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WORKING: The Pendulum Swing - Labor Shortages Coming Soon?

Joshua Stewart - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:45am

Some economists say the United States is facing a labor shortage in the next 10 to 15 years, in part because there’s about to be a mass exodus in the workforce as baby boomers finally retire. That’s going to mean...

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How To Fix An Incompetent Direct-Report

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:01am

Dave was a small business owner. His business, like many, had been hit hard by the recession. Doing business the way it had been done before just wasn’t going to work anymore. He needed to change his business model,...

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WORKING: Forget Your Resume - Where's Your Website?

Joshua Stewart - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:23am

More and more career advisers say job-seekers need a personal website to stand out—the standard resume just isn’t enough anymore. The argument is that having a unique website dedicated to a job-seeker’s career...

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WORKING: Sharing Employees' Salaries Might Make Them Work Harder

Joshua Stewart - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:32am

Ever wonder what your co-workers take home every payday? Though many workplaces forbid talking about that, new research suggests being open about pay actually makes people work harder. It may sound crazy. But workplace...

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3 Ways To Stop A Sabotaging Direct Report

Brandon Smith - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:45am

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate task of managing a saboteur, you know how tricky and dangerous it can be. “But wait, Brandon,” you say. “What do you mean by ‘saboteur?’ I thought saboteurs cut wires, plant bombs and...

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WORKING: Why Young College Grads Can't Find Work

Joshua Stewart - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 4:28am

About one in five young people in Georgia—ages 16 to 24—is out of work. For people in their early 20s, the numbers are even worse at close to 40 percent. Workplace and career expert Brandon Smith says part of that is a...

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Signs You've Got A Problem Direct-Report

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:54am

I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but I hear a lot of stuff. I guess it comes with the profession. Joys, frustrations, worries, opinions, rants, you name it and I’ve probably heard it. When the person across from...

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WORKING: Making Weekends Work Doesn't Mean Working On The Weekends

Joshua Stewart - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:00am

People who are considered successful don’t just use the work week to get ahead. Many use their weekends, too. But maybe not in the way you think. “What these people realize is, life is like a report card: it’s not about...

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WORKING: Good Buddies, Good Business Partners?

Joshua Stewart - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 2:37am

Going into business with a friend sounds like a great idea. You already get along. You probably think a lot alike. And you likely have similar interests. It can be a great idea, if you start off on the right foot, says...

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'My Direct Report Is Dysfunctional'

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:12am

It was my fourth call with Theresa in a week and I was beginning to feel like I was in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Theresa’s direct report, Steven, had been causing her headache after massive headache. “Steven just doesn...


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