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Top 10 Business Development Tips for New Recruiters
April 24, 2018 at 02:39 PM
While much of the talk around recruiting focuses on finding candidates and filling roles, business development is just as crucial to your success. To put it simply: There's no need to find candidates or fill roles if you don't have clients asking you to do so. While some people treat "business development" as a fancy term for sales, there is much more to the function. ...
Here's the No. 1, Research-Backed Way to Keep Employees Motivated
April 23, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Keeping employees engaged isn't always easy, but it is always necessary. But with so many different types of workers within one workplace, what's the simplest way to keep your employees motivated — and, by extension, engaged? I'm extremely passionate about creating collaborative work environments with highly engaged employees. A huge part of this undertaking is investing in your people. One of my key responsibilities is managing and growing recruiting and onboarding ...
Move Over Soft Skills — the Future Demands Super Skills
April 20, 2018 at 09:16 PM
We glimpse the future every day, and sometimes it's weird. There are now refrigerators that will order groceries before you run out, doors in our homes that we can lock or unlock from cellphones halfway around the world, and semi-trucks that drive themselves. If one thing is for sure, it's this: It's only going to get weirder from here. What does that all mean for the workforce? What skills should workers ...
The Long-Term Benefit of Working for Free
April 23, 2018 at 05:38 PM
Article by Tom Bilyeu If you're serious about making money, go work for free. This isn't a joke. Prioritizing a paycheck is very short-term thinking. Think about it: If you play everything perfectly and stumble into a job that pays a fortune, what are you really going to make? If you're lucky, $100,000 — maybe. In fact, if your first job pays $100,000, you're about as rare as an ...
5 Ways Sentimentality Is Killing Your Career
April 23, 2018 at 07:19 PM
I have a Spotify playlist called "Endorphins." As of today, it contains more than 200 soft rock love songs/somebody-done-somebody-wrong songs. These songs take me somewhere pleasant and calming. I'm sure you have a playlist that does the same for you. Similarly, you may also look back on a previous workplace the same way I look at my playlist. Perhaps you remember an office where you once felt wanted, needed, and even praised. There are good reasons to feel sentimental when someone ...
Are You Being Ageist Against Young Interviewers?
April 19, 2018 at 09:24 PM
As a career strategist, I often come to the defense of older workers who experience ageism. However, I don't talk enough about "reverse ageism" — in other words, how older job seekers treat younger interviewers during the process. Some older job seekers have told me they have a hard time taking younger interviewers seriously. Their arrogance is clear as they talk about their interviewing experiences. Let's Reverse the Situation ...
Trump's Tax Plan May Spur Small Business Hiring in 2018
April 20, 2018 at 07:04 PM
Donald Trump is, historically, a businessman. As such, it may be no surprise that many small businesses could see a boost in 2018 due to his tax plan, also known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The effects of the bill on individual taxpayers are still uncertain, but business owners will be able to claim ...
4 Tips for Creating Successful Content Around a Trending Topic
April 19, 2018 at 09:47 PM
There is an endless number of topics that start trending, either on a periodic basis or as cultural events occur. The Super Bowl, a rise in cryptocurrency price, Christmas flight travel volume, the Stranger Things finale — the list goes on. Content marketers can capitalize on these by creating material that readers are craving. So, how do you know if you can leverage these topics as they arrive to the news cycle? There are a few rules of thumb to ...
3 Steps to Establishing a Shared Vision of Success for Your Organization
April 20, 2018 at 07:33 PM
People want to join the winning team. It is human nature to want to be on the side of success. People also want to feel they are truly part of that team — to share in the highs and lows, to score against the opposition, and to overcome personal challenges to get there. In business, as in sport, creating a winning team involves talent, hard work, strategy, and leadership. Each individual ...