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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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A Look Back at 2016: How Business Changed

The business world is changing faster than ever before, and the emergence of new technologies like nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are blurring the lines of present and future even more. Digital technology is transforming the face of business, and 2016 brought notable changes to how businesses are connecting, selling and adapting to the […]

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The Results Are In: Most Companies Will Give Cash Bonuses to Show Appreciation

In November, we asked readers how they planned to show appreciation to their employees this holiday season. According to the results, “cash bonuses” is the top choice with 26% of the votes. Only 8% of respondents said they would not distribute any kind of bonus/gift to their employees this year. The rest of the results […]

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Avoiding Decisions

Our daily lives are made up of literally thousands of individual decisions. Many of these decisions we make automatically, while others we ignore resulting in our decisions being made for us. One of the human traits that invariably results in failure is the habit of avoiding decisions. The concept of avoiding decisions is absurd. It […]

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Why Thankful Companies are Successful Companies

With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]

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