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Finding and hiring the right candidate is a difficult and costly task for any company. It involves advertising, sifting through mountains of resumes, and conducting numerous interviews, all of which eat up a staff's already busy schedule. Some experts estimate the costs of filling a position can range from 8 percent to 20 percent of the position's annual salary for the first year. Read More

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It’s all too easy to think you won’t make any mistakes on your resume. You won’t misspell your own name or include “taking long walks” under your skills section—real mistakes made on real resumes, according to a 2016 CareerBuilder survey. While you hopefully have more common sense than the above job seekers, be wary of making the following top resume mistakes:   Read More

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Time is an integral part of everyone’s workday. Getting to the office on time. Punching the clock. Meeting deadlines. Yet most people struggle to some degree with time management at work. How do you stay on task amid constant meetings? How do you get your work finished when you are answering emails all day? Incorporating a few simple time management strategies into your day can make a big difference in productivity and reducing stress while you’re at it. Read More

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Engaged employees are the driving force behind any productive workplace, whether it’s a construction site, an industrial kitchen or an office. According to a 2012 study by Gallup, organizations with greater ratios of engaged workers to disengaged were significantly more productive and profitable, ranked higher in customer satisfaction, and had lower turnover and absenteeism rates. Read More

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Work can be hard on your back whether you sit at a desk typing on a computer, stand on your feet cooking, or bend and straighten hoisting heavy boxes all day. Back pain and injuries are among the most common causes of missed work in the United States. Workers whose jobs require twisting and repetitive lifting of heavy objects are particularly at risk of debilitating back injuries, but people who sit all day at work are also in danger of developing back problems. Read More

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For nearly two decades, Google has helped people find the information, products and services they need on the internet. Now Google is helping people find their next job. Last month, the tech giant launched ‘Google for Jobs’ where prospective candidates can search for work. Read More

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Your resume is often the very first demonstration of your job skills. This one- or two-page document shows how well you understand a particular position and industry, and whether you approach tasks with care and attention to detail. Hiring managers and recruiters notice mistake-free resumes that clearly communicate skills and experience. Here’s how to make sure your resume stays at the top of the pile. Read More

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These days, cell phones feel like an extension of ourselves. We are rarely without them and seldom power them down. A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center found that 46 percent of Americans “couldn’t live without” their smart phones. According to a survey by Zogby, 87 percent of Millennials say they are never separated from their cell phones.   Read More