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  • How to Effectively Delegate

    July 12, 2011

    If you’re like most managers, you’ve risen in the ranks because you took challenges head-on and completed things yourself. You’ve shown initiative and a go-getter attitude. You’re probably also battling the same issue as your peers—learning to how to delegate. The simple truth is that if you don’t learn to delegate; you’re bound to fail (or collapse) at some point.

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  • Determining the ROI on a New Hire

    July 8, 2011

    When you hire a new employee, you’re making a massive investment of time and resources to bring that employee aboard. In fact, the cost of hiring an employee can be several times that employees annual salary! So, how do you know if you’re getting a return on your hiring investment? Determining an ROI can be a useful tool for your

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  • How to Answer Tough Questions from Rejected Candidates

    July 6, 2011

    These days job applicants are often counseled by career sites, life coaches and well-meaning friends to press for feedback from a prospective employer when they have been informed they didn’t get the job they sought. The questions they pose, like the confrontational “Why didn’t you hire me?” to the softer, “Will you tell me what I might improve in order

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  • Peoplelink Announces July Shining Star

    June 30, 2011

      Peoplelink is happy to announce that Ms. Andrea Stull has been chosen as July’s Shining Star employee. Andrea works at Cargill Kitchen Solutions in Lake Odessa, Michigan. She reports to the Greenville, Michigan, Peoplelink branch office. Andrea started her employment with Peoplelink back in April, 2010, by being “on call” for Cargill. This is a very challenging role, since

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  • Finding a job after long-term unemployment.

    June 30, 2011

    Though long-term unemployment can be dispiriting, finding a good position is not only possible, but likely by applying some tried-and-true methods: Spend your downtime well—Volunteer for a non-paying position that makes use of your education and experience and may even add to your skills. If you are a paralegal, offer your services at the local courthouse or hone your sales

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  • Think Your Interview Went Poorly? Check Out These Strange Interview Responses.

    June 21, 2011

    When conducting interviews, it’s just the nature of the job that you run into some interesting people. While some candidates use perfectly-rehearsed responses to increase their chances of landing their next job, others try to wing it and be as genuine as possible. And then there’s the other people. Some candidates really do wing it, and their responses can be

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