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The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on the way business is done. The turmoil and upheaval has shown business owners that they need to adjust their hiring processes. Employers must now rethink tasks that require in-person contact. With more employees working remotely, perks centered on schedule flexibility and work-life balance are now standard company benefits....
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Many employers see training as part of an onboarding process for new talent. But after the first few months, training can get shelved and attention refocuses on day-to-day issues. Yet there are many reasons to train employees on an ongoing basis through professional development activities. First off, know what your team members want from their jobs....
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Nearly 40 percent of American jobs could be automated within the next 15 years, according to a report from PwC. And, automation isn’t just taking away low-skilled jobs. Increasingly sophisticated machine-learning technology is displacing white-collar workers. The exact impact of automation is unclear. Some anticipate that as with other technology, automation will cause a net increase of...
As if the pressure to develop and deliver a presentation that excites your audience weren’t enough, trying to impress your boss with that presentation is a whole other set of concerns. In most cases, if you plan with your organization’s goals in mind, you shouldn’t have a problem delivering a presentation that your boss will...
If you’re an entrepreneur in charge of a growing business, you eventually will be required to hire employees. Ideally, these people will take some of the workload off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on meeting with clients and growing the company. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. That worker who showed such promise...
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is perhaps best known for saying that a state of consciousness that makes an experience genuinely satisfying can be called a “flow state.” I often see people complaining about not having focus and not being able to concentrate on one thing. While some say they are pros at multi-tasking, it is extremely...
While you may think that you need to tread very carefully with what you say to your boss, you might be playing it too safe. I’ve interviewed a lot of CEOs over the years, and the majority of them tell me they like to hear often from the people who work for them. This helps...
Have you ever missed a deadline? If so, you aren’t alone. Even the most conscientious worker will occasionally fall behind, especially when faced with a demanding task list. When that happens, the way you react could be even more essential to your future career than whether or not you finish your assignment on time. There...

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