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A must read for anyone who manages and hires people!

A must read for anyone who manages and hires people!

In this issue: -Catapult Your HR Career
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Find your ideal job!

Find your ideal job!

In this issue: -What's the Best Way to Find Your Ideal Job? -How to Take Control of Your Career Destiny -Cheap, Easy and Work-Appropriate: 16 Halloween Costume Ideas
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Where can you find

Where can you find "clean" candidates?

In this issue: -"High Times": The Debate About Marijuana Legalization and the U.S. Workforce -Facing Fears: The Key to Ramping up Productivity and Performance -Critical Employment Law Issues in 2019!
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Are you indispensable?

Are you indispensable?

Whether you're aiming for a promotion, a raise or just want to increase your job security, here's how to become your team's go-to employee.
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Is the

Is the "H" in HR going away?

In this issue: -Keeping the "H" in HR -Remote Work Sample Policy
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Please don't do this!

Please don't do this!

In this issue: -The Facepalm-Free Interview -Getting Ahead Starts IN Your Head -Conquering "Time Scarcity"
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You need these!

You need these!

In this issue: -Best Apps for Busy HR Professionals -Spring Clean Your Life: Cutting Commitments
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Is your resume obsolete?

Is your resume obsolete?

In this issue: -Have Social Networks Killed the Resume? -Career Growth Tips for the Workplace Wallflower -IRS Refund Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?
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Tech in HR: Trends for 2020

Tech in HR: Trends for 2020

AI. VR. NLP. Organizations spend billions investing in new tech for recruitment, training, performance management and more. Where is it all heading? This eBook shares the biggest tech trends that are revolutionizing HR.
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Start planning now!

Start planning now!

Don't want to be a remote worker on Mars? Here's what you need to know to stay employable, earn what you're worth, and build a rewarding, future-proof career on planet Earth.
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Your new hire checklist

Your new hire checklist

In this issue: -Get Them Off to a Great Start: New Hire Checklist -Staff Can't Concentrate? Eliminate "Attention Residue"
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Who do you know?

Who do you know?

In this issue: -It's Who You Know: Network Like a Pro -To Accelerate Your Career Growth, Ask for THIS -Developing Self-Awareness
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What makes the biggest impact on your hiring results?

What makes the biggest impact on your hiring results?

Need help building your case internally for better onboarding? These statistics paint a clear picture of why a robust program is essential to recruiting, engagement, satisfaction and performance. Also, few hiring managers realize increasing your hiring speed can have one of the largest impacts on hiring results. Use these tips to hire better, and faster!
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Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Tattoos and piercings: Seems like everyone has them these days, but could they knock you out of contention for the job you want? Find the advice you need here. Also. you take your career seriously. So naturally, you want your managers, peers and clients to perceive you as professional and worthy of their esteem, right? Make sure you're not engaging in these self-sabotaging behaviors.
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[Free eBook] Give New Hires the VIP Treatment

[Free eBook] Give New Hires the VIP Treatment

This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to get promising new employees off to a great start.
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Let's Talk Money

Let's Talk Money

Feel like job fairs are a waste of time -- or just hate talking to strangers? Here's how to ace your next job fair and land your dream job!
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Create a career roadmap for success

Create a career roadmap for success

Feeling stalled on the side of the career highway while others zoom past you flaunting raises, promotions and amazing new jobs? Here's how to plot a clear course for your career -- and get on the fast track to success.
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Stop herding cats!

Stop herding cats!

Superstars not accepting your offers? Here's how to effectively sell your company and opportunities -- and get more high performers to sign on the dotted line. Also, Leo Babauta shares a simple method for managing disorder -- and keeping your sanity.
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It's that time of year again!

It's that time of year again!

Headed into your busy season - or is it already in full swing? Here's how to make smart staffing and hiring decisions to keep departments fully staffed and performing at their peak.
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Is your resume out of date?

Is your resume out of date?

They're outdated. Cliché. And a general waste of space. If you really want to get hired, remove these things from your resume ASAP.
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Are you aware of your bias?

Are you aware of your bias?

