Consider These Two Alternatives to Firing an Under-performing Employee

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One of the most uncomfortable dilemmas a manager can face is how to deal with an employee who isn’t meeting expectations. No one likes firing an employee, but if you keep them around without addressing their performance issues, they can drag fellow employees down – possibly your entire organization.    Mitchell Marks, professor of leadership at… Read more »

Five Interview Questions You Should ask Candidates for Accounts Payable Positions

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Employers typically have a broad bank of interview questions to ask candidates for job openings. However, certain critical roles require a specific set of skills, and employers need to drill down for these positions with specific skill requirements. Take, for instance, accounts payable. Employers looking to hire in that area need interview questions that focus… Read more »

How to Pick the Right Work Boot

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If you’re required to wear protective footwear on the job, choosing the right pair can be overwhelming. Selecting the right shoes in general, and work boots in particular, is a more confusing process than many people imagine. But it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the considerations below before you start your search.   Consider The Types of… Read more »

Tips for Managing a Generational Shift

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Baby boomers aren’t retiring in droves, but their numbers in the workforce are dwindling significantly. And when boomers retire, they take with them a generation of beliefs and workstyles. Perhaps most importantly, they leave with vast quantities of “tribal knowledge”: exclusive technical, product or process information. This information is rarely stored on the web or… Read more »

How to Bounce Back From job Rejection

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“We’ve decided to go another direction …”   This phrase is kryptonite to job seekers. No one likes rejection, but it’s particularly rough to be told “no” by a prospective employer — and it hurts worse the longer you’re out of work.   Mega Force has several tips for dealing with job-search rejection and restoring a positive… Read more »