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Staffing Smarter

What actually makes a good employee? That means no more “Why should we hire you?” or “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Instead, get a little more personal. You already know the hole you want a candidate to … Continue reading

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How to Handle Office Conflict

Confront it – People come to me with a conflict, my first question is whether they’ve addressed the person or people directly. If they haven’t, I send them back. I’m clear about this expectation from day one and employee’s performance … Continue reading

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Too Good to Promote

I recently asked my boss about possibly moving to a different position. I was stunned when he replied, “That’s not likely to happen because you’re just too good at your job.” After working here for 16 years, I found his … Continue reading

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How Do I Handle My Bosses’ Gossiping?

Q: My boss regularly complains to me about my co-workers, and they tell me she does the same with them. Her habit of openly  discussing our flaws tends to pit people against each other and create conflict. However, she always … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell: Your Company May Be Failing

Q: If you know things are going badly at your company, should you warn your staff?  How? -Anonymous  This question made me smile. It is always nice to have a manager who cares. I agree with Bucky, for one to … Continue reading

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