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So much has changed with technology just in the last two decades. How did we keep up with far-flung friends and relatives before Facebook? Have you noticed that people tend to speak in 140 character snippets? And are emojis the new hieroglyphs of modern language? Whether you want to admit it, or embrace it, or… Read more »

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The Holy Grail of hiring is to bring in an employee so competent and skilled that they can be trusted to run the company in your absence. Someone with all the skills that your company needs and a personality that matches your current staff sounds so impossible. Many hiring managers aren’t sure where to find… Read more »

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A promotion is usually a great moment of celebration. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, so why shouldn’t you be excited about it? But there are often many considerations when accepting a promotion and whether or not you are promoted ahead of your colleagues can be one of the most intimidating ones. Should… Read more »

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Mistakes happen. In fact, they probably happen pretty frequently. However, the true test of a successful person is how they handle the mistakes and what they do after the fact. Your team will inevitably make mistakes, both small and big ones. Before it stops them in their tracks, it is important to find a way… Read more »

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Every day, week, month, and a year has a specific flow. You feel it even when you’re not paying specific attention. Your mind and body do have a rhythm that influences everything you do. Think about how your productivity changes right before a vacation. Or maybe you find that you’re more engaged in the mornings… Read more »

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A bad hire is never something a manager wants to have to deal with on the job. But, when do you decide to pull the plug? What if there was another option? If the employee isn’t quite getting the job done that they were hired for, maybe you can reassign them to utilize their skills… Read more »

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There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to how to best achieve a healthy work/life balance. Some suggest that you turn everything about work completely off when you’re at home with your family or friends. But, what if there is another way? Perhaps leaning on your loved ones for advice about… Read more »

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According to the Society for Human Resources Management, for the first time in 3 years global wages are expected to rise in 2016. This is excellent news for workers all across the world as well as right here in the U.S. and Tampa, Florida. The wage increase could be as big as 2.5% in many… Read more »

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It sounds like it might be easy to classify your employees in two separate categories. Either you have hard workers who perform at the highest levels, or you have those who would rather be anywhere but work. In reality, every employee is a little of both. Every day brings new challenges, personal struggles, and frustrations… Read more »

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Employee motivation is a key factor to the success of any business. No business is possible without the hard working employees that you work with every day. But motivation is also fickle. Bad days, issues at home, or overall dissatisfaction can creep in when you least expect it and even the best employee will suddenly… Read more »