Racism. Ageism. Sexism. Intentional or not, biases like these impact whom you hire. Use these tactics to minimize bias in each step of the hiring process and build stronger teams.
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Choose wisely!

Choose wisely!

The rhyme is fine for choosing team members on the playground - but definitely not a smart approach for managing multiple job offers. Here's how to handle the situation professionally - and make the best choice for your career.
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Is it time to break up?

Is it time to break up?

Sometimes, you gotta cut your losses and walk away from a candidate -- even in today's employment market! If you're hiring, look for these signs that a budding employment relationship is already on the rocks.
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Do this now!

Do this now!

I'll work out...tomorrow. I'll start reading that career growth book...right after I check Instagram. Sound familiar? If you're prone to procrastination, here are four actions you can take to get the ball rolling on any endeavor.
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Stop Losing New Employees!

Stop Losing New Employees!

With nearly one-third of new hires quitting during the first three months, you need to do everything possible from day one to ensure they get off to a great start. Ready? Let’s do this!
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Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

They may be called "soft," but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired -- and succeeding on the job. Which do you need for your career, and how can you develop them? Get the lowdown here.
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Would you hire an imperfect employee?

Would you hire an imperfect employee?

Chasing after purple squirrels? Leave that to purple dogs. Here's how to overcome recruiting paralysis and hire great people who will thrive on the job -- even when they're not "perfect."
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Are you screaming

Are you screaming "Don't hire me!"?

You wouldn't actually scream this at an employer, but could the things you do and say during your job search be sending this message? If you want to get hired, avoid these common faux pas.
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Land an Interview Today!

Land an Interview Today!

The problem could be your resume. Job-search expert Martin Yate shares practical tips for creating a job-targeted resume that gets you on a recruiter's radar. And gets you the interview.
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Recruit Better Talent: Overhaul Your Employer Brand

Recruit Better Talent: Overhaul Your Employer Brand

Employer branding tools are the most innovative talent acquisition technologies implemented in the past two years -- yet only half of employers leverage them! If you want to attract and retain better talent, grab your digital scrub brush and polish your company rep. This guide shows you how.
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Why your wellness program will fail

Why your wellness program will fail

You devote a ton of time, effort and money to programs that are supposed to keep employees healthy and engaged. Where are all those amazing results? Find out why most initiatives fail -- and how to get more bang for your wellness buck.
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You said that?

You said that?

They're generic. Confusing. Utterly meaningless. And you should never, ever use them when describing yourself to a potential employer.
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Is a Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy Too Harsh?

Is a Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy Too Harsh?

Increasing legalization of marijuana (both medical and recreational) is prompting employers across the nation to re-examine their policies. While it's never acceptable for an individual to work under the influence, what's the right drug policy for your organization in light of changing legislation? Get the facts here.
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Are you being your best?

Are you being your best?

No matter what you’re trying to achieve in your career -- landing a promotion, finding a better opportunity, earning more money -- success starts with doing an amazing job in your current position. Here’s how to be a dream employee (temp or direct!) -- and get ahead.
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Stay compliant, Reader

Stay compliant, Reader

The reason for prohibiting questions about a candidate's salary history is clear: Closing the gender pay gap. What's less clear? How evolving legislation will impact your hiring process. Here's how to stay compliant -- and still find out what you need to know.
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Get the salary you want!

Get the salary you want!

Sure, you could just blurt out your 2017 earnings or exclaim: "It's none of your business!" But if you really want the job -- and to get paid what you're worth -- here's how to field interview questions about salary.
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Are you missing out on top talent?

Are you missing out on top talent?

These days, talent is in the driver's seat. Guess what: They steer toward companies with an amazing culture! Here's how to define, build and flaunt yours -- and get high performers to flock to (and stay with) you.
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Are you on the market?

Are you on the market?

