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5 Tips to Improve Your Career Development

You Owe Yourself a Career Development Action Plan
 
Career management isn't just a nice-to, it's a must do if you expect to gain maximum success and happiness from the hours you invest in work. Face it, you are likely going to work 40 hours a week for your adult life. ...




7 Ways to Make the First Day Perfect for New Hires

The first day of any new job can be overwhelming. Trying to navigate a new company, meet everyone in the office and learn the ropes of a new role is a lot for new hires.
 
First impressions are important. New hires know just how important it is to make a good first impression early in their tenure, but it’s also important for companies to put their best foot forward for their newest team members. ...




Integrity and Fairness Matter Most in a Leader

Employees and executives agree that integrity and fairness are the most important qualities in a corporate leader, finds a new study from Robert Half Management Resources.
 
"Leaders who act with integrity and treat people well help maximize the contributions of their employees and build goodwill for their organization," Tim Hird, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, said in a statement. ...




New EEO-1 Form Requires Companies to Report Pay Data

EEOC wants employers with 100 or more employees to submit wage info starting March 2018
 
he Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Sept. 29 released an updated EEO-1 reporting form, which will require covered employers to provide employee pay data beginning in March 2018. ...




Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

In a recent issue of The New Yorker, Atul Gawande, the gifted writer and accomplished doctor, published yet another of his must-read accounts of the health-care crisis and the innovators trying to change things for the better. One of the organizations he highlighted was a physician practice in Atlantic City, N. ...




3 keys to better management of workplace conflict

Conflict is not, by its nature, a bad thing. In a world without conflict, problems in the workplace wouldn’t be discovered or addressed, and innovation would grow stagnant.   
 
We get into trouble when conflict is poorly managed and is allowed to affect people personally. ...




3 manager mistakes costing employers top talent

In today’s job market, there are a lot of employers competing for the best talent — including those superstars who currently work for you. That makes it paramount that your managers do everything possible to retain your best workers. 
 
Some missteps that can drive talent away? These communication fumbles by your managers:
 
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5 Ways To Reinvent Your Recruiting Strategy

A client of mine is a multinational company with a vibrant, fast paced culture has been through the ringer lately. We talked about the talent issues they are dealing with, which were precipitated by losing two big accounts. The hit to income and profits distracted the CEO, and eventually, after months, led to a restructuring of the business to focus on different verticals. ...




Massachusetts Makes Asking About Salary History a Thing of the Past

How the law banning employers from asking about previous compensation could impact your job search.
 
Job seekers in Massachusetts will no longer have to disclose their salary history to prospective employers in order to be considered for a job, thanks to a new pay equity law signed this week. ...




6 Things You Should Unlearn to Succeed at Work

Don’t let these habits hold you back in your professional life.
 
Life has a way of instilling lessons in us that don't always apply in every context. That's especially true when it comes to work: You may have habits or ways of thinking that served you well in school or beyond, but which will actually hold you back in your professional life. ...