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Introverted? Here’s How to Ace an Interview

  Interview tips for Introverts Interviewing brings to mind phrases like “putting yourself out there,” “networking,” and “win them over.” Many of these phrases are like nails on a chalkboard to an introvert. The idea of walking into a room of strangers, talking about yourself and having to answer several questions that you can’t fully prepare for can make anyone nervous, but for an introvert, the task can seem impossible. Here’s what we know about

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I-9 Audits On The Rise

I-9 Audits On The Rise  By Laner Muchin, Ltd. In July 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that in the last six months, it issued 5,200 notices of inspection to employers in the U.S. in order to audit their Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification documents. This is a significant increase compared to only 1,360 audits initiated in all of the last fiscal year, which is consistent with a 2017 announcement by then-acting

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Employee Engagement Outside of the Office

Employee Engagement Outside of the Office Too often companies fall short with engaging their employees because they forget that, in many ways, it is external influences that affect their performance. Instead of creating employee models centered on the work experience, employers should be focusing on the employees themselves. What happens before and after the workday should be equally important to employers as they consider what happens during the day, as behaviors outside of the office

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What Are Some Tips To Prevent Candidates From Ghosting?

What Are Some Tips To Prevent Candidates From Ghosting? By Strategic Human Resources, Inc Question: Potential employees are continuing to disappear while we’re in the middle of our recruiting process – what can I do about this ghosting phenomenon? Answer: Great question, and one that doesn’t have just one answer. For the various reasons that potential employees are ghosting, many of them may point to the image that you’re portraying as an employer online. In

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Digital Detox Guide

Digital Detox Guide If anxiety starts to set in if you’re away from your smartphone for more than a few minutes, you may be suffering from what’s now being called Nomophobia, which stands for No Mobile Phone phobia, a term coined to describe an addiction to smartphone and internet usage. And it can have serious side effects. A study presented late last year at the Radiological Society of America shows that excessive use of a

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Creating Digital Boundaries at Work

Creating Digital Boundaries at Work By Amy Blankson Technology has been called the greatest disruptor of happiness in human history. Is this really true? For all of our technological connectivity in the digital era, we have never felt so overwhelmed and fragmented as a society. We find ourselves stressed out by the size of our inboxes, by our social media feeds, by the tangle of wires on our nightstands. We find ourselves constantly connected to

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The Components to Defining Your Company Culture

The Components to Defining Your Company Culture By Michael Haberman In business, they say a great idea is worthless without great execution. Taking that a step further, even great execution sometimes can’t salvage a company with poor culture. Brilliance alone might be able to get a firm up and running, and things might even carry on swimmingly for a few years. But, in time, if a company doesn’t focus on building the principles of a

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Writing Job Descriptions that Lead to Better Hires

A job description is usually one of the first things a prospective candidate reads when learning about an open position. A well-written description weeds out unqualified candidates and attracts desirable talent. Here are six tips to help you write a great job description. 1. Describe your company’s culture. When someone applies for a job, they’re looking for a way to make a living, but they’re also looking for somewhere they can spend eight hours a

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Use Onboarding to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Onboarding:  A Competitive Advantage “Onboarding is not a nice-to-have, but rather a need-to-have.” — Kevin Martin, research director at Human Capital Management Few people would argue with Kevin Mar- tin’s statement about the importance of onboarding. One possible exception might be someone whose sole experience with onboarding has been sitting through a long and incredibly boring program that focused only on some bureaucratic minutiae (such as the company’s dress code policy). In that case, though,

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Tackling the Manufacturing Industry Skill Dilemma

8 In today’s manufacturing industry there’s an immediate need for highly skilled and highly educated workers who can develop creative ideas, solve complex problems, and deliver innovative products. But these workers are proving to be scarce. Left unresolved, this scarcity will have a huge negative impact on this sector: “over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in

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