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By some indications, many leaders in organizations are inadequate. Among top executives, for example, failure rates can be as high as 75 percent and are rarely below 30 percent. A survey of U.S. Army personnel reported that 83 percent of respondents had seen toxic leadership in action over the past year.   Negative Methods Lead… Read more »

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It’s hard to receive a “no” after a job interview. It may have been your dream job, or one you really needed. The last thing you might want to do is graciously contact the employer after being turned down.   But it’s important to do. It’s as important a part of a job search as… Read more »

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When you’re looking to hire new people, you need to consider all potential risks in new hires. They may turn out to be bad hires, who are unpleasant or don’t have a good work ethic. Even with the best interview system in the world, hiring managers sometimes make the wrong choice. Plus, there are some… Read more »

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One of the challenges of hiring top quality people is finding the best potential candidates. That can be especially true when the job market is hot, but it can be hard to find good candidates any time. How do you find the best person for your organization? Here are six ways to search.   1.)… Read more »

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Cost containment is highly important to most businesses. It means managing expenses so unnecessary spending doesn’t occur. Cost containment can also involve pruning expenses in line with available revenue or improving the management of revenue.   Staffing services can help make cost containment efforts the most productive they can be in the following ways.  … Read more »

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The time between an interview and hearing back from a prospective employer can seem like an eternity. Even if the time elapsed is only a few days, it can feel like it’s going very s-l-o-w-l-y. You might really need and want the job. Not hearing can make you anxious and eager for the phone call… Read more »

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It’s important to every organization to increase both productivity and revenue. Productivity means every employee is producing at peak levels and there are no gaps in areas that need to be covered. Revenue is the amount of money coming in from the sale of products and services. Both are crucial if an organization is going… Read more »

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The process of acquiring new knowledge doesn’t stop in school. It’s needed for many aspects of business life. Here are four reasons continuous learning is a good idea for managers. Keep on Top of Industry Trends Industry trends change continually, no matter what field and position you’re in. If you’re in corporate communications, information once… Read more »

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If you need to hire an employee, you may be wondering why it costs so much. Replacing an employee can cost up to 150 percent of their annual salary. But if you think about it, hiring consists of multiple tasks, all taking time away from the business productivity of people involved. Step by Step: The… Read more »

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Graham, Inc., specialists in professional staffing services for commercial and government sector positions across the country, has just launched an information-rich and visually stunning new website at www.grahaminc.com. The site opens with a splash page allowing users to easily navigate to one of the three primary services that Graham offers: consulting, public and private sector… Read more »