Category: culture

4 Retail and Service Industry Trends to Expect in 2018

2018 will make one decade since the Great Recession that devastated the retail and service industries. In the past 10 years, both industries have seen their ups and downs, but recent figures showed that holiday sales improved in late 2017 by more than 5.5 percent compared to 2016. A recent economic upturn has made many business owners more optimistic for the future, but a changing competitive landscape means it’s more important than ever to stay on top of industry trends. As ... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, January 26, 2018
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Tips for Transitioning to a New Job

While there are plenty of perks to staying with the same company for many years, career advice experts recognize that one of the fastest ways to advance in pay and prestige is to broaden your horizons with a new position at a new company. Regardless of the pay bump or change in title, landing a new job can be stressful and cause feelings of anxiety and even guilt . After all, you’re leaving behind your coworkers, many of whom you’ve developed close relationships with, and you... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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5 Essential Skills for Succeeding in Today’s Offices

Jobseekers, take note: while prospective employers may peruse resumes and CVs to find candidates with the right education, experience, and qualifications, the skills to succeed on the job and to move up in a company are rarely listed on job descriptions. It's one of the many reasons employers are rapidly moving to Digital Interviews , as well as gaining insight in to personalities by looking at social profiles . These facts are only becoming more solidified and important in... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process

Company culture fit is a concept that can be hard to define, but everyone knows when it’s missing. Most employers understand the importance of culture fit in their organization, and research shows that people who fit well into their company perform better in their role, express greater job satisfaction, and are more likely to remain with the organization for longer. Famously, Southwest Airlines screened job candidates in the 1990s based on their willingness to provide offbeat, fun... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, July 14, 2017
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