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How to read people

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 24, 2014 11:16 am

If you want to know what someone is thinking, there are clues in the direction their feet are pointing and the size of their pupils.

Category: Hiring Advice, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges
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What bosses should never ask of employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 17, 2014 06:20 pm

There are certain lines managers should never cross with their employees. Here are five of them.

Category: Management
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What to do when an employee complains about you on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 14, 2014 07:52 pm

If your employees are disgruntled they may take to social media to vent about you. What can you do about it?

Category: Management
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6 toxic employee types and what to do about them

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 13, 2014 07:47 pm

Toxic employee behaviours can undermine productivity at your organizations. Here are the five worst and what to do about them.

Category: Management
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Why you absolutely must call every candidate back after an interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 5, 2014 08:14 pm

If you are not calling candidates back to let the know whether or not they got the job, you are doing far more damage to your company than you realize

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management
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Eight ways to boost employee engagement for free

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 26, 2014 03:18 pm

If you can’t afford pool tables and free drinks on Friday afternoons, you can still motivate your employees to be engaged in their work. Here’s how.

Category: Human Resources, Management
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The best day to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 18, 2014 08:25 pm

There’s never an ideal time to let someone go – it’s bound to be difficult for both of you. But is there a day of the week that is better than the others?

Category: Human Resources, Management, Small Business
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The five people you should never hire

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 14, 2014 07:10 pm

Trying to fill positions at your company can be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bad candidates. Here are five people you should never hire.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
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Are you destroying your business with meetings?

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 11, 2014 03:03 pm

Study shows we spend over 9,000 hours in meetings over the course of our lives. Surely this time could be better spent.

Category: Management
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The worst ways to fire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2014 03:47 pm

AOL’s Patch lets hundreds of journalists go in a conference call. Is this the worst way to get fired? Nope. We’ve got five worse ways.

Category: Management