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It is So Important to Think of Others

  Everyone has a lot on their plates, and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.  However, the fact is there are many with even more pain and heartache.  As we work with many people who have lost their jobs, many of these people already have many other troubles and problems that others may not …

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What is More Pressing in Business: Politics, Economical Events, or Increased Workplace Violence?

There are numerous concerns in business today, and more will develop with time.  The political issues being discussed seem to get a lot of people worked up, which includes “what is our Congress doing about the increasing costs of healthcare?”  Health Insurance costs have become outrageous!  Not to mention the costs of medications!  It seems …

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WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT & EXPECT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The image and role of human resources has definitely changed over the years.  Decades ago HR was referred to as “Personnel” with many of these people being seen as a high-end Administrator, yet making many decisions, which greatly impacted the organization.  Selecting employees for most positions would radically influence the business. Later “personnel managers” were gradually …

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If You Were Beginning Your Career, How Important Would Training Be to You

Whether you have a college degree or received an associate degree or even certain professional certifications, until a person gets into his/her regular, full-time professional career, all the knowledge and data a person has retained is lacking the hands-on experience.  An internship can be very helpful, but even then the role of an intern has …

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Employers, Encourage and Support Your Professionals Attending Conferences

Fall seems to be a time for business conferences, including the Human Resources annual state conference (i.e. NC SHRM Conference).  Many businesses do not value these events, thus the business leader doesn’t necessarily encourage attendance, however, that is very shortsighted.  By attending the business/professional conferences, the organization strives to identify and provide topics that addresses …

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BUSINESS LEADERS, WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHERS TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOU

Those business leaders, who are ones with strong convictions and committed to being their best and/or being able to “making a difference”, strive to be of good character and high integrity.  Chances are they have idolized other leaders who have made valuable contributions to their industries, communities, and the overall good health of their fellow …

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HOW EFFECTIVE ARE YOUR DECISION-MAKING SKILLS?

There are many concerns globally that could have repercussions on our nation, though no one has a crystal ball to tell the future.  Some countries seem to be flexing their muscles or trying to ruffle our feathers, to see what the United States would do if pressured enough. There have been threats of nuclear bombing, shooting …

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WHY IS COLLABORATION SO IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS

An Effective, Well-Trained Team This fall the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management (NC SHRM) is focusing on “collaboration” at this year’s annual conference, as it is so important and pivotal to the efficiency and productivity of an organization.  Without “Team Work” a workforce is just a group of individuals doing his or her …

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WHAT ARE COMPANIES DOING TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE LEADERS?

Think of the best business leader you ever had.  What made them so helpful and effective?  Did they make it easy for you?  Were they extremely friendly and acted more like your “friend” than your superior?  What did you learn from this Leader? There are different kinds of “Leaders”, but seldom does a “leader” who …

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TOP 5 PRIORITIES EMPLOYEES SEEK IN EMPLOYERS AND VICE VERSA

Both employees and employers have specific priorities that each seeks in the other as partners in an employment relationship.  If each can be honest about these, as well as make a conscious effort to sincerely agree and meet these expectations, their working relationship should be a win-win.  Let’s look a t each of their priority …

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