. Here's how to build the right culture, processes and team to go from "better" to "truly revolutionary" in your industry.
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How To Get What You Want At Work

How To Get What You Want At Work

Want to be taken more seriously at work? Gunning for a raise or promotion? This eBook is packed with practical ways to increase and leverage your influence -- and get ahead.
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Don't be a dictator...be an influencer

Don't be a dictator...be an influencer

In today's flatter, team-based and dynamic organizations, influence matters more than ever. Here's how to drive performance and build loyalty -- without being a dictator. Plus, what can you do to cultivate an environment that inspires employees and gives them hope that good things will come from their work? Here are three steps to creating a more optimistic culture.
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How to avoid

How to avoid "oversharing"

Wondering why you didn't get that call back for a second interview? Maybe you "overshared." Here's how to strike the right balance when it comes to divulging personal information in your next interview. And, we all have some sense of dissatisfaction with ourselves. Here's how to channel that discontent productively -- and use it as motivation to achieve more.
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Here's how Trump's plans will affect you and your employees

Here's how Trump's plans will affect you and your employees

With our new president well into his first 100 days, here's how his plans will likely impact you and your employees. Plus, unleash untapped mental power (you know it's in there) with these surprisingly simple tricks.
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How to evaluate every job offer

How to evaluate every job offer

You just landed a great offer and you're really excited… well, kind of, anyway. Should you take it? Counter? Walk away? Here's how to make the smart choice for your future.
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Your glass is leaking!

Your glass is leaking!

People with a "glass half empty and leaking" perspective aren't negative or pessimistic -- they're forward-thinkers who question the status quo. Ferret out new problems to solve. And can turn your organization into a serial innovation firm. Dr. John Sullivan explains how to identify, hire and equip them to thrive.
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Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed are flooded with jobs, but they're not the only game in town. Use these techniques to uncover amazing work opportunities -- including ones you won't find on those big job boards. Also, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is a difficult, but necessary, step in growing your career. Here's how to stretch yourself and reach new heights in 2017.
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Will 2017 be a boom or a bust?

Will 2017 be a boom or a bust?

Finish the year strong! With just a few weeks left, use these ideas to make your business more focused, efficient and profitable in the year ahead.
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Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Buzzwords in cover letters? Emojis in follow-up emails? YIKES! Learn the "rules of engagement" for communicating with potential employers -- and land the job you want.
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Are the robots taking over HR?

Are the robots taking over HR?

Innovation is dramatically reducing the cost of artificial intelligence -- and organizations are leveraging it in areas like accounting, HR and marketing. Where's the tipping point for your organization? Plus, why – and how – to be more thankful.
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Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Disappointed, confused or angry that you were passed over for a promotion? That's perfectly natural, but you need to let it go -- and do these things instead. Plus, want salary information that's, um, ACTUALLY USEFUL? Start here.
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I had to share this with you Reader

I had to share this with you Reader

In a complex and rapidly changing economy, smart leaders need to set aside more time for uninterrupted, strategic thinking -- here's why. Plus, learn five science-backed ways to ensure the people you meet instantly trust, respect and like you.
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Is that what you are going to wear?

Is that what you are going to wear?

Headed to an interview? Angling for a promotion? The fashion rules for today's modern office have changed. Here's how successful 9-to-5-ers dress to the nines. And, you hear it all the time in career advice articles, but what does "being professional" look like in action? Leadership expert Kevin Eikenberry breaks it down.
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Paid Parental Leave - What's on the legal horizon?

Paid Parental Leave - What's on the legal horizon?

Paid parental leave is more than a "nice perk"; it's an essential tool for creating competitive advantage. Here's what's on the legal horizon -- and why a generous leave policy is great for your business.
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Ever been fired?

Ever been fired?

Been Fired? Use this step-by-step process to find a new (better) job. Fast! Plus, the graduation caps have been thrown, picked up and packed away. Now what?!? The actions you take early in your career determine whether you become a leader or a follower; use these five lessons to make sure your proverbial "scenery" changes.
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Musk, Branson, Bezos...you?!

Musk, Branson, Bezos...you?!

Want to revamp your management style? Reshape the future of your company? Inspire your team to greatness? Use these lessons from leaders like Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Plus, "Rage rooms" are all the rage for relieving frustrations in a very immediate, direct and gratifying way. But does recreational destruction yield lasting benefits -- or just fuel anger at work?
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Get out of your own way!

Get out of your own way!

When it comes to your career, are you your own worst enemy? Get out of your own way – and get ahead at work – with these fresh ideas. Plus, red flags to look for from a new employer.
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Do you need better talent?

