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As many organizations have recently learned, videos cell.  Adding a video to a product page to demonstrate its use, helps give buyers a complete picture of what they are purchasing.  Video is more encompassing of a product (or service) than photos alone. Recently, an e-commerce video production company, Invodo, completed a report on video marketing… Read more »

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With all of the unknowns surrounding the healthcare reform, it is imperative, as a business owner or manager, to have a checklist to ensure you are complying with all of the changes.  Changes started taking place in 2011 and will continue through 2014.  Here is a great checklist provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield: 2013… Read more »

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Population Health Management recently finished a two-year study focusing on the wellbeing of employees and the relationship to employee retention.  The study found that the overall wellbeing of employees was a solid indicator of retention, efficiency and the expense of healthcare and related costs.   It was also found that health improvements of staff members help… Read more »

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In today’s world, we are always hearing about the link between hiring and social media sites; and generally speaking, it is a harmful connection to the job seeker.  People do not get hired due to all sorts of reasons, from posting inappropriate photos, such as party pictures, to writing bad commentary that can be easily… Read more »

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Current job seekers should know that in this frenzied, digital era, they are exposed on all of their social media pages.  Whether your social site of choice is Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or another, anything you post online is conceivably going to be seen by hiring managers or HR directors at the companies you are… Read more »

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Despite the 8.2 percent unemployment rate, many businesses have struggled to find qualified candidates for an abundance of high-skill jobs in technology, engineering, health care, and other fields. That, along with hesitancy by firms to add jobs amid global economic uncertainty, keeps unemployment high. Yet, a Beyond.com survey backs the view that poor communication often… Read more »

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Workplace disputes are generally handled by avoiding the conflict, hoping it will go away; or through indirect mean such as griping to your friends or colleagues about it, complaining to your supervisor, or complaining to the other person’s supervisor. Following are principles that will help you address the problem you have with the person directly…. Read more »

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Managers and leaders are both vital assets to any well run business.  But, what makes them different, unique?  Here is a list of traits broken down: The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager is a copy; the leader is an original. The manager maintains; the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure;… Read more »

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Recently, Vanessa Nornberg published an article on inc.com about, Why Recruiters Are Worth the Money. This article talks about her own experiences. Maybe you have asked yourself the same questions? Here’s her response explained very well on how recruiters can save you time, money and a lot of stress. See her article below. These Days,… Read more »