Brooke Chaplan's Blog (26)

Crucial Credentials: Precautions to Take When Hiring Outside Professionals

Employers become just as nervous as employees when it comes to hiring. As the employer, you cannot take chances with anyone you hire, and there is no one-size formula that fits perfectly for every business. Take a few precautions when you decide to bring new professionals to your team.

 

Do Not Rely on One Aspect

Too many employers rely solely…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 18, 2017 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Dress For Success: Fine Appearance Details To Address Before An Interview

You submitted your resume and cover letter and you’ve been selected for an interview. Now is your time to shine and show your interviewer that you’re the best person for the job. One element many people overlook when preparing for an interview is their appearance. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and your attire and grooming can be the difference between getting the job or not. Keep these…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 11, 2017 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Why A Healthy Investment in IT Makes Your Company Attractive

It can be difficult for many business owners to invest in IT, especially early on. After all, IT is an internal cost, and one that usually won't bring you any kind of immediate return on investment. Even with this said, it's incredibly necessary for a business to have a healthy investment in IT. Doing so will attract attention, and even job applications, from the most…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 3, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Urban vs. Forest Firefighter: What's the Difference in Jobs?

When it comes to firefighting, there are two main factions of jobs to choose from. The stereotypical firefighter you think of with a pole slide and Dalmatian is an urban career, but many don’t also consider forest firefighters when thinking about this position. One key difference between urban and forest or wildland firefighters is the location, but it definitely isn’t the only difference. Each position comes with separate and specific duties, challenges, and rewards.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 8, 2016 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Urban vs. Forest Firefighter: What's the Difference in Jobs?

When it comes to firefighting, there are two main factions of jobs to choose from. The stereotypical firefighter you think of with a pole slide and Dalmatian is an urban career, but many don’t also consider forest firefighters when thinking about this position. One key difference between urban and forest or wildland firefighters is the location, but it definitely isn’t the only difference. Each position comes with separate and specific duties, challenges, and rewards.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 8, 2016 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Best for Your Business: Tips for Hiring the Right People

You want good quality people on your current team and should always be on the lookout for candidates who can help you grow your business. Interviewing and taking applications takes time and money, and while this might take time away from other responsibilities, the benefits will be immeasurable. When interviewing these candidates, there are several ways you can ensure you receive the best person for the job.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 26, 2016 at 5:45pm — No Comments

What the Modern Job Seeker Looks for in a New Company

The modern job seeker is usually someone of a younger generation, and there's plenty of information available highlighting how these new professionals approach employment and what they tend to expect from employers. Millennials are used to an internet age, a recession, and more professional adaptability. They might need or require different benefits than your older staff. You want to recruit the right workers, but how do you get them interested? With that said, here are four things modern…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 19, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Most Profitable Careers you can Land with a Degree in Liberal Arts

These days, quite a number of students attain degrees in liberal arts studies, yet are uncertain what career path to pursue with them. You might have been told you couldn’t get a good career with your chosen study and if money is your primary motivator, you should know there are a plethora of profitable jobs you can land with your degree. Here are a few to choose from.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 22, 2016 at 1:29pm — No Comments

How to Breathe More Life into a Stale Company Culture

Many businesses overlook their company culture, especially while making good profits each quarter. A strong, inviting culture can keep your employees bonded and happy, and draw new talent to your business. If you don’t want to leave your culture up to chance, make sure you revive it. These simple tips can help you breathe life into an otherwise stale company…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 1, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Moving Up: Promotion Party Ideas for Your Next Company Celebration

Company celebrations are often anything but, and employees sometimes even dread going to them. You want to help employees feel appreciated and to bond and have fun together, but how do you create the right atmosphere? If you find ways to make your employees and any other guests feel like an important part of the event, you're much more likely to make a lasting impression. For your next corporate event, make sure you follow these steps to make your celebration something everyone can…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hiring Right: Best Places to Find the Right Candidate for the Job

Recruiting new employees is one of the hardest tasks any manager is faced with, but don't sweat it. We know exactly how to help you find the best candidates for the job. Here are five of the best places to find new employees for your company. 

LinkedIn

It might seem like an obvious choice, but LinkedIn is the premier professional networking site.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 13, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Retail Revamp: How to Use Customer Reviews in Your Strategy

Marketing strategies, even successful ones, will not work forever. In most cases, companies find the need to change their marketing approach on a fairly regular basis. Print advertisements and commercials undergo subtle to radical changes every year to ensure the message being conveyed is not a stale sales pitch.

 

Even the elements of a marketing strategy need to be changed from time to time. One such element that advertisers find useful are customer reviews. Reviews are most…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 15, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

Tricks to Build Better Team Unity within Your Business

It is no secret that for a company to be successful, there needs to be a sense of unity with employees. All members need to feel they are a member of a strong team. When coworkers can effectively work together, the outcome will make your business more successful and you will build higher morale in the workplace. Without team unity, a company can fall apart and many…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Online Protection: Security Steps Most Small Businesses Miss

The digital age has brought businesses a myriad of new opportunities to capitalize on. The Cloud, for instance, can be used to manage a lot of your big data more effectively. But with all new opportunities comes risks, particularly security risks. Protecting sensitive data from hackers and malware systems is crucial to the continuity of your business. Here are four common steps many small businesses miss when tackling online protection. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 22, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Working with a Warning: Most High Risk Jobs of 2016

In certain industries, working can be hazardous to your very health. Some jobs require workers to perform risky tasks in exceedingly dangerous conditions. Many of these jobs, however, are known to pay excellent wages and provide other great perks. These six jobs are considered to be among the most dangerous.





Miner

Miners are faced with a variety…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 5, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

Tips to Help You Prepare for Retirement after a Long Career

If you have been working in the same field for several years and are now ready to punch the ticket toward the journey to relaxation, there are some points you may want to consider. When you have had a long successful career, and you retire, life as you know it may become very different. That is not to say you should not retire, but as you think about closing one chapter and opening another, there are some steps you can take to be better prepared.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 18, 2016 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Manager Oversight: How to Handle Your Daily Business Remotely

Managing your employees effectively and running a successful business from a remote location can be a challenge for anyone. But any manager can be a positive influence on their employees if they are committed to the task, no matter where they are. Consider this advice to make your responsibility easier.



Emphasize Good Communication

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 7, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

Gaps in Security: Most Common Vulnerabilities in Business Today

As technology becomes integrated into every business process, there are security vulnerabilities created as well. As advancing and convenient as most technology is, these gaps in security can greatly hurt a business if cyber-criminals decide to target you. Your own company should work to eliminate these IT vulnerabilities through following the three strategies below.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 7, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

How to Make Your Cubicle Space less Boring

If you work in a cubicle, chances are, you sometimes feel like a worker bee in a busy hive. Indeed, spending your Mondays through Fridays in a drab, fabric-lined alcove can, across time, be awfully uninspiring. This can be even more evident if your job happens to involve using your creativity. Thankfully, relief is at hand. There are more than a few creative cubicle upgrades you can employ to liven up your workspace. So, when workplace doldrums finally become insufferable, try the following…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 22, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Six Jobs You Can Score with Your Graphic Design Degree

Congratulations, you have gone through the years of education needed to snag your graphic design degree. Take a moment to be proud of your accomplishment. Even with everything done, you may not know what to do next, but there is a lot of work out there for…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 16, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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