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March 7, 2014

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This week in HR

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This week in HR

This week’s roundup brings you five articles with the latest tips, insight and advice for HR professionals.

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January 31, 2014

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Tips for employee termination

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Tips for employee termination

Terminating an employee is never fun, but sometimes it must be done. This week’s roundup brings you articles to help with employee termination.

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January 23, 2012

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5 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

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5 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

What are you worth to an employer? Quick, come up with a number. OK. Now, let’s come up with a realistic number. Negotiating salary is, for most of us, as difficult as getting past phone screens and interviews to the job offer. It can be tough to think of yourself in dollar terms. If you’re not prepared to negotiate, you’re sure to be unhappy with almost any offer. So don’t be caught flat-footed.

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January 18, 2012

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How To Turn A Meaningless Job Into A Meaningful Career

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How To Turn A Meaningless Job Into A Meaningful Career

Erase the phrase “it’s just a job” from your vocabulary. Putting minimal effort into a job is only doing you a disservice. Even the smallest job should be treated as if it is a stepping stone to something else… because it might be! Every job has the chance to wow someone, to lead to an amazing recommendation or to expand your network.

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January 13, 2012

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Monster 5 for Friday The 13th

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Monster 5 for Friday The 13th

While most of us aren’t suffering from triskaidekaphobia, there’s something about Friday the 13 that arouses just a little bit of fear, and we’re not talking about Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask. It’s just that superstitions are deep rooted in our collective consciousness, and while we know it’s silly, most of us probably avoid walking under ladders or cracking mirrors, since, as superstitions go, it’s probably better to be on the safe side. We know better, and yet, like saying “Bless You,” sometimes old habits are hard to break. No where is this more true than the world of work, where so many of us do what we do, again and again, simply because it’s what we’ve always done.

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January 10, 2012

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Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

I have come across certain people who have tweeted nothing but their offerings and wares. Recruiters, you’re as guilty as anyone – I get that you’re posting a job, but why not at least attempt to converse with someone who may be a candidate rather than turn everything you post into a classifieds section? I don’t get it. Why are you on social media if you clearly don’t want to be social? Because that, my friend, is not social media. That’s advertising. And it’s frowned upon.

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December 19, 2011

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World of Opportunity: Launching An International Career

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World of Opportunity: Launching An International Career

If you’d like to work in your corporation’s office in Barcelona or Bangalore or Brasilia, “raise your hand” and make your interest known, said Shafiq Lokhandwala, chief executive of NuView, a human resources software company. He hears from his clients, including many international companies, how difficult it is to choose the right people to send on overseas assignments, and then to keep them engaged once they’re there. Showing you’ve got what it takes to live and work in a foreign country can start with your approach right now, no matter how American your cubicle and coworkers are.

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December 14, 2011

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Personal Branding Secrets for Gen Y Workers

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Personal Branding Secrets for Gen Y Workers

The key to personal branding, like any good marketing, means telling a story, but things like personal websites, Twitter profiles and Facebook pages are just the beginning. Every story needs a middle and an end. To get to the happy ending of a successful job search, however, means finding that middle ground between personal objectives and professional experience. While your story should be written with an external audience in mind, selling yourself externally requires looking internally.

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November 23, 2011

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5 Tips for Getting Hired Over the Holidays

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5 Tips for Getting Hired Over the Holidays

The economic realities of the holiday season, for those of us struggling to make ends meet or to find a job, makes it difficult to be grateful. When you’re in survival mode, it’s pretty tough to step back and reflect. So, should we be grateful for a job these days, or merely relieved? Should we express that gratitude to a boss? And if we do, will it be viewed as sucking up?

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