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Should I Sign a Non-compete Agreement?

Once used almost exclusively with high-level executives, non-compete clauses are making their way into the mainstream and appearing in unexpected places. Growing pressure is being placed on potential employees to sign agreements prohibiting them from working for the competition if,… Read more »

Motivating Temporary Employees

Many companies rely on temporary workers to fill in the empty spaces created when a fulltime employee is injured, takes a vacation, or requests a leave of absence. Holiday and peak seasons, new project launches, or specialty projects also create… Read more »

Resonating Resumes

Whether HR is sorting through hard copy resumes or surfing from one LinkedIn page to another, he/she is doing it fast, hoping for that one resume that grabs his attention and halts his/her search – the resume that rises to… Read more »

The Cubicle: Etiquette for Everyone

Working in a cubicle isn’t easy – it’s supposed to create privacy and freedom from distraction, while still building a sense of team, but often can be a source of irritation, especially when the neighboring cubicle owner has lost all… Read more »

The Challenge: Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiation can be challenging, if not also intimidating, but in reality, it is a process, which can be learned. By following these basic steps, you can handle it with poise and confidence. Research • What is the standard rate… Read more »

4 Essential Keys for Rising to the Top in HR

Knowledge: Participate in social media discussions, forums, roundtable, etc. Subscribe to professional journals. Attend conferences. Never stop learning. Understand the foundational pillars of human resources. • Best practices • Trends • Typical challenges • Metrics Develop Business Acumen – the… Read more »

Staying Mentally Engaged – Part II

In last week’s post, we posted a discussion on mental engagement. We shared tips to better health – which increases energy and equips you to engage professionally – as well as tips for making a plan and staying the course.… Read more »

Staying Mentally Engaged – Part I

Staying mentally engaged is a common core principle of productivity, time optimization, career growth, and job fulfillment. In our busy, and often chaotic, world, however, staying mentally engaged professionally can be a challenge. These tips will help you along the… Read more »

Keys to Project Management Success

Initial planning: • Understand company’s objectives, customers, products, services What is your company’s mission statement? How does the product and or service you will be offering align with the mission statement? Who will be your target “customers”? If you have… Read more »

Values of Successful People

There are many articles on the traits and/or skills of successful people, but what they value plays an equally – if not more important role. They place value on themselves: Successful people understand how and why to care of themselves.… Read more »