5 ways to stand out in a crowded industry

No matter your industry, it's likely that you have some competition in your field, but that doesn't mean you can't differentiate yourself. Check out these tips to ensure you can stand out from your competitors.

3 ways strong leaders can support work-from-home employees

Though remote work has risen steadily in recent years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time work from home is still a surprisingly new concept for more than two-thirds of Americans. And managing a staff virtually calls for a modified mindset, perhaps more than many leaders understand or appreciate, especially during a global pandemic.  [Read full article on Entrepreneur]  

How to make sure your recruiting efforts aren't attracting the wrong candidates

As a startup, the hiring process is vital to your success and plan for growth. So, the last thing you want to do is spend hours plowing through resumes and interviewing candidates only to be upset with the people you hired.Your goal is long-term hires, and you don't want to waste time and money hiring the wrong people. According to Investopedia, the cost of a "full-baked" employee can range from one and a half to three times their salary. These costs can include the hiring and interview process,...
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Two questions to uncover your passion and turn it into a career

How to celebrate admin professionals during a pandemic

Over the last few weeks, most companies have been going completely virtual, taking away the ability to see coworkers at the office. Daily morning meetings, lunch breaks, and coffee chats aren't the norm anymore (or at least, not in the same way). Because of this, it's important to find other ways to express gratitude to fellow colleagues. Admin Professionals Day is coming up on April 22nd, and it's the perfect time to celebrate the secretary or office admin in your life with words of appreciatio...
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What you need to know about taxes for remote workers

As a startup, you probably know the benefits of hiring the best employees, and sometimes this means hiring across state lines and even international boundaries.Hiring remote workers is win-win for both of you – the employee can continue to work in their hometown, and you get the most qualified team members.But employing remote workers does come with its own special needs. In this article we look at what you need to know about taxes for remote workers. Guidelines for remote workers outside y...
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Influencer marketing during the coronavirus outbreak

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Job hunting in the time of coronavirus

One of America's leading providers of online career resources has reported that since COVID-19 first began affecting the US in early March, its web traffic has fallen by 53%, indicating that people aren't seeking jobs at the same rate. This fact may seem somewhat unexpected, but it makes sense — those who are still working want to hold onto their current jobs and weather out the turmoil in the economy. Meanwhile, those who've lost their jobs or had their hours cut are busy filing for unemploymen...
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How entrepreneurs can win during a recession

The COVID-19 pandemic ended a record 11-year bull run of the U.S. stock market. This, coupled with an oil price crash instigated by Saudi Arabia and Russia, has all the signs of an imminent global recession. Depending on who you trust with your forecasts, most experts are predicting a global contraction that can last anywhere between 6 months up to 2 years.[Read full article on Entrepreneur] 

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