Made a resolution to get a job (or a better one) this year? Here are 12 ways you can build your skills, grow your network and land an amazing opportunity this year. Best of all? They don't cost a dime.
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HR and Talent Management Trends for 2018

HR and Talent Management Trends for 2018

These trends will shape the future of recruiting and HR itself in the year ahead. Here's what you need to know. Plus, are the holidays and year-end rush leaving you feeling frazzled, overwhelmed or anxious? Turn things around by giving yourself this amazing (and free) gift.
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Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Being out of work can take a toll on your finances. Will that employer pull the offer when they see you've missed a few payments -- or are you worrying over nothing? Also, we share five signs your employer truly values you -- and five signs they don't.
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Are you sick?!

Are you sick?!

Sick employees insisting on coming to work? With flu season approaching, make sure your culture and policies aren't to blame.
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"Let's get started!"

Your new job is filled with possibilities, challenges and growth potential. And during your early days, all eyes are on you. Here's how to shine -- and get ahead, faster.
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Is it legal?

Is it legal?

Social media laws may not expressly prohibit a LinkedIn recruiting "party" -- yet. But is it prudent to ask employees for candidate prospects in their social networks?
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Please don't wear this

Please don't wear this

Details, details. They matter on the job -- and when you're interviewing for one, too! Avoid these outfit mistakes and appearance oversights so you're polished, confident and ready to nail your job interview.
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Help Wanted: Deputy Skunk Manager

Help Wanted: Deputy Skunk Manager

Generic job postings don't work. And gimmicks may grab attention (you're reading this, right?), but they aren't likely to convert. In today's hypercompetitive talent market, here's how to write postings that stand out (in a good way) and make great candidates think, "I HAVE to apply to this one!"
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How to get more job offers

How to get more job offers

Candidates who do these things always land the offer. Who the heck are they, and more importantly, how can you become one?
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Is someone watching your emails?

Is someone watching your emails?

There's a fine line between legally monitoring an employee's work emails and invading privacy. Find practical advice and policy guidelines here.
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You made a great impression, Reader

You made a great impression, Reader

Let the other guys wring their hands and trip over their words. With these surefire tips, you'll make an amazing first impression on your interviewer!
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You Got Slammed on Social Media. Now What?!

You Got Slammed on Social Media. Now What?!

A single disgruntled worker can destroy your company’s reputation. Here’s how to handle an online complainer effectively -- and prevent future problems with a comprehensive social media policy. Also, nobody is great at everything -- but that doesn’t mean you have to live with your weaknesses. Here’s how to transform them into professional assets.
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Find your dream job

Find your dream job

Career Bliss: Stability. Potential. Happiness. Great Pay. Is that too much to ask for in a career? We don’t think so! These are the industries and positions to seek out if you really do want it all.
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Aggghhhhh!!! What a nightmare!

Aggghhhhh!!! What a nightmare!

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction -- especially when it comes to these nightmare job candidates.
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Need an interview?

Need an interview?

Tired of applying to dozens of jobs with zero response? Career expert Debra Wheatman shares her insider’s tips on accessing the “back door” to land more interviews.
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I thought this might be useful...

I thought this might be useful...

Employee handbooks need more than a "quick update"? Use these great ideas to transform it into a living document that's compliant, comprehensive, welcoming -- and (dare we say it) fun to read!
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The key to your next promotion

The key to your next promotion

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it's nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here's how to decide if it's normal -- or real cause for alarm. Plus, the one transferable skill to make you infinitely more promotable.
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Would you throw someone in the pool who didn't know how to swim?

Would you throw someone in the pool who didn't know how to swim?

Just show them where their work space is, toss 'em a pen, and send your new hire off to the races. Well it's not that easy. Here's a bunch of great tips to improve your onboarding process. Plus, what would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? You'd be surprised at the difference a few smart rules could make.
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How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

Pack away the layers. Ditch those dated pieces. And revamp your work wardrobe this spring! Here's how. Plus, aiming for a raise, promotion or even a new job? Let your LinkedIn profile do the "heavy lifting" for you.
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Stay legal

Stay legal

Strict laws and an extremely vigilant EEOC have made the process of protecting your company -- and making great hires -- more complex and risky than ever. Use this list of "dos" and "don'ts" to conduct effective, compliant criminal background checks. Also, Artificial intelligence is undeniably transforming HR. Here's how leading employers are leveraging AI to improve sourcing, screening and selection -- and how to protect your value, so you're not replaced by an algorithm.
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How To Get What You Want At Work

How To Get What You Want At Work

Want to be taken more seriously at work? Gunning for a raise or promotion? This eBook is packed with practical ways to increase and leverage your influence -- and get ahead.
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Are you happy, Reader?

