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Job search. Two simple words that can strike an instant rush of dread and heartache into almost anybody. We’ve all been there. Whether you just graduated college and are looking for your first “real” job, got laid-off from a previous job or are currently employed and looking to change jobs, the job search never gets easier. Especially after a few months of no contact from prospective employe Read More

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Sales Coaching Can Teach Employees How To Be Top Performers Sometime last week I had the honor to learn from Bill Eckstrom, President and founder of the EcSell Institute – a business whose mission is to impact performance of sales departments by increasing quality of sales coaching. Bill came all the way from Nebraska to Link’s headquarters in Houston, TX, to share with us his knowledge and w Read More

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The average full-time employee works 40 hours a week, which is equal to 1,960 hours per year. A person who works from the age of 21 to 65 will have spent a staggering 91,250 hours of their lifetime at work. I can’t help but ask myself, if we spend THIS much time at work, why shouldn’t we place more emphasis on company culture? Think about it…you are spending almost 1/3 of your life at work. Read More

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How do I effectively retain my best people and reduce employee turnover? If you are a leader of a business you have probably been asked this question a million times, and you’ve probably asked it yourself on occasion. So, why can’t people seem to grasp the answer? The answer to that is simple. Most leaders rely on what they THINK their employees want, rather than actually ASKING their employee Read More

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Talented employees are the leaders and the future behind successful companies. To keep your top employees and optimize their skills set, employers need to engage and reward their employees consistently. When your top workforce loses engagement or feel undervalued, they begin to seek other opportunities. Whether your workforce consists of skilled labor or unskilled labor, here are some things that Read More

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Whether you are new to the workforce or have years of experience under your belt, finding a suitable career in today’s competitive job market is an overwhelming task for anyone. Due to the high percentage of candidates flooding the job pool, utilizing online job boards alone is rarely an effective means in getting your resume seen. The average number of people who apply for any given job is 118 Read More

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Why do companies hire temporary employees? Maybe you have a business that’s always busier around the holidays, but your full-time staff get overworked as a result. Or, you regularly find yourself struggling to find someone willing to pick up extra hours and you’re the one that has to stay late because your team is understaffed. Both of these situations can really lower staff morale and custome Read More

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1. Taking Too Many Breaks During Your Search Let’s face it…we have all been there. Unemployment accompanied with a job search can be exhausting and discerning. Although its ok to take the occasional breather, don’t allow yourself lengthy breaks every time you are discouraged, or even worse, when you are making some progress. Read More