Category Archives: Employment Tips

7 negotiating mistakes everyone can avoid

Editor’s note: Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International and author of “Think like a Negotiator.” While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately … Continue reading

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Engaging staff with 5 easy conversations

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is the founder and CEO of Ignite Global, a human resource management consultancy based in Australia. Did you know that only a fraction of your staff bring their “A” game to work every day? According to … Continue reading

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Are your employees well? If not, forget about increasing engagement

Editor’s note: Ben Egan is a consultant at UK-based HR consultancy and bespoke technology firm ETS. “How are you feeling – are you well?” It’s a question we ask friends and family every day. However, employers aren’t asking it enough. … Continue reading

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5 ways to enhance your relationships while working remotely

Editor’s note: Kara Goldin is founder/CEO of Hint Inc., a producer of unsweetened flavored waters. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “5 steps to being a rockstar while working remotely.” More … Continue reading

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5 practices to boost your personal and professional standing

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, a Western Canadian training organization, and author of The Power of Polite, Blueprint for Success and Cognito Cards – Wisdom for Dining & Social Etiquette. At one time, … Continue reading

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MR job prospects show promise of upward mobility

Editor’s note: Karla Ahern and Naomi Keller are market research executive recruiters at Evanston, Ill.-based Burtch Works Executive Recruiting. This post originally appeared as an article in the April 2014 issue of Marketing News under the title “State of the … Continue reading

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8 reasons why opportunity never knocks on your door


You’re a hard worker. You stay late at the office and never complain. You’re your boss’ go-to person on big projects and you never let her down. You’re always taking on extra responsibility even when your plate is spilling over. … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for repairing your credibility

Has your credibility rating taken a hit lately? If you’re honest, you might have to admit to a slip-up or two. Perhaps you were late more times than you would like to admit, you missed several deadlines or you told … Continue reading

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The 5 Cs of recruiting, engaging and retaining staff

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is a human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. For more information visit http://igniteglobal.com. The war for talent is over … Continue reading

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17 LinkedIn profile must-haves

Editor’s note: Neal Schaffer is the author of Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success. If you’ve been in today’s job market for more than five minutes, you know that … Continue reading

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