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Bad, Bad Cop: The Pros and Cons of Conducting a Stress Interview

There are several ways of conducting an interview.  Each has its own unique style and purpose.  One of the simplest ones would be the Telephone Screening Interview.  This is a make it or break it type of interview.   Usually, you have five minutes to let your enthusiasm sparkle, sell potential,...

The Trap of Getting Back to Normal in the Pandemic

As the vast majority of companies rush to reopen, they’re falling into the trap of “getting back to normal.” They’re not realizing we’re heading into a period of waves of restrictions once again, due to many states reopening too soon. Indeed, some of the states to open early onward have...

5 Kanban Board Software Options to Keep Your Projects on Track

Kanban is a Japanese term that means a billboard in English. In project management terms, it describes the utilization of a visual system focused on transparency. Kanban allows you to put a pivotal focus on efficiency. It lets you communicate, streamline, and visualize the flow of work while limiting the...

Right Now, We Need To Focus On Our Basics…

Prawny / Pixabay Like almost everyone I know, I’m trying to figure out what emerging from the pandemic is going to look like and what it will mean for my business. To be clear, I don’t think this thought process is negative. But it is necessary. Why? Well, if you are like me, every...

The Great Return to Work: It’s Now a Case of Adapt or Die

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’. Barely getting by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’” Back in 1980 when Dolly Parton’s 9-to-5 hit the charts, employers could be hard task masters. Workers’ rights were pretty much non-existent and the concept of a work-life balance was...

Why Social Media Should Be a Priority for Every Small Business

People are spending more and more time on their phones these days – especially younger generations, making social media an increasingly effective way to market your business. Social media is a great way for consumers to understand and research a brand before making a purchase. But not all businesses are putting...

Top online business approaches to making money during COVID

It goes without saying that you are currently living in uncertain times. Just look at what all have transpired in the last couple of decades. The...

How to Strengthen Your Agency’s Hiring Process During a Pandemic

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a major market or based in a rural area: Attracting and retaining talent is likely a challenge in this unprecedented environment. Many agency owners are stressing over hiring new employees, losing key players, and having to do massive layoffs — all while remote. The coronavirus...

The Supply Chain Leaders Guide to the 21st Century

With the genesis of Supply Chain Management in the early 1980s, it is no coincidence that this decade also saw the emergence of the personal computer. Where previously a manual and labour-intensive process, this surge of new technology-enabled significant improvements in supply chain planning and execution of the same. These...

Women In Leadership: Exploring the Advantages

“If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes. Women aren’t perfect but are indisputably better than men,” said former US President Barack Obama. Image credit: Unsplash As a society, we have tried to make enough progress when it comes to...