3 Star-Spangled Facts for Your 4th of July Holiday

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As the 4th of July inches nearer, we've all got the majestic red, white, and blue serenading us with her sweet refrains of freedom. As she lauds her 'amber waves of grain,' we daydream about fireworks, barbecues, and festivities. Although we all love these things about the 4th of July, many of us are a little fuzzy on the history behind the celebration. This Independence Day, impress your friends and family with these 3 star-spangled facts.

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1776!

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Avoid These Three Job Description Mistakes

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Whether you're working with a staffing agency to find your next job candidate or going it alone, writing a compelling job description is no small task. An accurate, well-written job description can help you avoid sifting through hundreds of poorly qualified applicants in search of the right match. Here are three big mistakes to avoid when writing a job description.

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Defining Your Needs Before Writing Your Job Description

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Preparation is key to hiring the right person. You need to have a very clear idea of your needs so you can define them to the HR department. This is more complicated than it sounds, though. Before you sit down to write out your job description, there are things to do that will bring your needs in to focus.

1. Talk To The People In That Position About The Job Requirements

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Valentine's Day: It's Not Just for Couples

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Stores have already been lined for weeks with gigantic teddy bears and red heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. Many people dread Valentine's Day, viewing it as a gimmick created by greeting card companies to make money.

While the act of celebrating Valentine's Day with a significant other has become cliche for many, Valentine's Day does not have to be about being part of a couple. If you are single, or simply choose not to buy into the fad of the holiday, here are 3 alternative ways to spend your Valentine's Day

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Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

As a manager or small business owner, you want the business to run smoothly and be profitable. You know the value of great employees. Loyal, enthusiastic employees are a huge boost to the business. Their enthusiasm creates a positive atmosphere for customers, which in turn often leads to customer loyalty. Forbes conducted 30 studies assessing the relevance of employee loyalty and engagement. Their findings reveal that when employees enjoy their job, there is an increase in sales, productivity, and profits. So, how can managers and owners inspire enthusiasm in their employees? Here are 3 tips to keep in mind.

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Some Job Descriptions Will Lose You Qualified Candidates

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It is sometimes helpful when writing a job posting to know what not to write. There are some job descriptions that fail to define your needs, scare away good candidates, and generally put your company in a bad light. Here are a few things to avoid if you want to get highly qualified candidates:

1. Skipping Key Information

A job description should include a salary range, a list of the main duties and roles involved, the location that the work will be done in, and the job objective. Job seekers are wary of companies that fail to provide this information because it leaves them open to nasty surprises. They also would prefer succinct and concrete descriptions the duties and roles. Vague and general statements hide what the job will entail just as easily as omitting the information all together.

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How to Make the Relationship With Your Staffing Agency Work

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As a business, you're always trying to save money. Engaging in a relationship with a staffing firm will help you with this. After all, you won't pay for a HR professional you don't need working for you full-time. However, this is only good news if you know how to make the relationship with your staffing agency work.

Look for Insider Expertise

You'll get the greatest benefit from working with a staffing firm that specializes in your business' niche. Typically, such an agency's recruiters once worked in positions similar to what they're recruiting for. This "inside knowledge" helps ensure well-matched employees at a quicker, more accurate rate.

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3 Onboarding Techniques That Contribute to Team Building

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When building a productive and cohesive team of employees, successfully adding a new employee to the equation can potentially decrease turnover rates and strengthen coworker relationships. When a new hire is welcomed and shown appreciation from day one and existing employees are relied on as an integral part of the onboarding process, it is beneficial to the workplace atmosphere.

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Why It's Important to Promote from Within Your Organization

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As a Human Resources worker, your job is keep the company filled with knowledgeable, good workers who help your company keep progressing and fulfilling its goals. However, whenever someone leaves your company, they open up a vacancy that must be filled in order to keep operating at peak efficiency.

But an important question usually pops up at that point: Do you hire out and bring in new talent, or do you promote from within the company? After all, new talent can bring new ideas to the table, but promoting from within is often a good idea. Here are a few reasons why promoting from within your organization is important:

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Team Building: 3 Tips for Success

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One of the most important parts of running a business is having a staff full of competent and positive employees. Happy, productive employees excel at their jobs and help the business succeed. A critical step in having a well-oiled team is incorporating team building into the company culture. Team building is a great way to inspire your employees, and reward them for their loyalty to your company. The following are 3 excellent tips for your next team building exercise. 

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