Are you happy, Reader?

Or are loyalty, motivation and engagement driven by other factors? Find out what you should be focusing on to get the best from employees. Plus, building a high-functioning team starts with accurately judging each individual's character. Use these 10 tips to hone your abilities.
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How to avoid

How to avoid "oversharing"

Wondering why you didn't get that call back for a second interview? Maybe you "overshared." Here's how to strike the right balance when it comes to divulging personal information in your next interview. And, we all have some sense of dissatisfaction with ourselves. Here's how to channel that discontent productively -- and use it as motivation to achieve more.
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401(k) Changes...Use them as a recruiting tool

401(k) Changes...Use them as a recruiting tool

Open enrollment may be over, but you can use your retirement benefits offerings as a year-round recruiting and retention tool. Here's what's new for 2017 -- and how to leverage your offerings to build your employment brand and strengthen your talent magnet.
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How to evaluate every job offer

How to evaluate every job offer

You just landed a great offer and you're really excited… well, kind of, anyway. Should you take it? Counter? Walk away? Here's how to make the smart choice for your future.
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Is texting the interview of the future?

Is texting the interview of the future?

Dr. John Sullivan explains why that little smartphone in your hand is the next big thing in interviewing. Skeptical? Then read this.
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Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed are flooded with jobs, but they're not the only game in town. Use these techniques to uncover amazing work opportunities -- including ones you won't find on those big job boards. Also, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is a difficult, but necessary, step in growing your career. Here's how to stretch yourself and reach new heights in 2017.
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Your end of the year compliance to-do list

Your end of the year compliance to-do list

2017 is just a few weeks away! Use this handy checklist to wrap up 2016 to-dos and prepare for a Happy -- and compliant -- New Year. The U.S. gender wage gap may be narrower than ever, but it's still over DOUBLE the size of other industrialized nations'.
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Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Buzzwords in cover letters? Emojis in follow-up emails? YIKES! Learn the "rules of engagement" for communicating with potential employers -- and land the job you want.
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Your employees feel left out!

Your employees feel left out!

Do your recognition efforts make all employees feel valued -- or left out and stressed out? Improve your results by learning from these mistakes. Plus we'll share 8 tips for excelling in HR.
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Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Disappointed, confused or angry that you were passed over for a promotion? That's perfectly natural, but you need to let it go -- and do these things instead. Plus, want salary information that's, um, ACTUALLY USEFUL? Start here.
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There's a goldmine of talent waiting for you!

There's a goldmine of talent waiting for you!

This month we share a practical guide to "strike a talent goldmine" -- by overhauling your employee referral program. Also, self-talk has an incredibly powerful influence on your ability to change your behavior. So if you want to build better habits, start by telling yourself a good story.
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Is that what you are going to wear?

Is that what you are going to wear?

Headed to an interview? Angling for a promotion? The fashion rules for today's modern office have changed. Here's how successful 9-to-5-ers dress to the nines. And, you hear it all the time in career advice articles, but what does "being professional" look like in action? Leadership expert Kevin Eikenberry breaks it down.
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What

What "counts" as sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is painfully common, but it can be hard to stop, especially if victims are afraid to report it. Know the law and learn the best ways to spot, stop and ultimately prevent this type of workplace discrimination. Plus, use our step-by-step guide to get paid what you’re truly worth.
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Ever been fired?

Ever been fired?

Been Fired? Use this step-by-step process to find a new (better) job. Fast! Plus, the graduation caps have been thrown, picked up and packed away. Now what?!? The actions you take early in your career determine whether you become a leader or a follower; use these five lessons to make sure your proverbial "scenery" changes.
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Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Social recruiting is undeniably important, but it's not your only option (especially in a tight candidate market). Use the handy how-to chart in this month's newsletter to recruit "social ghosts" -- talented people who aren't addicted to their phones. And,if you've experienced a recent setback or failure on the job, here's how to turn it around.
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Get out of your own way!

