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If You Can’t Solve the Problem, Focus on Changing the Problem

Once upon a time, I worked as a contractor where my supervisor had worked for the same company for 30 years! He was quite wise and had many great theories about work and problem-solving. One of my favorite quotes he used to say was, “If you can’t solve the problem, change the problem.” I have […]

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Best Job Application Software for Franchises

Own a franchise? Most franchise owners try and run as tight a financial ship as possible. With so many costs involved in starting and operating a franchise, every little bit makes a difference. Using a digital solution for your job applications is the perfect solution to saving time and money in the hiring process. Not […]

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Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day

April 3rd is national “Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day.” Are you at work? Usually, work and fun are not synonymous, unfortunately for all of us required to work. But, work can be fun, right? I think there are a few key things to making work fun: Check your attitude at the door. […]

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Hiring Cycles: Seasonal and Temporary Hiring Needs

As a business owner, the chances are that your employment needs come and go with hiring cycles. While some companies are constantly hiring because of high turnover or the nature of their work, most companies experience hiring cycles. So, as a business owner, how do you take care of your digital hiring process without paying […]

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Expectations for Employees: Is Hiring the Luck of the Draw?

Ever hired someone stellar in the interview process but came to find out you made a horrible mistake? Surprisingly, this happens quite often, but why? There are many reasons why your new employee got hired but turned out to be a dud. Maybe you didn’t perform due diligence with reference and background checks or maybe […]

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Should I Provide a Spanish Job Application?

If you’re wondering if you should provide a Spanish job application, the short answer is yes! More and more of today’s potential workforce is bilingual, with their primary language being Spanish. By providing an optional Spanish employment application, you suddenly open yourself up to many more applicants that may otherwise not apply for your job […]

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Embracing Digital Job Applications in the 21st Century

Welcome to the 21st Century! I am constantly amazed that even with all the technological advances in the past few decades, as a society, we are still holding on to our paper processes. Just think about how much paper flows through your life daily: mortgage applications, employee performance reviews, job applications, notes, books, recipes, bills, […]

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Employee Retention Human Resources Salary

What to Know About Year-End Holiday Bonuses

One of my previous employers didn’t give year-end holiday bonuses. When I first found out about this, I was a little annoyed, but the more I have thought about this, the more OK I am with no bonus. However, this employer was generous with yearly reviews and merit-based performance increases. When everything is said and […]

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Unmasking Job Candidates

Happy Halloween! During this season of dressing up as your favorite superhero, I can’t help but think about the masks job candidates wear when applying and interviewing. When reviewing job applications and interviewing candidates, how do you see through the mask to the real person? On applications and resumes, applicants usually include at least three […]

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The History of Labor Day: Then and Now

Sure, Labor Day is a great day for a backyard BBQ. For some small businesses, it’s a day to offer discounts and rake in some profits. But do you know the origins and history of Labor Day, and why we really celebrate the holiday? Who Founded Labor Day? There’s some controversy over who exactly founded […]