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Everyone knows that communication is a valuable skill when it comes to managing people. But the reality is that there are two parts to communication: talking and listening. And some would argue that listening is the more important part. You should be hearing more than just what you want to hear and more than just… Read more »

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The hiring process is your opportunity to make yourself shine! It takes charisma and people skills, but more than that, you have to build a case that you’re the most qualified, most experienced candidate fit for this particular job. And there’s no better way to build your case than by using specific examples of your… Read more »

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Tech leaders might be among the most important in your company. Most organizations rely heavily on their tech departments, but it’s not the best technology that wins success—it’s the quality of the workers and their leadership. Yes, it’s important to employ the most advanced, cutting edge tools and resources, but more important are a forward-thinking… Read more »

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Speaking of important jobs, how about front-end web developers? An organization’s website is the face of the company. It’s the first thing that clients, customers, and prospective job candidates learn about it. A well-crafted, professional looking website improves your credibility and earns the trust of potential stakeholders, often earning the company new business. So what… Read more »

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If you want to keep your employees engaged and motivated, goal-setting is the way to go! When you have goals and expectations clearly laid out for your team, they can achieve and celebrate success. Without goals, even the most talented employees will wander aimlessly. Here’s how you can improve your management skills by setting clear… Read more »

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It’s no secret that job seeking is stressful. Competition is stiff and you need to make yourself stand out. A well-crafted resume with some significant accomplishments is a good start. Throw in some glowing references, outstanding interview responses, and some solid experience and you’re golden, right? But what else can you do to become a… Read more »

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The biggest asset of any company is their IT department and their engineering talent. Not only does their ability to function on a daily basis depend on them, but the potential for sustainable growth is in their hands—which means management has to do whatever it takes to retain them. It’s your responsibility to identify them,… Read more »

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Whether you’re trying to improve your relationship with your employees or your relationship with your spouse, communication is usually the best place to start. It’s the best way to make sure you have the same goals, that you’re on the same page, and that everyone else understands what each person is doing and responsible for…. Read more »

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A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience! You’re meeting new people, trying to remember names, and make an overall good first impression. The better prepared you are, the smoother it will go. Though you can’t control everything about the day, you can at least rehearse your answers, research the company, and select the most… Read more »

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Employee turnover is an important issue that can affect small businesses. Some estimates claim that it costs more than twice the amount of an employee’s annual salary to find and train a replacement. When resources, including time, money, and energy, are spent on hiring, productivity decreases, the rest of the employees are burdened with extra… Read more »