Get out of your own way!

When it comes to your career, are you your own worst enemy? Get out of your own way – and get ahead at work – with these fresh ideas. Plus, red flags to look for from a new employer.
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Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims. Plus, Productivity Pro Laura Stack shares seven tips for sneaking away from the office a little earlier (and making a little more time for summer fun!).
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10 Skills You Need Now!

10 Skills You Need Now!

They may not be "rocket science," but they ARE essential. Learn the fundamental job skills every recruiter looks for, straight from HR expert Sharlyn Lauby. And, how to use your work style to create a positive, professional image -- and get ahead.
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Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

The push is on for paid parental leave. Find out what's on the horizon, and how the right leave policy can help you attract and retain great employees. And, tips to make every moment of your day count--by working smarter.
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What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

Sometimes it's all about how things look. When you're ready to find a permanent job, use these "filters" to present your temping experiences in the best possible light. Plus, 12 quick ways to eliminate the drama-rama.
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Your employees are getting ready to check out!

Your employees are getting ready to check out!

The summer "brain drain" is coming! Is your workplace ready?
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Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

If the conversation dies when you're networking or interviewing, so do your job prospects. Avoid these "conversation killers" -- and start more meaningful, memorable dialog with these "ice breakers." And, how you can move on from a boring, mediocre job.
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I bet these candidates didn't get the job!

I bet these candidates didn't get the job!

In this month's issue check out the "chart-topping" quotes from actual resumes (needless to say, these candidates did NOT get the job!). Plus, how to face your fear and advance your career!
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Are you

Are you "on fleek"? (we're not even sure what that means)

In 2016, what's the best way to land an entry-level job? A blue collar job? A high-paying job that doesn't require a four-year degree? Find out in this month's issue of Hired. Plus, if your career (or any other aspect of your life) is feeling "out of whack," use this four-step method to get back on track.
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OSHA's new

OSHA's new "impactful" inspections - Are you prepared?

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is shifting from a "quantity" to a "quality" approach this year -- which means increased scrutiny and more complex inspections (yikes!). Here's what every smart HR pro should do to prepare for OSHA's newer, more "impactful" inspections. And, we'll look at what causes dysfunctional thinking at work -- and how to kick it to the curb!
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Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Tired of coming in second? Getting stumped by "zinger" questions? Letting your lack of confidence ruin your performance? We've got your back. Get ready to nail your next interview -- and get hired! And how to get that promotion you deserve!
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Important ACA information!

Important ACA information!

It takes three licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. If only counting your employees was that simple! New ACA definitions and NLRB joint employer standards can make determining headcount feel like a real guessing game. Get the facts. Know your numbers. And stay compliant.
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Get the position you really want!

Get the position you really want!

Want to search less -- and uncover better job opportunities? Stop spamming the Internet! Use these ideas to focus your efforts -- and get the position you really want. Plus, here are eight ways to build stronger relationships at work.
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Does your team hate you?

Does your team hate you?

In this issue we'll discuss the power of the anonymous employee survey. It can give you a true understanding of how your team feels about you. And, a two-step process to simplify, let go and feel better about yourself at day's end.
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"Late AGAIN?!?" How to never be late for work.

Are you setting yourself up for failure, before you ever even land an interview? Avoid these common mental job hunt mistakes that could be stifling your search. Plus, how to never be late to work again!
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Are candidates red-flagging you?

Are candidates red-flagging you?

In today's tight talent market, you can't afford to rule out an otherwise promising candidate for the wrong reason. Follow the guide in this month's Strategies for Success to make the right decision. Plus what happens when candidates red flag you?!
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Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

In this issue of Hired! we feature some bizarre--yet effective--job hunting tactics that paid off big time for candidates. And how to turn a career setback into a lesson learned -- and get ahead in your field.
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Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

It's official: Same-sex couples must receive the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples. From benefits offerings to HR policy, find out the implications for your business. And, Dr. Lloyd Thomas shares practical strategies for responding more productively to negativity.
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Need help finding a job?