Do you need better talent?

Hiring is never as easy as 1-2-3, but streamlining recruiting can improve your access to talent. Reduce your time to hire. And improve the quality of your results. Here's how to do it. Plus, ideas to get your team members "all in the same car" and make better decisions.
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Too busy for a vacation?

Too busy for a vacation?

Are habits hard to change? Absolutely! But with the right approach, you can use them more effectively to create the results you want as a leader. Plus, we'll share tips and gadgets to work from the beach, the mountains or anywhere else your vacation takes you
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10 Skills You Need Now!

10 Skills You Need Now!

They may not be "rocket science," but they ARE essential. Learn the fundamental job skills every recruiter looks for, straight from HR expert Sharlyn Lauby. And, how to use your work style to create a positive, professional image -- and get ahead.
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What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

Sometimes it's all about how things look. When you're ready to find a permanent job, use these "filters" to present your temping experiences in the best possible light. Plus, 12 quick ways to eliminate the drama-rama.
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8 Employment Law Issues You Need To Know

8 Employment Law Issues You Need To Know

Employment law changes on a dime. Stay safe, compliant and competitive by making sure these top trends and legal updates are on your company's radar. And, our tips for getting a better night's rest.
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Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

If the conversation dies when you're networking or interviewing, so do your job prospects. Avoid these "conversation killers" -- and start more meaningful, memorable dialog with these "ice breakers." And, how you can move on from a boring, mediocre job.
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How competitive are your compensation packages?

How competitive are your compensation packages?

Job creation and candidate shortages are on the rise, too. If you’re serious about attracting -- and keeping -- top talent, it may be time to take a hard look at your compensation strategies. Plus, we'll share how to build trust in your organization -- and keep from losing it.
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Are you

Are you "on fleek"? (we're not even sure what that means)

In 2016, what's the best way to land an entry-level job? A blue collar job? A high-paying job that doesn't require a four-year degree? Find out in this month's issue of Hired. Plus, if your career (or any other aspect of your life) is feeling "out of whack," use this four-step method to get back on track.
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Your competitors are doing it better!

Your competitors are doing it better!

Growing your team? Do it smarter! Use these hot recruiting trends to beat the competition -- and hire better talent. Plus, here are five signs you may be a tech addict -- and how to develop a healthier relationship with those devices you can't seem to live without.
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Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Tired of coming in second? Getting stumped by "zinger" questions? Letting your lack of confidence ruin your performance? We've got your back. Get ready to nail your next interview -- and get hired! And how to get that promotion you deserve!
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What do you and a rubber ball have in common?

What do you and a rubber ball have in common?

Maybe rubber balls don't make great leaders -- but they do have one essential characteristic in common. Find out what it is, and how it can make you a remarkable manager (and a happier one, to boot!). Lightbulbs as wireless hotspots -- and 100x faster? Electromagnetic waves that make big objects disappear? This stuff is intense. Game-changing. And it's HERE!
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Are you killing your company?

Are you killing your company?

If employees hit their goals, does it really matter how they get there? Here's why "results-based leadership" can be risky business -- and what you should be doing to achieve the outcomes you want. And, discover the link among caffeine, personality type and optimal performance levels.
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Get the position you really want!

Get the position you really want!

Want to search less -- and uncover better job opportunities? Stop spamming the Internet! Use these ideas to focus your efforts -- and get the position you really want. Plus, here are eight ways to build stronger relationships at work.
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eBook: 4 Critical Strategies for 2016

eBook: 4 Critical Strategies for 2016

Globalization. Product launches. Market expansion. R&D. Productivity improvements. Cost containment. No matter what strategic goals your organization has set for 2016, one thing is certain: you’ll need great people to achieve them! Get your team to stop talking about workforce challenges -- and start finding, keeping and developing the talent you need.
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"Late AGAIN?!?" How to never be late for work.

Are you setting yourself up for failure, before you ever even land an interview? Avoid these common mental job hunt mistakes that could be stifling your search. Plus, how to never be late to work again!
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Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

In this issue of Hired! we feature some bizarre--yet effective--job hunting tactics that paid off big time for candidates. And how to turn a career setback into a lesson learned -- and get ahead in your field.
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Leadership fail!

Leadership fail!

Is emotional intelligence really critical to your business' success? If you want better leadership, double-digit market share growth, and 87 percent lower turnover, absolutely. Find out where even really smart companies fail.
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Need help finding a job?

Need help finding a job?

