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The sun is out, the days are long, and the weather is fine – yet many professionals find that summer brings with it not renewed energy, but a major slump.   Burnout is an ongoing problem for hardworking, driven professionals. It occurs when our approach to work isn’t sustainable. We put in more energy than we… Read more »

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The number of employees who work remotely has increased in recent years. Shutdowns related to the novel coronavirus increased the number of remote workers even further.  Now, many states are reopening, but COVID-19 exposure remains a concern. As a result, many companies are exploring options to allow workers to continue working remotely, even if they’re… Read more »

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Company culture encompasses all the ways a company conceptualizes, pursues and achieves its goals. If the goal is the “what” and your employees are the “who,” culture is the “how.”   Maintaining company culture is essential not only to achieve goals but also to find the best talent for your teams. Here’s how to strengthen your… Read more »

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Congratulations – you’ve landed a marketing interview!  You may be tempted to celebrate, but the work you do in the period before your interview date is crucial to interview success. Congratulate yourself for landing this opportunity, then dig into your preparations.    Here are four ways to get ready to give the best marketing interview… Read more »

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Often, a salesperson wants to make an introduction to a new potential customer, but all they have is an email address.  While email isn’t always the most personal means of contacting someone, it can serve as a powerful tool for making a first impression. Here’s how to write cold emails that work for you.  Keep… Read more »

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Top-performing sales and marketing professionals are worth their weight in gold. Not only do they do outstanding work on their own tasks, but their motivation, passion and efforts can inspire an entire team to greater heights.   Here’s how to recognize your top performers:  Give more frequent praise.  Praise on an annual performance review is nice,… Read more »

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The hiring process can take time, especially when companies decide to do it alone. If you’re not working with a recruiting firm, you run the risk of losing some of the best available candidates to companies that have streamlined their processes and that rely on recruiters for help.   The right recruiting firm can cut a company’s time to hire by… Read more »

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Sitting at a desk for long periods can be hard on the human body and its physical health. By stretching every few hours, those with desk jobs can help reduce the impact on their health, take a quick mental break, and improve their focus.  Add these seven stretches to your routine and reap the benefits…. Read more »

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“What motivates you to sell?” is one of the most common questions asked during sales interviews. Preparing your response in advance can help you answer with confidence, highlighting important elements of your approach to sales.  When crafting your answer, keep these tips in mind:  Give a specific response.  A vague, generic answer like “I appreciate… Read more »

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Many sales and marketing leaders don’t think about recruiting until the need to fill a position arises. Only seeking new talent when you need it, however, leaves your team and company vulnerable to poor hires.   Here are five reasons recruiting should be a regular part of your day to day work:  You’ll keep your talent… Read more »