Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Major Disadvantages of Using…

The digital media has provided a wide range of opportunities to streamline and boost communications particularly in the job search sector. Professional job search is a major project to undertake specifically if you are not clear about the distinction between established job sites with real opportunities and the ones that are just fronts for unqualified or unacceptable offers. What attracts visitors to Job sites Major Job boards today have brought forth the modern concept of connecting potential employees with a variety of job opportunities. One of the key issues with this situation is that many job boards are designed to attract both job seekers and potential employers without truly understanding “The Connection” needed between the two.  Most hopeful job seekers fall prey to the elaborate marketing and appeal of the job boards mentioned below: Job boards claiming to use modern predictive algorithms to match you to your perfect professional opportunity match. The ease of seeking a new job from directly an interface that reduces having to make direct calls and applying resumes to different professional offices, the job sites promise to lower the usual stress of handling multiple professional discussions and applications right from a single platform. The overwhelming competition in almost every professional sector makes it hard for potential job seekers to rely on simply their own struggles to get them through to major professional opportunities.   Potential pitfalls..

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Top 5 Industries that…

Top 5 Industries that Offer you the best Opportunities to Grow Most of us when we search for a job, we do so because of the stories that we have heard about people who started their career from nothing, but turned out to be something in their field in a very short span of time. Everyone who joins a job or applies for a job, before they think about anything else, they think about achieving something great in the field they are about to join. But most of the time, the reality turns out to be something different, because several months down the line you realize that there in not much scope for your own personal growth and moreover whatever great that could possibly be achieved with the available resources, more or less, already has been achieved. So once that castle of dreams comes crashing down to the ground, you start thinking about “is there something related to your area of interest, that provides you with a good income, and at the same time offers you an opportunity to grow?” Well realistically speaking, there might, and maybe you are still not familiar with those opportunity, because you didn’t do your research well. In any case, you are just several months down the line and you still have enough time to make a switch. So if you are at that point..

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How to Find Qualified…

Finding qualified applicants (and quickly) when you have a job to fill can be very difficult. Often, it takes a lot of time and money to find the perfect person for the job. You might not have the time, but it is important that you find the right candidate or you may be out looking again shortly. Here are some tips to finding qualified candidates for the job. Ask your employees. Your employees know the job and what is required of them. They also usually know people who are in the same field because they have a lot in common with them. They probably know someone who is looking for a job. Some employers even give their employees a reward for recruiting a new employee. Place ads on job websites. There are many websites designed to help match up employees looking for jobs with employers who have positions to fill. This can help you find people from all over the world who may be willing to relocate for a job. Contact a staffing firm. Staffing firms can help you figure out what you are looking for and work hard to find you the most qualified applicants possible. It can be hard to find the right candidate for your job. However, you may want to start by asking your employees. They may know someone who is looking for a job. You..

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The Art of Channeling…

For anyone who wants to improve overall performance in the workplace, the ability to channel emotional intelligence is needed. Learning to use your or an employee's emotional intelligence is not earth shattering, but it does take a bit of learning.   Channeling Emotional Intelligence First, the understanding of emotional intelligence is needed. Emotional intelligence is having the ability to be able to know and understand your emotions. Once you can understand your emotions you can harness the emotions to complete tasks at hand. The ability to understand your own emotions does take a bit of getting to know yourself, but it can be mastered in a short period. Emotional Intelligence is also having the ability to identify with the emotions of others. Identifying with the emotions of others also lets you control a situation. In other words, if you have a friend who is emotionally upset you can identify with the emotions and able to harness the emotions and use them to be effective.   Improving Performance In the business world, employers are always learning new ways to tap into the employee's strong points. By being able to apply emotional intelligence from the hiring to the retire stages a brought about huge gains in business. Human Resources can identify those employees that exhibit emotional intelligence. Traits of emotional intelligence include the following: Self-Control- The ability to be able to harness..

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Four Psychological Persuasion Techniques…

Quite often in your working life (and sometimes your non-working life), your goal is to get another person to say yes. This is most evident if you work in sales or marketing, run your own business, or even need to sell an idea to your manager before you go ahead with it. If any of this sounds familiar, try these persuasion techniques based on academic research. Endowed progress Next time you get one of those loyalty stamp cards in a coffee shop, have a close look at it. You may find that your first stamp was free and that the one the barista put on counts as your second. This is the endowed progress effect in action. If you make a degree of progress towards a goal, the brain doesn't want to stop because that will mean all that initial effort went to waste. Think about how you can apply this in your own situation. For example, if you sell an online course, you could give the first lesson for free. The power of because Psychologists have found that people are more like to accept a request if you give a reason for doing so, even if that reason is not particularly relevant. In one study, subjects tried to skip the queue at the photocopier. If they just said "May I go in front," the request was denied significantly more..