How can an employment agency help you find a job -- or move ahead in your career? Let us count the ways (we have one for every finger and toe!). Plus, when you find your dream job, here's how to bridge the "experience gap" and convince a hiring manager that you're the best person for the job.
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Are you I-9 compliant?

Are you I-9 compliant?

"ICE" is turning up the heat -- and conducting more than 50 inspections EVERY WEEK. In this article, you'll learn practical tips for staying compliant, spotting and correcting I-9 errors, preparing for an audit -- and avoiding hefty fines. Plus, take charge of your day -- and carve out a few more minutes of "me time" -- with these personal productivity tips.
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The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

Want to come across as cocky, rude and generally unprepared for your next phone screen? Of course you don't! So make sure you read this month's newsletter. Also, what if you caught wind of someone talking behind your back? Here's how to address things directly and professionally -- so you come out on top.
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Medical Marijuana and Employment Policy -- Get the  Facts

Medical Marijuana and Employment Policy -- Get the Facts

Are your A-level candidates getting trapped in a digital "black hole"? The Wall Street Journal thinks so. If your company is like most, the best candidates may never actually make it into your office. Here's how to ensure they do. Plus, state and local legislation is undergoing sweeping change related to medical marijuana, but what does it all mean for your business?
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Stop playing the field!

Stop playing the field!

Tired of Playing the Field? Here's how to find the right opportunity -- by choosing the right employment agency for you. Plus, how to set yourself up for a great day, every day, with these prep-ahead breakfast options.
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Special Report: The High Cost of Underspending on Recruiting

Special Report: The High Cost of Underspending on Recruiting

Companies that hire "average" performers run the risk of driving their businesses into the ground. This special report examines the high cost of underspending on recruiting in today's market -- and how the right hiring strategy can be cost-effective AND deliver great results.
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When's the last time you said

When's the last time you said "I can't do that"? - Tips for improving your confidence

Large employer or small? Laid-back culture or high-energy environment? Where will you thrive? Learn how to make the best choice for your personality and career goals in this month's featured article. We'll also share some tips on how to have more confidence in your career and how to have a great "staycation" with your family.
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Keep It Simple Stupid - The KISS Method at work

Keep It Simple Stupid - The KISS Method at work

Information overload. 24/7 workdays. Increasingly complex technology, processes and operating environments. It's no wonder your employees are overwhelmed! Learn practical strategies for simplifying your workplace -- and getting better results from your team in this month's featured article. Plus, Linda Sasser shares five actions to keep your high performers happy, dedicated and working hard for you.
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Is that job right for you?

Is that job right for you?

In this issue:

-You Got the Job Offer! Should You Take It?

-Hate Getting Spammed?

-I'm No Picasso!
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New government maternity leave push

New government maternity leave push

In this issue:

-THE BIG PUSH

-LIFESTYLE: VACATION WITH NO REGRETS!

-LEADERSHIP TIP OF THE MONTH: DON'T LET DOUBT PARALYZE YOU
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Land that interview

Land that interview

In this issue;

-$#!@?!

-Hard Work or Talent -- Which Gets You Ahead?

-Ugh -- Coffee Breath!

-It May Be Called "Small Talk"
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Reader, do you want to play some chess?

Reader, do you want to play some chess?

In this issue:

-Checkers or Chess?

-Overcome Your Fear of Success

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Harness the Power of Informal Influencers
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Got lemons?

Got lemons?

In this issue:

-Shake it Off (your resume, that is)

-Thrive at Work -- Even When You're Handed Lemons!

-Sing the Right Tune in Your Interview
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How big is your generational gap?

How big is your generational gap?

In this issue:

-The Great Divide: Leading, Motivating and Retaining a Multigenerational Workforce

-Cringing at the Keyboard?

-Become a Fearless Leader
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How to heat up your job search

How to heat up your job search

In this issue:

-Ignite Your Job Search: Connect, Share and Get Hired

-Don't Just Survive Your First Week. Kill it!

-Feeling a Little Off?
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You're sabotaging your profits!

You're sabotaging your profits!

In this issue:

-Stop Profit Sabotage!

-Quirky. Nerdy. Kitschy.

-Fight Turnover by Developing Your Best Employees
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Don't ever say this!

Don't ever say this!

In this issue:

-3 Things to Never Say in an Interview (and 1 you must!)

-Head Over Heels

-Stop Procrastinating -- Starting Today!
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2015 ACA Changes

2015 ACA Changes

In this issue:

- 2015 ACA Changes: Are you on top of your game?

- Read any Good Books Lately?

- Get Your Team Moving (and Get a Little Wacky)

- Big OSHA Changes for 2015
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Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

In this issue:

-Want to Get Hired? Register with a Staffing Agency.

-Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

-Made a New Year's Resolution? Here's how to keep it.
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Is there room for technology in HR?

Is there room for technology in HR?

In this issue:

-Move Over -- Watson Needs a Seat in the Boardroom

-Stop Perfectionism!

-Respond, Don't React

-The Technological Singularity
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Make Yourself a Job Magnet

Make Yourself a Job Magnet

In this issue:

-Make Yourself a Job Magnet

-How to Read Your Boss's Mind

-Your Best New Year's Resolution? Stop Wasting Your Time
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Don't cross the line!

Don't cross the line!

In this issue:

-Engagement: Is your company over it?

-Crossing the Line

-Leadership Tip of the Month
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11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

In this issue:

-Bridging the Gap (your employment gap, that is)

-Job Hopping the RIGHT Way is Good for Your Career

-Live Better: Simplify the Holidays

-Interview Tip of the Month: Interview Flop? Here's How to Get Past it
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It's time to delegate

It's time to delegate

In this issue:

-The Delegation Rationalization

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Delegation: An Essential Leadership Skill

-Stat of the Month: 3 Terrible Excuses for Not Delegating More of Your Work

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Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

In this issue:

Deserve a Raise? Here's How to Get One

Hiring Managers Don't Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do

Sell Your Transferrable Skills in the Interview

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We need your opinion, Reader

We need your opinion, Reader

In this issue:

Hiring Challenges Survey

Conference Calls in Real Life

Why Leadership Development Efforts Fail
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Is your body speaking louder than you?

Is your body speaking louder than you?

In this issue:

-Feature Article: Body Talk

-The Simple Skill That Will Boost Your Influence at the Office

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Fun Facts
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For You (See Inside)

For You (See Inside)

In this issue:

-The Young & the Restless (talent management/development strategies for new managers)

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Be More than Mediocre
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Want a better job?

Want a better job?

In this issue:

-Level Up: How to land a better job. Earn a promotion. And get ahead in your career.

-Blog Link of the Month: Take The Job Offer Or Wait For Something Better?

-How to answer: "Have you ever been fired?"
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Avoid the Visionary B.S.

Avoid the Visionary B.S.

In this issue:

-Are You Executing Company Vision--or Just Paying it Lip Service?

-"To-Do" Lists: Waste of Time or Productivity Boon?

-Stat of the Month

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Think for Yourself

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Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

In this issue:

Where'd You Hear That?!?

Are You Sabotaging Your Career Success?

Interviewing Tip of the Month: Confidence is Key
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Tips For a Healthier Bottom Line

Tips For a Healthier Bottom Line

In this issue:

Focus! Why Your Recruiting Goals Should be Strategic

Be a Superhero: 10 Best Tech Apps for the Busy Executive

Lead with Empathy
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Stop complaining, start achieving

Stop complaining, start achieving

In this issue:

-Quit Your Complaining

-Blog Link of the Month: Are You a Contender or a Pretender in Your Job Search?

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: What's Your Style?

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Have you been working too much?

Have you been working too much?

In this issue:

-Build Your Organization by Tearing it Down

-Burning the candle at both ends...the key to success?

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Reward Smart Failures

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Just say no!

Just say no!

In this issue:

-Managing "Slowth"

-NO: Say it More

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Always Giving Orders? You're Not a Great Leader

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Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

In this issue:

-Dumb and Dumber: Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

-How to Write a Stand-Out Cover Letter

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: State the Obvious!

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Is HR the ugly stepchild?

Is HR the ugly stepchild?

In this issue:

-Stop Treating HR Like an Ugly Stepchild

-That's Hilarious! (to you, anyway)

-Get into the "Danger Zone"
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 Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Looking to move your career forward? On the job hunt? Find out where the greatest demand for talent is--and the skills you need to land your next great opportunity.
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Focus on YOU not them!

Focus on YOU not them!

When you're looking for a job, it's only natural to compare yourself to successful friends or other, seemingly more talented job seekers. Rage against this counterproductive behavior--and focus on what YOU have to offer the employer.
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Your employees are leaving!

Your employees are leaving!

In this issue:

-It's a Mutiny!

-Read Between the Lines

-Stat of the Month: Get Ready for the 2014 Talent Exodus

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Wandering Aimlessly?
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Why an active

Why an active "night life" can benefit your career

In this issue:

-Working 9 to 5 5 to 9

-6 Innovative Ways to Really Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Create a Killer "Elevator Pitch"
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Someone is killing your company!

Someone is killing your company!

In this issue:

-You're Killing Innovation!

