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How To Spot The One Employee Who Should Never Work At Your Company

December 4, 2017

We’ve been honored to pick the brains of numerous leaders throughout our careers. In fact, we often discuss how lucky we both are to get a glimpse into how many of these leaders think. However, during a recent interview, we were more than surprised when David Novak, the former CEO of one of the world’s…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job

November 28, 2017

Here’s a counterintuitive fact about job searching: The most stressful part of the process often begins after you have a job offer in hand. It’s true that each step of a job hunt brings its own unique challenges – particularly the interview stage. But receiving the nod from your prospective employer means that the clock starts ticking on…

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Ask Me How Much Money I Make: Pay Gets More Transparent

November 21, 2017

Managing a generation of young people inclined to share relationship statuses and meal photos on social media requires employers to adjust the way they approach compensation, experts say. “Pay and promotions are not secretive topics anymore,” says Mary Ann Sardone, who consults with large employers on compensation issues and leads the workforce-rewards practice at benefits…

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How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer In Just 1 Simple Sentence

November 21, 2017

Interviewing for jobs can be grueling. But if you manage to drum up the right answers to trick interview questions and prove you’re worth hiring, there’s light at the end of the tunnel: a job offer. Once that offer letter hits your inbox, you know what you’re supposed to do next. Always negotiate. That’s easier…

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What Recruiters Look For When Hiring

October 31, 2017

In order to better compete in your job search, you want to understand what recruiters look for when hiring in 2017. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report sheds light on what’s most important to recruiters as the source and interview job candidates. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report is the result of surveying 831 recruiters in the…

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How to Negotiate Your Salary – and Succeed

October 26, 2017

For employees, negotiating salary can feel like navigating treacherous territory. After all, what if you don’t get what you ask for? What if the employer laughs you out of the room? What if your salary-negotiation skills are so abysmal that you end up losing the job offer altogether? “It’s such a tricky thing because there…

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Learn to Love Networking

October 23, 2017

“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction—many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and inauthentic. But…

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Argentum Member Workforce Survey

October 18, 2017

Senior Living Executive surveyed Argentum members to gather data on recruitment practices and retention of senior living professionals. We received over 200 responses, from predominantly management and senior-level positions, to inquiries relating to demographics, length of employment in senior living, employment in other industries, and projected desire to remain in senior living, among other questions.…

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What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

September 28, 2017

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain, influencing every aspect of our being, from…

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Employers Can’t Ask About Salary History Any More. So, What Now?

September 15, 2017

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for a while now, and more states (and some cities) are upping the game with new…

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When to Consider a Lateral Career Move

September 15, 2017

Moving up the corporate ladder, go, go and away we go! While it’s great to be ambitious and set goals, sometimes those goals can and should include pivoting sideways rather than upward. Instead of thinking of a lateral move as a step back or a stagnant move, in many ways it can position you for…

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How to Handle Stress During a Job Interview

September 15, 2017

Have you ever felt incredibly stressed during a job interview? If so, you’re not alone. Most people say that interviewing for a job is an overwhelmingly stressful experience. Fortunately, you can come to terms with job interview stress by understanding that a certain amount of stress can actually help you ace the interview; that practicing for your…

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