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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Important Soft Skill You Look for in a Job Candidate?

Job experience and education are only part of the equation when finding the perfect new employee. Most hiring managers can attest to situations where an applicant looked perfect on paper, but the hire didn’t stick due to a disconnect in the soft skills needed to perform the job. According to the American Society of Training […]

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season

Recognition and appreciation are the lifeblood of successful, well-led teams. When businesses focus on their most valuable assets—their employees—they build a culture of loyalty, respect, and high morale. As we enter the holiday season, now is the best time of the year to live that culture. Check out these creative ways to thank your employees […]

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3 Tips for Writing the Perfect Employee Appreciation Note

Behind every great organization is a team of hardworking, loyal employees. But with continued success, comes strain and burnout. To avoid turnover or loss in growth, an organization needs to focus on what matters most—their employees. One proven way to do that is to recognize the importance of your team through acknowledgment and appreciation. In […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: Why Thankful People Are Successful People

Legendary author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said “gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” We all know people who are eternally positive. They relish the opportunity to start a new day and […]

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The Results Are In: Majority of Companies Will Use Current Staff For Seasonal Upswing

In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies handle the extra workload during the holiday season, and nearly three-quarters of businesses don’t make any adjustments to their current staff. With 39% of the votes, “we do not make any seasonal adjustments” was the number one answer, followed by “use current staff, […]

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Question of the Month: How Do You Handle the Extra Workload During the Holiday Season?

For many businesses, the fourth quarter isn’t a time for the faint of heart—it’s the busiest three months of the year. And as 2016 comes to a close, year-end deadlines and holiday seasonal upswings often leave employees overworked and stretched thin. The fourth quarter of the year is especially busy for retailers. According to the […]

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