Dethrone Drama Queens

Leadership Tip of the Month: To Drive Innovation, Lead by Example

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 Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Today's social media provide amazing ways to uncover job opportunities, build your network and get noticed by hiring managers--but only if you use them correctly! Bring your job search efforts into the 21st century (please!) with these tips.
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"Please make a decision"

In this issue:

-Want to drive profits in 2014? Start with HR

-Faster, Better Decision Making

-Stat of the Month

-Leadership Tip of the Month
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How is business at YOU, Inc.?

How is business at YOU, Inc.?

Just like top businesses, your career needs a flexible, yet long-term plan for success. Setting that direction is up to you. Whether you're currently employed or on the job hunt, use these steps to develop a personal strategic plan that moves your career forward.
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Thought leadership and recruiting

Thought leadership and recruiting

In this issue:

-Why Didn't I Think of That? Become a thought leader to brand yourself--and your company

-Financial Health--Put that Raise to Work for You

-Stat of the Month: Thinking is Hard Work

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The A to Z Resume Resource

The A to Z Resume Resource

What's the best resume format? How can I make my resume stand out from the crowd? What about video and infographic resumes? This eBook covers everything you need to know to prepare an exceptional resume that puts you on a recruiter's short list. New Deliverable
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Eat your way to the top!

Eat your way to the top!

In this issue:

-Meet Your Future Workforce: Looking Beyond the Millennials

-Can Food Make You a Better CEO?

Stat of the Month: Want to Feed Your Brain? Start by Breathing Better
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The best way to find qualified candidates

The best way to find qualified candidates

In this issue:

-Help Wanted! When it makes sense to get outside recruiting assistance

-Summer Brain Drain?

-Why You Need to Get it Right the First Time
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How to Overcome Shyness at Work

How to Overcome Shyness at Work

Whether you've been on the job for years, or are just starting in a new position, shyness can severely undermine your professional success. Use these ideas to come out of your shell, achieve more and even use your natural personality to your advantage!
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Can Reader come out to play?

Can Reader come out to play?

In this issue:

-Passion for Play

-This 3-Minute Distraction Will Actually IMPROVE Your Focus

-Leaders are Gamers, Too
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Have you googled yourself today?

Have you googled yourself today?

Egosurfing (or self-googling) may sound a bit vain, but it's a must for today's job seekers. This quick article explains why and how to manage your online reputation.
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Hate Being the

Hate Being the "New Guy"? How to Fit In & Get Ahead from Day One

Whether you're starting a new assignment, contract or full-time job, it's tough being the "new kid on the block." Use these tips to manage the initial awkwardness that comes with starting a new job--and get on the fast track to success.
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What does the Healthcare Reform mean for you?

What does the Healthcare Reform mean for you?

In this issue:

-Obamacare and Your Contingent Staff

-The Value of Meaningful Work

-Stat of the Month: The IRS is Watching You
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Your team needs a vacation

Your team needs a vacation

In this issue:

-Is IT Taking Over HR?

-In Defense of the Vacation

-Stat of the Month: The Data Tsunami
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Spring Clean Your Job Search

Spring Clean Your Job Search

Spring is here--time to pack up your sweaters, clean the windows, weed those flower beds...and overhaul your job search! Like your wardrobe, home or garden, your search for the perfect position will yield better results if you give it a good cleaning every once in a while.. New Deliverable
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Cutting Costs | Supercharge Your Personal  Productivity | and more...

Cutting Costs | Supercharge Your Personal Productivity | and more...

In this issue:

-Cutting Costs with Staffing

-Do It Better & Faster: Supercharge Your Personal Productivity with These Tech Innovations

-Stat of the Month: The Flexibility Factor

-Leadership Tip of the Month: Being Vulnerable Can Actually Make You a Better Boss
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Do you want to climb that corporate ladder?

Do you want to climb that corporate ladder?

In this issue:

-Want That Management Job?

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Use a C.A.R. to Nail Your Interview
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Your leadership style is dead!

Your leadership style is dead!

In this issue:

-The Death of Conventional Leadership

-Beat the Winter Blues

-Stat of the Month

-Staffing Paradox
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You're an imposter!

You're an imposter!

Do you ever feel like a "wannabe" in your job? You're not alone! Countless successful, highly competent employees feel like they've fooled others into thinking they're smarter and more capable than they are. The phenomenon is so common, it even has a name: The Imposter Complex. Find out what it is--and what you can do about it.
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 Welcome to the new Strategies for Success!

Welcome to the new Strategies for Success!

