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The thing about hiring is that it’s a continual process. You’ll keep needing to hire people as long as you’re in business. And when someone quits your company abruptly, you’ve got to move quickly to find a replacement so that business can continue without interruption. But our traditional method of finding employees — typically job boards — often fail employers. When you list a position on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Craigslist, you’re typically inundated with a flood of resumes…

The weather outside is cold and dreary, as we all suffer from lack of sleep and too much caffeine intake, dryathlons and new found diets are taking their toll; it appears the working class have a minor case of the blues. Even the last-season sales don’t seem to be helping, okay maybe they do a little, but they’re serving as a distraction from the workload which is amassing. With a new year comes new beginnings. But getting into the swing of things is often easier said than done.…

A friend who keeps a keen eye on sales noted that Best Buy had a great deal on Apple laptops just before Christmas. He and his wife both needed one, so he bought two. A week after the purchase, he got an email saying that he had $40 in loyalty program credits. It turns out he also needed two new Wii U controllers at $40 each, so he used the credit and essentially got one for free. Now he is beginning to watch his Best Buy loyalty points. If he makes a significant electronics or appliance…

The recent hackings of computer systems at Sony Pictures (the movie division) and Sony Computer Entertainment (the PlayStation division) are not new problems for the company. Specifically, in April, 2011, that same Sony Computer Entertainment division had the same problem as recently; its online gaming service called the PlayStation Network was seriously hacked. The service was shut down for almost a month and the personal data of tens of millions of customers was put at risk. In 2011, the CEO…

Travelling for business has witnessed a tremendous rise in the last couple of years and global entrepreneurs of tomorrow are not shying away from the prospects of travelling to new lands to expand their scope for new and better opportunities. The conventional ways of running a business have given way to more sophisticated and technology-oriented practices that make it possible for the modern entrepreneur to connect with his associates and stay abreast of the day-to-day business operations. It…

To improve productivity, businesses can implement various numbers of different activities that can help sustain the performance of the employees and control the company better. There has been an increase in the importance of management teams and research has led us to come up with team-building games or activities that can help in building a diligent workforce. There are a number of benefits of these activities that organizations need to be aware of: Any problems that may be affecting an…

Whilst there is no statutory definition of what an “Intern” is in Employment legislation in Ireland, in the majority of cases, an Intern is a person who is engaged in an Organisation with the purpose of gaining an insight and experience of a particular area of business. A significant number of Interns come to Organisations through university programmes, the Job Bridge Intern scheme, which is a national scheme, or simply on an informal basis for the opportunity to gain experience in a…

Beats by Dr. Dre, Gmail, the Facebook “like” button, Java, Sony PlayStation. These products, icons and services, and many more, are now part of our lives – and some of us could not imagine living without them. But very few know these names were the result of innovative, smart intrapreneurship, way before the word was even invented or became mainstream jargon. Intrapreneurs are employees who work within companies but still retain some level of entrepreneurship. These professionals benefit…

From parents whom juggle family-life with full-time employment to budding entrepreneurs who have toes dipped in several business ventures, wearing many hats can be all too difficult. When working in an office environment it becomes second nature to ably project manage yourself. However, when you take that working environment away, project management is often easier said than done. In order to work in a productive and profitably way, it’s important to be able to project manage yourself and…

In fact, during the year-end break, you’ll finally have the time to rest your fingers and your brain. But just like New York, the Internet is a “city” that never sleeps… And if you own a blog that is not regularly updated with new content you have to expect to see a decrease in visits. There are 3 strategies that you can adopt: The strategy of doing nothing: the blog announces annual closure, with a message of “Happy New Year”. This is the one…