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Tips for First-Time Managers

Tips for First-Time Managers

First-time managers can encounter new ideas and ways of doing things, but they are not always the best at learning from experience. To avoid making mistakes or wasting money when managing their home, they’ll need to learn some good techniques before diving into a more...

Tips for Helping Employees Focus on Career Growth

Tips for Helping Employees Focus on Career Growth

Career development and growth are an important part of employee retention and a significant investment in the success and future of any company. When employees feel like they are growing and advancing their careers, it gives them a sense of personal and professional...

6 Tips for Managing a Hybrid Team

6 Tips for Managing a Hybrid Team

If you're like most business owners, you're probably managing a hybrid team. A hybrid team is a mix of full-time employees and contractors. The benefits of hiring contractors are many: they're more affordable, can be brought on quickly, and can be let go easily. But...

Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is when someone can manage their own emotions well and pick up on the emotional cues of the people around them. It is an important quality for all people, not just leaders. However, it is especially crucial for people who assume leadership roles...

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

In most business organizations, there are both managers and leaders. While the terms may seem similar, the positions are very different from each other. In a 2021 Forbes article, the author explains some of the differences between managers and leaders and offers tips...

Tips for Conducting Effective Interviews

Tips for Conducting Effective Interviews

Everyone has heard of interviews, whether they are for jobs or some other purpose. Interviews can be effective in helping to determine who the best candidate is for the job. Conducting an interview requires practice and insight on how to ask questions properly to get...

How Tech and Energy are Teaming Up

How Tech and Energy are Teaming Up

The teaming of energy and tech has been inevitable since the oil prices started experiencing a dip. A consistent low price for oil and its related products has significantly dented the projected earnings of big Oil Companies like Chevron and Exxon. The energy...

How to Plan for More Efficient Meetings

How to Plan for More Efficient Meetings

With the increasing number of meetings that people have to attend at work, it becomes essential for them to prepare for the meeting in advance. This will help them focus on what is important and save time from being lost. Here are four suggestions to make your...

Hiring Mistakes to Avoid for Improved Diversity

Hiring Mistakes to Avoid for Improved Diversity

Hiring mistakes can be costly for any business. The same is valid for hiring diverse talent. Yet, if you are a travel and tourism company, this should be an immediate concern as the industry has been criticized for its lack of diversity in leadership positions. Many...