In this issue:

-Action! How to Execute Your Strategic Plan in 2013

-2013's Top Tech Trends to Watch

-Stat of the Month

-Leadership Tip of the Month
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Your

Your "Hired!"

In this issue:

-"Must-have" job skills for 2013

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Candidate Resource Center
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2013 HR Trends - What you need to know

2013 HR Trends - What you need to know

Do you want to be a leader or a follower in the New Year? Of course, you want to be a leader. And to help you stay in front of the challenges you are going to face, we've prepared a summary of the top 28 trends to watch.
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Become a job offer magnet

Become a job offer magnet

Did you know that a professional blog can get employers to find you, make you a star on social media, and create contacts with key decision makers? And did you know that you don't even have to be a good writer to be a great blogger?
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"You suck"...and other things you can't say in a review

Download this FREE eBook to discover: -What you need to do before, during and after the review. -How to deliver balanced feedback. -How to phrase the bad news so it has a positive impact. -How to create a "no excuses" workplace!
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Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Having a solid resume is still the best way to get in the door with an employer, especially if they are traditional. But that doesn't mean your resume has to be standard and boring! Find out the new rules here.
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Do you know Harry Frazee?

Do you know Harry Frazee?

In this month's Strategies for Success, we'll show you how to find, attract and retain great talent, because you never want to be known as the guy who gave up the greatest player on your team.
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A Gossip, a Slob and a Suckup Walked Into an Office...

A Gossip, a Slob and a Suckup Walked Into an Office...

Check out our slideshow for five behaviors to avoid in the office-- unless you want to be really unpopular.
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There's a goldmine in your office!

There's a goldmine in your office!

In this month's Strategies for Success, we'll show you how mining your employee data can lead to insights into compensation, staffing needs and retention.
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No Apples Required!

No Apples Required!

This month's issue of Career Club shows you how taking advantage of the back-to-school mentality can rev you up for the last quarter of the work year. Start something new, finish something up, find a new perspective...anything is possible!
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We've got good news and bad news

We've got good news and bad news

Download this FREE publication to discover:
  • How to minimize unplanned turnover
  • Why one-size-fits-all retention plans won't work
  • What you must do during an employee's first 90 days
  • How to create a workplace that attracts top performers and makes them want to stay!
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How can we improve?

How can we improve?

Staffing Challenges & Perceptions Survey 2012
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How to Say No

How to Say No

Saying "no" at work is easier said than done—especially when you want to prove yourself to your boss and co-workers. But in reality, it's ok to say "no" once in a while.
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Can You Believe She Wore That?!

Can You Believe She Wore That?!

When the weather heats up, it's natural to want to cool down. But when you're dressing for work, you need to look professional. What to do?
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"Secrets to Higher Profits for $200, Alex."

Having fun makes serious business sense. This article will show you the research that proves that fun in the workplace is key to corporate success. You'll also find 20 ways to bring more fun into your organization.
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When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

With hundreds of applicants for every opening, recruiters and hiring managers use phone interviews to save themselves time in the hiring process. To get an in-person interview, you have to start by acing the phone screen. Here are four tips to get you through this first round.
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Don't Get Left Out of the Conversation!

Don't Get Left Out of the Conversation!

Check out these statistics from a 2011 study of the practical uses of social media in HR. You'll discover how others in the industry are using social media--and how it can benefit you.
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Why You Need to Rethink Your Recruiting Strategy

Why You Need to Rethink Your Recruiting Strategy

It's time to rethink your recruiting strategy--and we'll make it easy for you. In this month's Strategies for Success, we'll ask you four questions that will help you rethink and reshape your approach and show you new approaches for the new economy.
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He did WHAT?!

He did WHAT?!

If you're wondering what's the worst thing you can do in a job interview, have we got a story for you!
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Remember When You Could Smoke at the Office?

Remember When You Could Smoke at the Office?

Is your company 50 years behind the times? Could that be why, in the war for talent, the talent is winning? As an employer, demographics are not on your side. Neither are technology, globalization--or outmoded ways of thinking. In this month's Strategies for Success, we'll provide you with the tips you need to recruit, engage and retain in a post-industrial world.
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Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Is your career stalled? Or have you had to start fresh in a new job or industry? I’m here to tell you, you can make it work-—by rebranding yourself! Check out this article to find out how to set yourself up as an authority on your product or service of choice. Go ahead and put your brand on it!
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Your Employees Don’t Want Your Money

Your Employees Don’t Want Your Money

In this month's article, we'll give you three ways to make a meaningful impact on your employees that will have a positive effect on your bottom line, too.
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The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

How long has it been since you've been on the job hunt? Times--and the rules--have changed, and while they say it's easier to find a job when you have a job, you can still sabotage your own chances if you don't do it right.
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Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Work should be more than a paycheck. If you're not enjoying what you do--or getting the recognition you deserve, it's time to do something about it. This article will help you figure out what's wrong, and it will show you what you can do about it.
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Recruiting Technology: Are you keeping up or losing talent?