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7 Things To Bring…

Have you just been invited to an interview, but unsure what to bring? Or wondering whether you should bring anything at all? Worry not, there are just a few things to bring that will be useful for you but impressive to whom is interviewing you. 1. A copy or two of your CV Most likely, the interviewers will have a copy of your CV in front of them, with some notes scribbled on suggesting potential questions to ask you. However, it's always handy to have an extra copy or two if somebody else asks for one, and it is worth bringing extra copies if you have updated your CV since applying for the job. Your CV might be handy for you if you need to provide dates of previous employment when filling in a written application form, or for when providing reference contacts. 2. Identification You never know when you'll need your ID, or what their company's security procedures are. 3. The job spec Hopefully, you've read the job spec several times, and know what types of skills the job requires, and what the day-to-day responsibilities are of the job. Before you go into the interview, maybe even when you are sitting in the car because you've made sure to be early, make a few notes on the job spec itself. Circle the skills that you have, what job responsibilities..

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4 Killer Ways to…

Toxic attitudes in the workplace are contagious and can affect company morale in a negative way. Here are a few steps on dealing with toxic attitudes in the workplace. 1. Don't Engage Negative people feed off of an audience. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a negative tirade in the break room, don't add fuel to their fire by engaging their negative ideas (even if you agree with them). Simply nod your head, say "that's interesting" when they've finished and then go back to eating your sandwich. Your toxic coworker will sense that you're not going to give them the attention that they want and they'll move onto someone who will. 2. Turn the Tables If you have a particularly attention hungry coworker who doesn't go away after you show disinterest, turn the tables on them and be positive. Whatever situation your coworker is complaining about, find a positive aspect to it and interject that positivity into the conversation. Positivity is repellent to negative people. By turning their negative rant into a positive conversation, you'll completely turn them off and they'll leave you alone. If you're able to define yourself in your office as a positive person, negative attitudes will avoid you and you'll be able to work in peace. 3. Give Them More Responsibility If you have an attitude problem in your office and a few..

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5 Signs Your Online…

Every growing online business will face challenges with staffing and recruitment. While some businesses prefer to run all operations from their own headquarters, it is common to see entrepreneurs outsource many tasks. There are many successful online ventures being run by individual entrepreneurs, with work being outsourced to specialist companies and virtual assistants. It is typical, though, for online business owners to be reluctant to delegate any work, preferring to take on as much individual responsibility as possible. So how can you work out if the time has come to start outsourcing? You Want to Scale Up As a business starts to grow, you may find your time is being diverted into less productive activities. The kind of tasks that allowed your small business to thrive are not always helpful for business growth. If you can design systems for these tasks, outsourcing will ensure they are carried out to your specifications, while you can then focus on growing the business. It is worth considering outsourcing at an early stage to avoid losing valuable time on standardized actions. You Need Specialized Help There will be times when a business requires specialized help, but the work might be a short-term project. Learning these new skills yourself will be time-consuming, while taking on a skilled employee could be unnecessary. Outsourcing the work allows you to find someone with the specific skills you require...

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Leadership Development and Reducing…

Employee turnover is one of the most annoying things in business. It means you've got to take the time to go through the hiring process again, hope that you find the right candidate, and train them hoping that they'll get up to speed as quickly as the person that left the position. Employee turnover results in lost time and money, and in some situations, can mean that your other employees may start feeling the brunt of having to pick up the slack for the person that's gone which can create a nasty cycle. That is where actionable ideas on employee retention come into play. There are a lot of reasons for turnover, and in any company, they can differ. Sometimes those in leadership roles are unable to do anything about it, but other times, actions by leadership can make a world of difference. Leadership development is one such area. Employees and Money One of the first things that some management professional think about when it comes to employee turnover is money. Data scientists have found that while pay is important, it's not the top predictor of employee satisfaction. Things that are important include the values and culture of the company in addition to what type of leadership and future opportunities are available to employees. Leaders that tap into the potential of their employees beyond just the skill they need to..

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7 Reasons Why Employees…

Employee turnover will cost you, and in ways you may not have previously considered. Higher than average turnover can sink morale, cut production, and tax you dearly in training costs. Although not every resignation can or should be thwarted, by understanding the reasons why employees quit, you can reduce turnover accordingly. We'll take a look at seven reasons why employees resign and move on as well as how to counter each one. 1. Poor hiring decisions. Sometimes people leave or are pressured out simply because they were the wrong person for the job. Worse, this individual may have been wrong for your company's culture. That's a clash in interests that could have been averted before they were hired. If your company consistently hires the wrong people, then your method of recruiting, evaluating, interviewing, and offering jobs to these individuals is all wrong. Something is broken in the process and needs to be fixed. Human Resources must be empowered to have the final say whether an individual is hired or not. If they already have that say, then something in the HR department needs overhauling. 2. An uncompetitive compensation package. Salary and benefits work in tandem to form your business' compensation package. Naturally, such packages should be tailored to individual employees, especially as they move up in the ranks. While the initial compensation package may be sufficient to attract an employee,..

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