Need help finding a job?

How can an employment agency help you find a job -- or move ahead in your career? Let us count the ways (we have one for every finger and toe!). Plus, when you find your dream job, here's how to bridge the "experience gap" and convince a hiring manager that you're the best person for the job.
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Reader, is your busy season right around the corner?

Reader, is your busy season right around the corner?

Dreading your busy season? Your company relies on you to find the right help -- with the right skills -- right when you need them. Start planning now. This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to get it right (and keep your sanity!). And, productivity expert Laura Stack shares small changes you can make to be a lot happier (and more productive) in your job.
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The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

Want to come across as cocky, rude and generally unprepared for your next phone screen? Of course you don't! So make sure you read this month's newsletter. Also, what if you caught wind of someone talking behind your back? Here's how to address things directly and professionally -- so you come out on top.
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Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

How can you win the war for talent? Use the right "ammo" to neutralize the competition and get high performers to accept your offer. Of course, that starts with knowing what top talent really wants.
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Stop playing the field!

Stop playing the field!

Tired of Playing the Field? Here's how to find the right opportunity -- by choosing the right employment agency for you. Plus, how to set yourself up for a great day, every day, with these prep-ahead breakfast options.
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Can you handle the truth?

Can you handle the truth?

Sometimes the truth is tough to handle. But if you want to succeed in HR, you have to learn to deal with the truth. In this month's featured article we'll show you how to get the honest feedback you need to truly improve your performance and move ahead. Plus we'll share simple meditation techniques to clear your head and relax your body.
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When's the last time you said

When's the last time you said "I can't do that"? - Tips for improving your confidence

Large employer or small? Laid-back culture or high-energy environment? Where will you thrive? Learn how to make the best choice for your personality and career goals in this month's featured article. We'll also share some tips on how to have more confidence in your career and how to have a great "staycation" with your family.
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Nobody's Going to Apply to THAT Job

Nobody's Going to Apply to THAT Job

In this issue:

-Nobody's Going to Apply to THAT Job

-The Goldilocks Effect

-Simplify Your Life: Fed up with a Problem Employee?
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Is that job right for you?

Is that job right for you?

In this issue:

-You Got the Job Offer! Should You Take It?

-Hate Getting Spammed?

-I'm No Picasso!
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Hurry up!

Hurry up!

In this issue:

-The Need for Speed

-Help Wanted (Everywhere)

-Simplify Your Life: Why Can't I Get Going in the Morning?

-Give Us Your 2 Cents
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Land that interview

Land that interview

In this issue;

-$#!@?!

-Hard Work or Talent -- Which Gets You Ahead?

-Ugh -- Coffee Breath!

-It May Be Called "Small Talk"
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Reader, are you prepared?

Reader, are you prepared?

In this issue:

-Don't Get Left in the Lurch

-Technology Time-Suck

-Simplify Your Life: "I Don't Have a Tech Addiction"
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Got lemons?

Got lemons?

In this issue:

-Shake it Off (your resume, that is)

-Thrive at Work -- Even When You're Handed Lemons!

-Sing the Right Tune in Your Interview
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The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

In this issue:

The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Should You Grab that Cuppa?
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How to heat up your job search

How to heat up your job search

In this issue:

-Ignite Your Job Search: Connect, Share and Get Hired

-Don't Just Survive Your First Week. Kill it!

-Feeling a Little Off?
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What's keeping you up at night?

What's keeping you up at night?

In this issue:

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Simplify Your Life: Curing "Hurry Sickness"

Big OSHA Changes for 2015
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Don't ever say this!

Don't ever say this!

In this issue:

-3 Things to Never Say in an Interview (and 1 you must!)

-Head Over Heels

-Stop Procrastinating -- Starting Today!
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Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

In this issue:

Losing It: How HR can prevent knowledge loss

Simplify Your Life: Hacks to Organize Your Small Space
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Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

In this issue:

-Want to Get Hired? Register with a Staffing Agency.

-Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

-Made a New Year's Resolution? Here's how to keep it.
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Mental health issues in the workplace

Mental health issues in the workplace

In this issue:

"Good Cheer" - or the "Holiday Blues"?

Quick. Delicious. Portable. Healthy. 8 breakfast ideas to start your day in a great frame of mind.

Who Defines Success? You Do!
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Make Yourself a Job Magnet

Make Yourself a Job Magnet

In this issue:

-Make Yourself a Job Magnet

-How to Read Your Boss's Mind

-Your Best New Year's Resolution? Stop Wasting Your Time
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How to land high performers

How to land high performers

In this issue:

Land Your First Choice -- Without Breaking the Bank!

The Gender Pay Gap

Slideshow: The 1-2-3s of Getting Your Zzzzzs
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11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

In this issue:

-Bridging the Gap (your employment gap, that is)

-Job Hopping the RIGHT Way is Good for Your Career

-Live Better: Simplify the Holidays

-Interview Tip of the Month: Interview Flop? Here's How to Get Past it
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Hiring Changes You NEED To Make

Hiring Changes You NEED To Make

In this issue:

Candidate LOVE

25 Ways Your HR Department is Quietly Killing Its Credibility

Leave Work at Work!
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Still looking for a job?

Still looking for a job?

In this issue:

-Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

-Get Ahead eBook: Ace Your Performance Review

-Live Better: Stop Caring About These 5 Things

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Are performance reviews dead?

Are performance reviews dead?

In this issue:

-Are Performance Reviews Dead?

-More Companies are Cutting HR -- and it's a bad idea

-What's Hot in Workforce Management?
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How to create a job offer

How to create a job offer

In this issue:

-Turn an Assignment into a Job Offer

-Get Ahead: Make Yourself Indispensable

-The 25-Hour Day!
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Guide to effective interviewing

Guide to effective interviewing

In this issue:

-Feature eBook: Better Interviews. Better Hires.

-Simplify Your Life: Everything Zen: Feng Shui for Your Workplace



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Get hired!

Get hired!

In this issue:

-Don't Hate the Gatekeepers

-Blog Link of the Month: Map Your Career Path

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Nail Your Second Interview
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We could really use your input, Reader

We could really use your input, Reader

In this issue:

Hiring Challenges Survey

Mobile HR Technology

10 Best Tech Apps for the Busy HR Professional

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Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

In this issue:

Deserve a Raise? Here's How to Get One

Hiring Managers Don't Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do

Sell Your Transferrable Skills in the Interview

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They know all about you, Reader

They know all about you, Reader

In this issue:

-Feature Article: They Can See Right Through You

-HR Blog Watch: It's About Skills, Not Jobs

-Do Employee Reviews Really Matter?

-Simplify Your Life: Learn When to Say "No!

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Is your body speaking louder than you?

Is your body speaking louder than you?

In this issue:

-Feature Article: Body Talk

-The Simple Skill That Will Boost Your Influence at the Office

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Fun Facts
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Reader, stop the drama!

Reader, stop the drama!

In this issue:

-Above the Influence

-HR Blog Watch: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

-2014 Employer Internship Trends

-Simplify Your Life: Hiring Summer Interns? Proceed with Caution
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Want a better job?

Want a better job?

In this issue:

-Level Up: How to land a better job. Earn a promotion. And get ahead in your career.

-Blog Link of the Month: Take The Job Offer Or Wait For Something Better?

-How to answer: "Have you ever been fired?"
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Work Piling Up?

Work Piling Up?

In this issue:

In a Sticky Situation?

Know Your KSAs

Bottlenecks are Bad for Business

Waging War (against germs, that is)
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Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

In this issue:

Where'd You Hear That?!?

Are You Sabotaging Your Career Success?

Interviewing Tip of the Month: Confidence is Key
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Crisis Communication for HR

Crisis Communication for HR

In this issue:

When the Worst Happens: Employee Crisis Communication for HR

Employee Crisis Communication Checklist

HR Survey

Simplify Your Life: Reclaim Your Day
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Stop complaining, start achieving

Stop complaining, start achieving

In this issue:

-Quit Your Complaining

-Blog Link of the Month: Are You a Contender or a Pretender in Your Job Search?

