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Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?

Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?
Every business owner knows that the job responsibilities for employees at all levels have become more and more complex. Top performers in any industry display strong communication skills, can collaborate with a diverse team, and are able to navigate high-tech software. Now, not all of your employees across the board nail all of these, but your top ...
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How Being a Team Player Can Help Land Your Next Job

How Being a Team Player Can Help Land Your Next Job
In just about every job, working well with other people has become a vital part of being successful. All organizations want great team players located in every department. When you're on the job search, working successfully in teams is an interview question that you will more than likely hear from the hiring manager. How can you explain that you ar...
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What to Do When a Recruiter Calls You Unexpectedly

What to Do When a Recruiter Calls You Unexpectedly
Opportunity knocks unexpectedly, and so do recruiters. When a recruiter gives you a call, you may be actively seeking employment, happily working for the company of your dreams or somewhere in between. Regardless of your current state, you should always take the time to listen and respond to a recruiter's opportunity. You never know what the future...
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ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement

ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement
Business owners know the great value of employees who act, think and behave like an owner. There's one guaranteed trick to encouraging employees to feel this kind of responsibility and loyalty in their work – make them owners! An ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) provides the workforce with stock ownership in the company, often at no up-front co...
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Accomplish More (and Procrastinate Less) with This Plan

Accomplish More (and Procrastinate Less) with This Plan
What happens when you get rewarded for a job well done? Even just a heart-felt thank you is often enough to boost your morale and put that extra bit of power into your productivity. Guess what – you're not alone. In fact, several studies show that when your hard work is praised, your desire to produce more, work harder and find joy in your work eve...
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Do You Need a New Job or a New Career?

Do You Need a New Job or a New Career?
Are you ready for new career challenges or are you looking for a lateral move to a company where you might be a better fit? Perhaps it's time to take on more responsibility, or, perhaps you love what you do, just not where you do it. There are many reasons to switch employers, whether you want a whole new career or the same position in a place with...
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Boost Your Career in 2016 with 4 New Behaviors

Boost Your Career in 2016 with 4 New Behaviors
Sometimes, opportunity finds us, and sometimes we have go to out and hunt for it. Whether you're in a temporary position or a permanent career, when the right employment opportunity comes your way you want to be prepared. Maybe you're looking to become stronger and better in your current position, or perhaps you're ready to boost your career in new...
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3 Ways to Be Ready for Staff Turnover

3 Ways to Be Ready for Staff Turnover
When employees leave – either because they found a new opportunity or management had to let them go – their absence is felt across all departments. Not least of all, turnover can significantly impact your company's bottom line. In fact, a study by the Center for American Progress revealed that employers spend about $10,000 on hiring and training ea...
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How Do You Say “No” at Work?

How Do You Say “No” at Work?
In today's fast-paced, high-tech workplace, it seems like employees have much more to do and much less time to do it. When you're trying to make a strong impression with your employer and co-workers, you may find yourself facing situations where you want to say no, need to say no, yet you hear yourself utter, "Yes." You may think you're being a har...
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When Is a Business Ready to Become an ESOP?

When Is a Business Ready to Become an ESOP?
For whatever reason, you and your partners are considering selling your business to a third party. Maybe it's an issue of productivity or turnover, or maybe you're just ready to give up the stress of owning a business. You'll broker a deal that retains your job and most of your authority, but in the end, you will no longer be the majority owner. Be...
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Create a LinkedIn Invite for Any Potential Connection

Create a LinkedIn Invite for Any Potential Connection
If you're thinking about embarking on a job search, or just hoping to broaden your professional network, you must turn to your LinkedIn page. If you want to reach out to other professionals for new opportunities, either for a permanent position or a temporary job, you need to make your LinkedIn profile robust so they'll see value in connecting with...
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Give Constructive Feedback that Has an Impact

Give Constructive Feedback that Has an Impact
In order to encourage and inspire quality productivity, managers and business owners must address both strengths and weakness in their workforce. Understanding the ways each specific employee impacts productivity can reveal the connection between employee success and company success. With this awareness, you can provide feedback to your staff that ...
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All of That Multi-Tasking Is Not Good for You

All of That Multi-Tasking Is Not Good for You
It's not an uncommon sought-after quality – the ability to multitask. In fact, it's one of the ones that seems to impress employers the most. Multitasking is the ability to do multiple tasks at once, and a new study by Stanford University suggests that it's not only counterproductive, but it could actually be damaging your brain.  Candidates a...
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Say Hello and Watch Your Networking Improve

Say Hello and Watch Your Networking Improve
Networking can be an intimidating task. Networking events are huge, and filled with people who already seem to know each other. Networking websites seem to lack genuine interactions and are overloaded with information. Often, candidates shy away from networking because they don't even know where to begin. Well, for starters – you can begin at "hell...
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Improve Office Culture by Really Focusing on Your Team

Improve Office Culture by Really Focusing on Your Team
Have you ever found yourself staring at a stack of applications, wondering why you keep finding yourself in this situation? Your employees keep leaving and you have no idea how to improve the office culture to make them want to stay. You're not alone; from office managers to warehouse supervisors, business leaders in every industry have faced high ...
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Become a Leader When You Aren’t in a Leadership Work Position

Become a Leader When You Aren’t in a Leadership Work Position
Leadership is important at all levels. Whether you're an administrative professional adept at managing workflow, or a plant floor manager who can mediate interpersonal conflicts, your leadership skills are important. So how do you translate those skills into a promotion or advancement? First, you have to start thinking of yourself as a leader on an...
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New Burnett/Choice Blog

New Burnett/Choice Blog
Our  completely redesigned blog offers visitors richer insight into tips provided by Burnett/Choice Specialists and news.
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