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Avoid These 5 Mistakes and Ace Your Next Interview

As a job seeker, it’s hard to imagine anything more stressful than an interview. You can do your homework about the hiring company and feel good about your skills. But get into a room (or onto a video conference) with an HR manager who has power over your professional future, and the nerves will take over. Which is where mistakes can be made.   Unfortunately,… Read more »

7 Ways to Achieve a Healthier Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is an important aspect of a positive work environment. Maintaining work-life balance helps reduce stress and can prevent burnout in the workplace.  For many workers chronic stress is one of the most common health issues. The coupling of increased workloads with technology that keeps us constantly connected to our jobs finds an increasing number of workers feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, and drained. … Read more »

Importance of Highlighting Bilingual Skills on Your Resume

As a job seeker, having bilingual skills – along with the talents you possess that match your dream job’s requirements – can put you ahead of the competition. There are different ways a candidate can feature their bilingual skills on their resume to grab the attention of hiring managers – here are a few tips to help you stand out and get hired.   1. Revisit your resume  A well-written resume should be tailored… Read more »

After COVID-19: Top 5 Hospitality Trends for 2020

As the hospitality industry navigates the coronavirus pandemic, most business strategies have been put on hold.   No one really knows how long this situation will last, but as some regions in the U.S. and around the world begin to “open”, we do know that this current situation will come to a close and a recovery will occur.  So how best to prepare for this future recovery? Here are 5 trends hospitality… Read more »

What to Do When a Top Candidate Turns You Down

After weeks of searching, you’ve found the perfect hire for the job opening. The interviews have gone well and there’s a definite interest on both sides. You think you have the perfect fit and the offer is presented. Everything is going according to plan.  You hear back – and the candidate has accepted another offer.   Being turned down is something every… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve the Relationship with Your Boss

As an employee, we’ve all experienced it. The boss who just doesn’t seem to be on the same page as you. Who doesn’t assign you to the high-level projects. Or doesn’t hand out a “great job” when you’ve completed a successful project.    Whether you’re an experienced professional, or just starting out in your career, having a manager who doesn’t seem to… Read more »

3 Tips for Building Effective Workplace Communication

Communication is an important pillar of a healthy business. As a manager, team leader or HR professional, effective workplace communication is vital to creating and maintaining a positive team environment. The quality of workplace communication has a direct impact on the employee’s ability to collaborate, meet deadlines, and share new ideas.  Over the past several years major advances in technology have theoretically improved the ability for managers and workers to communicate. But are these technologies causing us to rely on them vs a more personal… Read more »

Working from Home During the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many employees are now working remotely. Sounds easy enough – but if you’ve never worked from home, staying focused and productive can be a challenge. Especially if you have a spouse or kids in the house.  The fact is, working from a home office can actually increase performance, business continuity, and even achieve greater work-life balance. Here are 5 examples to follow—whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned remote… Read more »

How to Reassign an Employee

As a business owner, manager, or human resources professional, it’s sometimes necessary to reassign an employee or employees to strengthen productivity gaps, increase morale, or diffuse potential personnel conflicts. As a business manager—especially in a smaller company—it may be beneficial to move employees laterally to increase a worker’s skills and create a more flexible team.… Read more »

5 Steps to Becoming an Indispensable Employee

Job security is a serious concern for many employees in today’s workforce. With positions being outsourced, cut, or revamped, it’s important to be looked upon as a valuable worker or team member. Many employees feel that they work hard and do a good job. But while hard work is certainly admirable, it’s only one part… Read more »