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pre-employment assessments
What Role do Pre-Employment Assessments Play in the Hiring Process?

Hiring the wrong people is one of the biggest mistakes a business can make, and yet companies routinely rush the hiring process and simply deal with the high turnover rates that ensue. This vicious cycle leads to low morale, low productivity, and a poor workplace culture. Hiring assessments help break the cycle by reorienting the…

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pre-hiring assessments
What is a Pre-Employment Assessment?

When you have an important vacancy in your office, there can be the temptation to fill the position as quickly as possible, just getting someone in so that your business can keep moving forward. This approach is almost always a mistake, because it leads to people who are poor fits not just with the position…

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better work life balance
Achieving Better Work-Life Balance as a Leader

As a manager, executive, or the head of your own business, it can sometimes feel impossible to separate yourself from work and find time for you. If you’re a parent or caregiver, the challenge only gets worse, as time spent outside of the office is rarely time spent on yourself. If worklife balance is something…

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Employee Vacations
When People Take Time Off, It’s Good for Your Business

We’ve all heard the data that vacations are good for both physical and mental health, and happier employees are better employees. But those are far from the only ways that vacations are good for business. Here five of the business benefits of time off that you may not have considered. 1. Vacations help you hold…

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Understanding Your Employees' Needs
Understanding Your Employees’ Unique Needs and Skills

People are different. As a leader, you may have a particular style, particular strengths, and a particular way of doing things. That is likely to line up nicely with the particular styles and strengths of some of your employees, but not all or even most of them. As the boss, it’s part of your job…

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empathy in the workplace
Is Empathy in the Workplace Important?

A study conducted in 2018 found that 96% of employees think it is important for their employers to demonstrate empathy, but 92% of employees believe that empathy is undervalued in their workplace. Is empathy as important as people in the workplace seem to think, and if so, what impact does empathy have on the success…

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