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A deep and broad network can be one of your most powerful tools, helping you find great opportunities and, likewise, helping great opportunities find you. This has never been truer than during COVID-19. The economic chaos spurred by the pandemic has rocked all sense of job security for most of us. We’re all left wondering:… Read more »

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Kickstart Your Morning | Morning Habit Improvements

How you start your morning has a significant impact on how things unfold throughout the day. Beginning with the right attitude and expectations affects how well you accomplish what you set out to do. By properly preparing yourself for a hectic workday, you are better equipped to handle anything unexpected that comes your way. Here are three suggestions… Read more »

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  While the United States has seen a historical jump in unemployment during COVID-19, we’re starting to see movement in hiring across many industries. Economists predict a small recovery in Q3 and a big bounce in Q4 and well into 2021. Smart companies have their eyes on the horizon and understand they need to start… Read more »

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  Earlier this week Governor Newsom announced that a small group of nonessential businesses, primarily in the retail sector, can reopen with certain restrictions as early as Friday, April 8. Additional Phase 2 announcements are expected any moment, allowing more and more Californians to return to work. While the economy will slowly begin to rebound,… Read more »

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Managing a Remote Workforce | Alliance Resource Group

In response to the uncertainties created by COVID-19, your finance team probably is working remotely. If you are new to remote work, you may be experiencing challenges in leading your employees. Because you lack the daily, in-person interaction of the office, you are finding new ways to navigate forward during rapidly changing circumstances. Fortunately, there are research-based… Read more »

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Studies show that a shorter commute is even more beneficial to you than a pay increase. Given the financial, emotional, and health costs involved with long commutes, you are better off finding a job you love that is closer to home. Here are three reasons why a new job with a shorter commute is the answer… Read more »

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Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read more »

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Issuing Tough Feedback to a Team Member

When you have an employee whose performance is not reaching expectations, you have to address it. If you don’t, your team and credibility will suffer. Since you want to change the employee’s performance as soon as possible, the longer you wait, the harder the conversation will be. Follow these guidelines to talk with an employee who is… Read more »

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Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

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Tips on Coaching an Employee

Since you want your team to innovate, they need to take risks. When they take risks, they have the potential to make mistakes. Although everyone makes mistakes, serious ones can end up costing your company significant amounts of money. As a result, you need to handle mistakes as they happen to avoid repeating them. Follow these guidelines to successfully meet… Read more »