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    Do Personality Tests Lead to Better Hiring Decisions?

    It’s not a new phenomenon. Psychological tests have been used in employee selection processes since World War I.

    Determining how to reduce turnover, increase productivity and more accurately predict employee performance has been and remains a goal of nearly every organization.

    Due to its importance, predicting the future success of an applicant is a difficult, …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    The Gig Economy and The Rise of the Uber-Specialists

    Does the gig economy encourage the rise of the Uber Specialist?

    Where Uber Specialist means a person with deep and specific skills.

    Note: This has NOTHING to do with the car service.

    Effectively this is the market and model for independent consultants since the dawn of time. Where someone has a unique skill that people …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Seemingly Moving Backward Has Reward

    The worst direction is not to be moving at all but instead, standing still. Avoiding action while providing excuses brings about one’s worst nightmare. Standing still provides the feeling of being in quicksand because everything around us changes so quickly. One feels as if they are drowning in a sea of uncertainty.

    The person seeking …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Great Things can Happen When You Realize This

    When you realize that you are …

    Just an hour of someone’s day.

    This might seem harsh. And, in a lot of senses it is.

    But, the fact is … as you are scheduling your 24 hours of your day you should be cognizant and respectful that you are just an hour in someone else’s …

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    Posted in Career Development, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Use Pricing as a Strategy

    Every business owner needs to weigh a new fee increase against current client loyalty, and the risk involved. Most everyone has experience with using a service for several years that suddenly requests fees well beyond what is considered reasonable.

    A steep rate hike is the point of no return for most customers. Before making such …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    How You Can Listen to Your Customers

    If you want your customers keep buying from you, you need to pay attention to what they say. Also, if you want them to stay loyal to your business, you should solve their problems. Otherwise, they will go to your competitors. Therefore, in order to keep making money, you should listen to your customers. Below …

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    Posted in Corporate Branding, People, Social Media, Success Strategies

    Two Keys Unlock Future Success

    When our communication reflects that our intuitive thought and beliefs are in alignment, we come across as genuine and heartfelt. Underlying all of this are our values and priorities making them the two keys to unlock future success.

    Others need to see that we are looking out for everyone’s well-being including your own. Otherwise, a …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Love Your Job? Put an Exit Plan in Place.

    When you hate your job, you often think about leaving it. But when you are happy with your work putting an exit plan into place seems somewhat bizarre. Nevertheless, smart employees should always be prepared to quit their job tomorrow.

    The reason is that the future is always unknowable. Just because your job satisfaction is …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Build Influence On High

    We may learn much from today’s political scene. Newscasters and folks on Twitter are now tallying “Pinocchio” statements for those in the news. That is, counting the lies that spew forth is now in full force in addition to becoming a game. In the business world, no one lasts long when lies are detected.

    Trust …

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    Posted in Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    The UBI In Your Future

    There’s been a lot of talk about robots taking jobs and recently I saw something implying that people may be dying prematurely because of the perception of not enough work.

    While the robots taking jobs is definitely happening (and it’s not all a bad thing). I’m not sure there is enough data for the second …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies
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