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N.J. businesses are pushing through, despite the weather

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December 29, 2010

Tweet Winter storms may have made it difficult to traverse the roads in parts of New Jersey this week, but not all employees are on holiday. For some, the slick, snow-covered commutes are a necessity. But those companies looking to boost process improvement and sales effectiveness might have considered another option – working from...
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Tips for giving feedback in the workplace

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December 17, 2010

Tweet In the workplace, feedback is an integral component of communication, yet one often overlooked. That is because most people dread feedback — both receiving it and giving it. As a result, certain mistakes persist solely due to the lack of proper feedback and breakdown in communication. It is important to create an atmosphere where employees...
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Some employees may not take vacation days they’re given

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December 2, 2010

Tweet There are those people who use every single minute of every vacation day they’re given. And there are those people who spend every waking hour at the office, rarely taking time off and definitely never leaving town on a real vacation. According to an OfficeTeam survey of 1,000 senior managers at companies with...
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What Am I Doing, and Why?

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November 29, 2010

Tweet The pace of life is fast, and just getting faster. If you are “wired” like I am – in terms of technological connectivity – you are bombarded with stimuli. Whether it be incoming texts, phone calls, Tweets, Facebook posts, or whatever, the competition for our attention is fierce and will only intensify over...
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Serious about shopping? Some Black Friday tips

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November 26, 2010

Tweet Are you a 1 in 200 million? If you’re out and about shopping on this Black Friday, you are. That’s the number of people expected to descend on retail shops this year, marking the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. “Consumers are ready to spend, but in a mindful manner,” said James...
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Dale Carnegie Training application gets upgrade

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November 12, 2010

Tweet Did you know you can have the power of Dale Carnegie at your fingertips 24/7? With the Dale Carnegie “Secrets of Success” application, you can always be equipped to engage successfully with clients, prospects, peers and management. If you need to motivate your team, click on “Be a Leader” and see how the...
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HR best practices help keep employees happy

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November 10, 2010

Tweet HR concerns should always be a top priority for your business. From bringing someone new into your group to exit strategies, developing and maintaining a positive culture is critical to employees’ success. The following are a few tips: Write job descriptions. Always have on hand detailed job descriptions that include the level of skills...
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Interview blunders and how to avoid them

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November 8, 2010

Tweet It happens to the best of us. Despite having the best intentions, we show up late for a job interview because of a parking snafu, we forget to print hard copies of our resume, or maybe you forget the name of your interviewer. We’re all human and we all make mistakes, but there...
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More New Jersey employees may consider working remotely

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November 3, 2010

Tweet Working from home in your fuzzy slippers might sound like a dream to some people, while others prefer the structure an office environment has to offer. But as companies across New Jersey and elsewhere are cutting costs and saving money, the option to allow employees in certain positions to work remotely has become...
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Focus on the Finish

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November 1, 2010

Tweet For better and for worse, I am a student of my own habits. And, fortunately for me, I think I have a fairly good sense of objectivity as I analyze my strengths…and my weaknesses. One of my greatest strengths is that I never lack for ideas. A Model of Inefficiency One of my...
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