Recruiting Technology: Are you keeping up or losing talent?

If you're looking for better ways to find, evaluate and retain talent, check out this intro to some of the hottest trends and technologies in recruiting today.
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Are You Their Boss or Their Buddy?

Are You Their Boss or Their Buddy?

As a manager, you may also serve as a mentor or coach to your employees. And inevitably, as you spend time with all of them, it can be hard to separate the personal from the professional. It's a natural impulse to care about the well-being of your employees, but when is it crossing the line? Here are some ways to care and show support, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
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How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

The newest social network on the block is a burgeoning space for job seekers to expand their search methods. While its membership numbers are still dwarfed by Facebook's, that's actually a good thing--it leaves the field wide open for early adopters to explore the career opportunities it offers. Find out how Circles, Huddles, Sparks and Hangouts can help you put your best foot forward, hopefully in the direction of a new job that's right for you.
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Jump Start Your Job Search!

Jump Start Your Job Search!

In this month's Career Club, we take a look at two job search best practices designed to help you streamline your job search and maximize your network.
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Are You a Stepping Stone Employer?

Are You a Stepping Stone Employer?

In a competitive job market, experienced professionals and recent graduates with their "eye on the prize" may not be looking for long term...just "right now." In this month's Strategies for Success, we've included some tips to help prevent your organization from becoming a stepping stone.
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Time to take a breather!

Time to take a breather!

Workplace stress is inevitable, but it doesn't have to consume your 9 to 5. In this month's issue of Career Club, we share five ways you can reduce workplace stress--now.
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Are you a

Are you a "horrible" boss?

Are you a "horrible" boss? This summer's blockbuster movie "Horrible Bosses" may have been fiction, but there are some valuable management lessons to be learned from the stars of the film. In this month's Strategies for Success, we'll provide you with the tips you need to avoid being "horrible."
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Underqualified? Think Again!

Underqualified? Think Again!

Picture this: You find a great job, with great pay and benefits. But the company says it's looking for someone with more experience and a different background. Think you're out of the running? Think again! There are many ways you can convince a potential employer to give you a chance. This month's issue of Career Club will show you how.
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Stop! Don't make another hire...

Stop! Don't make another hire...

Stop! Don't make another hire without reviewing the items in our Hiring Toolkit below. It's the ultimate collection of information, forms, and tools to help ensure that your next hire is a perfect fit.
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Shut up and listen???

Shut up and listen???

Are you guilty of any of the "Seven Worst Communication Habits?" These mistakes can be real career killers. They can knock you out of contention for job opportunities, keep you from getting promotions, and even get you fired. So what are these deadly mistakes?
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Inside: Sample Social Media Policy

Inside: Sample Social Media Policy

Like it or not, social media has quickly evolved into one of the main forms of business communication. No longer is it just for college students to update their friends on where they are hanging out. Almost every corporation is active on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Today, we are very pleased to share a really informative article that will show you why you need a social media policy and what needs to be included.
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Career Club: But I nailed that interview!

Career Club: But I nailed that interview!

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you nailed the interview, said all the right things, but still didn't get the job? Many times it can be because the company didn't see you as a good cultural fit. It's something that more and more companies are taking into account. But there can also be a fine line between a cultural fit and discrimination. Check out this month's newsletter to find out more.
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You're fired

You're fired

While firing people will never be an easy task, it's something every successful leader must learn to do. That's why we wanted to share an article that will provide some valuable tips the next time you have to utter those dreaded words.
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Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

Feeling a little under the weather lately? No, we're not asking about you, we're asking about your career. Everyone should perform a career physical from time to time. This month's article will show you how to assess the condition of your career.
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SPOILER ALERT: It was the temp who helped increase profits

SPOILER ALERT: It was the temp who helped increase profits

Quick question: What one thing can control costs, improve revenue, and manage risks? Believe it or not, this magic solution for your business is temporary employees. Long gone are the days when temps were only used to fill in for vacation days. Used strategically, temporary employees can make a dramatic difference to your bottom line.
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Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

It's always important to keep your resume up to date, whether you are actively looking for a job or are happy with your current job.
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Are you costing your firm millions?

Are you costing your firm millions?

