The Job Search

Want to Hire a Friend? Take These Factors into Consideration First …

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If you’re currently hiring a new staff member at your organization, you probably have a few people in your network who are eagerly asking about the opportunity. So, in that situation, should you give an advantage to someone you know, or is it best to steer clear? On one hand, hiring a friend may strengthen […]

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In the Office

5 Strategies for Leading Teams Amid High Turnover

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Even when you love your job and believe in the work you do, office environments with high staff turnover can dampen those positive feelings. Perhaps this turnover is related to internal circumstances, such as high stress and long hours, or to external pulls felt by adventurous staff eager to experience new cities and professional challenges. […]

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In the Office

When You’re Older Than Your Boss

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Working for a significantly younger boss presents a unique set of challenges. It may seem strange to take direction from someone a few years your junior since many of us believe age and authority go together. But you’re certainly not the only one in this situation. Organizations are increasingly hiring younger workers to fill leadership […]

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Career Planning

What’s Better than SMART Goals? Try SMARTIE Goals

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The gold standard in goal setting has long been to create SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. The idea is that you’re more likely to achieve a goal if it has all those characteristics. Now, The Management Center, an organization committed to advising social-impact leaders on management practices, has found a way to […]

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