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: What's Your Style?

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Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

In this issue:

-Dumb and Dumber: Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

-How to Write a Stand-Out Cover Letter

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: State the Obvious!

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Why did we hire this guy?

Why did we hire this guy?

In this issue:

-Hire People Who Can't Do the Job (Yet)

-HR Blog Watch: The Kiss of Death in HR

-What Makes Your Employees Happiest?

-Simplify Your Life: 25 Ways to Make Your Job Easier

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Do you have an anti-harassment policy?

Do you have an anti-harassment policy?

In this issue:

-Hey--No Need to Get Hostile

-Move It!
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 Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Looking to move your career forward? On the job hunt? Find out where the greatest demand for talent is--and the skills you need to land your next great opportunity.
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Employee paperwork -- what's legal

Employee paperwork -- what's legal

In this issue:

-Are You Wearing Your Kevlar?

-Well, This Shouldn't Surprise You...

-Simplify Your Life: Don't Want to Be Another Statistic?

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Focus on YOU not them!

Focus on YOU not them!

When you're looking for a job, it's only natural to compare yourself to successful friends or other, seemingly more talented job seekers. Rage against this counterproductive behavior--and focus on what YOU have to offer the employer.
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Is your screening process legal?

Is your screening process legal?

In this issue:

-Background Checks: Stay Legal, Hire Smart

-Simplify Your Life: Simplify the Holidays--Starting Today!
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Why an active

Why an active "night life" can benefit your career

In this issue:

-Working 9 to 5 5 to 9

-6 Innovative Ways to Really Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Create a Killer "Elevator Pitch"
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Inside: The Key to Better Temps!

Inside: The Key to Better Temps!

In this issue:

-Your Workforce Dictionary: Understand the terms for better temporaries

-HR Blog Watch: Optimism's Role in Employee Motivation

-Simplify Your Life: Laugh Your Way to Organizational Health

-Infographic: What Happens When You Laugh?
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 Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Today's social media provide amazing ways to uncover job opportunities, build your network and get noticed by hiring managers--but only if you use them correctly! Bring your job search efforts into the 21st century (please!) with these tips.
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Are you killing your employee's...productivity?

Are you killing your employee's...productivity?

In this issue:

-Are You a "Driver" or a "Killer"?

-HR Blog Watch: Four Simple Rules for Building Your HR "Cred"

-Personal Sites -- A Real Productivity Killer!

-Is this Disease Holding You Back?
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How is business at YOU, Inc.?

How is business at YOU, Inc.?

Just like top businesses, your career needs a flexible, yet long-term plan for success. Setting that direction is up to you. Whether you're currently employed or on the job hunt, use these steps to develop a personal strategic plan that moves your career forward.
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The A to Z Resume Resource

The A to Z Resume Resource

What's the best resume format? How can I make my resume stand out from the crowd? What about video and infographic resumes? This eBook covers everything you need to know to prepare an exceptional resume that puts you on a recruiter's short list. New Deliverable
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Ask the right questions to find the right employee

Ask the right questions to find the right employee

In this issue:

-High-Impact Interview Questions

-Where Did You Receive Your Education?

-Simplify Your Life: Feeling Overworked? Here's What to Do About It
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How to Overcome Shyness at Work

How to Overcome Shyness at Work

Whether you've been on the job for years, or are just starting in a new position, shyness can severely undermine your professional success. Use these ideas to come out of your shell, achieve more and even use your natural personality to your advantage!
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Welcome to 60 Second Solutions from Alkar Human Resources

Welcome to 60 Second Solutions from Alkar Human Resources

In this issue:

-Rules of Engagement - #1: Make it Fun!

-HR Blog Watch: Take Off Your Mask! A Surprising Way To Really Impress Others As An HR Professional...

-Infographic: Why Are Employees Heading Out Your Door?
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Welcome to Hired! from Alkar Human Resources

Welcome to Hired! from Alkar Human Resources

Egosurfing (or self-googling) may sound a bit vain, but it's a must for today's job seekers. This quick article explains why and how to manage your online reputation.
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