This month's article discusses how the way that we treat job candidates reflects on the way we treat our customers. Not many companies factor in the candidate experience, but they should because it is quickly becoming a "hidden cost" that is costing us millions.
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Is your company ready to evolve?

Is your company ready to evolve?

Take a quick second to think back three years... How did you run your business? What marketing and sales strategies worked best? What was the demographic makeup of your employees? Now think about how different your answers to those questions are today. The point is that the way we do business and the keys to success are constantly changing. What works today might not work tomorrow. The most successful companies are those who are constantly evolving and adjusting their strategies. To help you with your strategy, I wanted to share an article that contains 10 things businesses need to do today to plan for future success.
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Is it all about the money?

Is it all about the money?

In this issue, you'll find an article that reviews the pros and cons of rewards based compensation plans.
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Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Want more free time? More success in your career? It all starts with prioritization, and this month's issue of the Career Club will show you how to get the most out of your time.
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Is Your Company Poised for Growth?

Is Your Company Poised for Growth?

While no one knows for sure if the worst is over, we have seen many positive signs in our local economy. So what's the next step for companies in our community? It's time to start taking advantage of the upturn and planning for growth. Today, I would like to share an article that offers six great tips to help your company prepare for growth.
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Career Club: Instant boredom cures

Career Club: Instant boredom cures

In this issue of the Career Club, you'll find 5 quick ways to improve your workday.
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Your cover letter

Your cover letter

Are you looking to land a better job in 2011? If so, DO NOT miss this month's article on cover letters. You might think that in this day of electronic resumes, your cover letter is not that important, but think again! See for yourself how a well written letter can be the most important factor in determining if you get an interview.
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What do your employees and a new car have in common?

What do your employees and a new car have in common?

If you're not familiar with "re-recruiting," it is the process of re-engaging, renewing and restoring the health, vitality or intensity of employer-employee relationships. To further explain, click the link below for a great article that outlines the "re-recruiting" process.
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What are other companies paying?

What are other companies paying?

As the end of the year approaches, most companies are finalizing their compensation plans for 2011. And, one of the most common questions we get is, What are other companies paying? That's why we wanted to share the results from the 2010-2011 Culpepper Salary Budget and Planning Survey. This year's report includes data from 933 participating organizations in 90 countries and 21 international geographic regions.
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Top 10 Ways to move up the corporate ladder

Top 10 Ways to move up the corporate ladder

Are you looking to move up the corporate ladder in 2011? In an increasingly competitive workforce, hard work and meeting your job requirements may not be enough to advance your career. Find out what works in this issue of the Career Club!
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Take charge of the interview

Take charge of the interview

During an interview, what is one of the most important questions you are sure to be asked? Find out in this issue of Career Club!
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Don't let these challenges derail your company in 2011

Don't let these challenges derail your company in 2011

This issue discusses the top five business challenges you will face in 2011 and how staffing can help you overcome them.
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Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

The unexpected opportunity...promotions...personal growth. These are all great reasons to always have an updated resume. The article shares four of the top reasons why you need to update your resume.
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How to Recruit LeBron James

How to Recruit LeBron James

Love him, or hate him, LeBron James made recruiting history this past summer. The NBA teams who courted James provided a new case study on how to recruit "game-changers." If your organization could use a few more superstars, then you don't want to miss this article.
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Get ahead by saying

Get ahead by saying "no"

In this month's Career Club, we'll show you how to effectively push back, say "no," and still advance your career.
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Overcome your biggest challenge

Overcome your biggest challenge

With all the ups and downs in our economy over the past two years, you've probably had to make some major changes in your business. And as most managers know, initiating change can be a daunting task. According to leadership guru, Rick Houcek, it might be the most difficult task that managers perform.
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Protected Groups: A Guide for Managers

Protected Groups: A Guide for Managers

Understanding who is protected--and how--is critical to your hiring and management policies. Before you make another hire, be sure to review the Managers Guide for Protected Groups.
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New Job Openings

New Job Openings

Are you looking to re-enter the job market--or do you know someone who is? Getting back into the job market after a prolonged absence can seem daunting--but it doesn't have to be. This article has some great tips to help you make the transition back into the workforce.
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Making LinkedIn Work for You

Making LinkedIn Work for You

Making LinkedIn Work for You
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Keep your employees from running out the door

Keep your employees from running out the door

Keep your employees from running out the door
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Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

Asking for a raise might be one of the most knee knocking moments in your career. It's a time when you have to prove your worth to your superior. To help alleviate some of the stress, check out our newest Career Club article on how to prevent salary suicide.
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Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd

Feb 2010 Referral, Stand out from the crowd
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