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Allen Staffing Firms Expects 2012 to Be a Year of Growth

Eli Daniel Group 2012 is off to a great start for the staffing industry. In a year-to-year comparison, temporary help employment for the month of January was 7.1% higher than in January 2011. “As the economy continues to improve, staffing firms like ours are going to be […]

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Why Your Leadership Competencies May be Failing to Deliver

Leadership competencies are a perennial topic of interest. HR practitioners wonder about the competencies being emphasized in their development programs as well as the skills on which other organizations focus. And even if we don’t openly discuss it, we may wonder if our organization is taking aim […]

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7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Start A ‘Mini-CEO’ Program When an employee has a new idea for how to do business, Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot, a marketing software firm in Boston, sometimes chooses to fire that employee from his or her day job, and appoint that person ‘CEO’ of a new […]

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10 Things You Should Never Micromanage

Hey, go-getter. Yes, you could do it all, but there are times it’s best to step back and stop stifling your team’s productivity and creativity. By their very nature, entrepreneurs are doers. While other people may scheme or dream up ideas, entrepreneurs prefer to take action. That’s […]

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Best Leadership Books of All Time

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (1959) The against-all-odds survival tale of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 27-member crew is one of the most timeless leadership allegories out there. When the 1914 Antarctic voyage got stuck for over a year in an ice floe, Shackleton’s […]

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Deliver Value to Your Employees—Your Most Important Stakeholders

Beryl Companies CEO Paul Spiegelman explains how to get employees to show up for work with passion, productivity, and focus–and increase profits. By Paul Spiegelman | Jul 18, 2011 How does your company picnic impact your bottom line? What about the handwritten note sent to an employee […]

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Nineteen Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now

We scoured the Web and came up with a list of the smartest business bloggers. Their advice just might help you run a better company. There are more than 130 million blogs on the World Wide Web today, and 1.5 million more are created each week, according […]

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Basic Resume Formats

There are three basic types of resumes: Chronological, Functional, and “combined” Chronological – Functional. To see what these styles look like, get a resume book. They are usually terrible guides for how to write an excellent resume, but they are good to see different formats. We would […]

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A Great Resume Has Two Sections – Part 2, Summary

The “Summary” or “Summary of Qualifications” consists of several concise statements that focus the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer. Those qualities should be the most compelling demonstrations of why they should hire you instead of the other candidates. […]

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Skills and Accomplishments

In this final part of the assertions section of your resume, you go into more detail. You are still writing to sell yourself to the reader, not to inform them. Basically, you do exactly what you did in the previous section, except that you go into more […]

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