Diffusing a Tough Situation: Management Tips for Team Strife

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life – and work. Blame it on personalities, differing lifestyles, stress or myriad other factors, but sometimes it occurs between team members. As a leader, you would probably rather focus your time and energy on issues like productivity and meeting customer deadlines. But if not handled properly, conflict alienates… Read more »

Beyond the Basics: Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

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Your effective response to interview questions requires a depth of confidence and self-awareness that clearly communicates your work style, passions and vision. Here are some tips to follow as you address questions that go beyond the basics and separate serious contenders from candidates who will be eliminated from the final cut. Remember: Regardless of the… Read more »

How to Manage Summer Time-off Requests and Maintain Staffing Numbers

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Summer is nearly here, and the warmer spring weather and sunny days mean that workers are being inspired to turn in their requests for vacation time now.  Digging out from beneath the pile of requests in a way that keeps staff happy while still keeping sufficient team members in the office can be tough.  Here’s… Read more »

5 Red Flags to Look for When Hiring

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As you narrow down your candidate field, there are signs you should watch for before signing a person onto your team. Keep your eyes – and mind – open for these red flags in order to avoid a costly hiring mistake: Arriving Late for an Interview. This should be obvious, but unless a candidate has… Read more »