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The fourth quarter is upon us, a time when many companies do their annual planning. This includes the establishment of goals which serve as performance beacons for the upcoming year. I have researched, studied and instructed goal-setting theories and methodology for years. Accordingly, I can say goal setting is among the most misunderstood and misapplied… Read more »

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Like most employees, you probably won’t have the same employer throughout your career. Even if you move to a new company multiple times based on your professional goals, you may reach a point where you feel the need to completely change direction. Here are six signs it’s time to change careers. Not Fitting With the… Read more »

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As much as anything, I believe companies can significantly impact their bottom line through their commitment to social responsibility and how they manage their culture. This enhances the ability to capture the potential of their employees by directing efforts and resources to focus on better employee engagement. An engaged employee is one who is fully… Read more »

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Hiring IT staff can be challenging. You need to know the best questions to ask and what type of answers to look for so that you hire the best candidates. Here are nine important questions you should ask when interviewing IT candidates: What Are Three Major Trends Affecting the IT Industry? How Do You Think… Read more »

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has staked its place in the business community; seeking to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. The stakeholders of an organization are: Employees Customers Suppliers The Community Throughout this series of blogs, the terms ethics and CSR will be used interchangeably. Ethics is the underpinning of CSR;… Read more »

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When creating your accounting resume, you need to focus on the areas your potential employer cares about the most. Highlighting your skills and experience demonstrates the valuable contributions you may provide for your next employer. Follow these guidelines for writing a stand-out accounting resume. Contact Information Ensure your contact information stands out so hiring managers… Read more »

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As a sales rep, you need a variety of skills to be successful. If you don’t continue cultivating those skills, you won’t be as fulfilled with your career development. Here are five top skills you should possess to excel as a top sales rep: Product Knowledge Ensure you have complete knowledge of your product. This… Read more »

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Conducting a behavioral interview uncovers the truth about a candidate’s character. How a candidate dealt with past circumstances is a strong indication of how a candidate may deal with future occurrences. Therefore, behavioral interviewing is a highly effective method for finding the right employee for a position. Uncover Genuine Answers Behavioral interviewing requires a candidate… Read more »

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With the job market being so competitive, candidates do whatever they can to show they’re best suited for a position. This may include embellishing information on resumes or hoping companies don’t uncover certain aspects about candidates’ personal lives. Therefore, as an employer, it’s important you perform due diligence when recruiting employees. Here are some reasons… Read more »

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When looking for a job, you want to appear as professional as possible. Exhibiting the image a hiring manager is looking for brings you closer to securing an interview. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to avoid displaying habits that scream unprofessionalism.   Not Proofreading Your Resume or Cover Letter Because hiring managers are looking… Read more »