Be careful how you respond to rejection.

Be careful how you respond to rejection.  I was really surprised to receive an email in response to an individual who did not get a job he interviewed for.  He responded with “ha ha ha ha, they were a joke anyway, what a time waster.”  This is not an appropriate response in a professional setting.…
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Jerks are unpleasant to be around, but they get things done

Getting ahead in business is about more than being tethered to your mobile 24/7. In our seventh annual Executive Survival Guide, we show you how to endear yourself to everyone from the CEO to security; start your day like Warren Buffett; build your personal brand (even if you’re The Boring Guy); and embrace your inner jerk.…
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Drafting your HR policy? Don’t forget to include the following

Drafting your HR policy? Don’t forget to include the following One reason why owning a small business is so attractive is because it involves less of the kind of red tape associated with larger organizations. Yet, if you have employees, you need to have policies in a number of areas, no matter the size of…
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Five qualities of top employees

For many startups, hiring the best and the brightest is not an option — it’s an absolute necessity. You’ve probably heard this sage, albeit generic advice before, “Only hire ‘A’ players.” Of course! Who doesn’t want ‘A’ players? Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make a company successful? But…
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