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How To Talk to the Employee Who Knows Everything

  Have an employee who thinks they know everything? Their answers are always right. They dismiss the opinions of others. And they don’t want to collaborate because their way is the only way. If this sounds familiar, it can be difficult to deal with, especially when you need this person to be open to feedback… Read More »

What Should You Say When Asking for a Promotion?

  You show up on time, work hard, and go above and beyond each day. Clearly, you deserve a promotion. But how do you ask for one? It’s not as simple as you might think. In fact, there’s some homework you’ll have to do ahead of time to make the case to your boss. Here’s… Read More »

9 Skills You Need to Join the Marketing World

  Marketing is a competitive industry. To break into it and get a job in Kansas City, you need to have the right skills. And that goes beyond being a prolific poster to your Facebook feed. Instead, you need to acquire a few of the following 9 skills to give yourself the best chance of… Read More »

Kansas City Makes it Illegal for Employers to Ask About Salary History

  Later this year, it will be illegal for employers in Kansas City, Missouri to ask job candidates about their salary histories. The new ordinance, effective Oct. 31, aims to eliminate the gender pay gap. Proponents of the new measure say that when employers rely on salary histories to set salaries for new employees, it… Read More »

How Does a Manager Bring a Shy Employee Out of Their Shell?

  If your team is like most, it has many different personalities on it. There’s the creative, the natural born salesperson, the stickler for rules, the free spirit and, of course, the shy one. When it comes to the latter, they can be especially tough to manage since half the time you aren’t even sure… Read More »

5 Soft Skills Every IT Professional Needs in 2019

  As an IT professional, you’re in demand. There are many more job openings than there are workers to fill them. However, that’s not to say you can sit back and relax. Instead, if you want to stay a step ahead of your peers, you should always be learning and growing. And while it’s important… Read More »

4 Most In-Demand Marketing Skills in 2019

  Employers are in desperate need of skilled marketing professionals. According to the 2019 Marketing Talent Crunch Survey by Spear Marketing, 90 percent of employers say it’s difficult to find marketing talent, and 89 percent said their marketing department is understaffed. It’s not that there is a shortage of marketing professionals. The problem is, these… Read More »

How Can You Choose Between Two Great Applicants?

  Sometimes, you can’t find a single person that’s right for the job. Other times, you have two top contenders to choose between. When this happens, how can you make the right decision for your team, all so you end up with a great new employee? Here are some tips from Morgan Hunter, one of… Read More »

6 Tips for New College Graduates

  If you’re graduating college this month, consider yourself lucky. You’re entering the workforce at an amazing time. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1969, there are more than 7 million available jobs, and starting salaries for new college graduates are higher than they were just a few years ago. Considering all this good… Read More »

Employers Plan to Increase Utilization of Staffing Firms in Next 5 Years

  Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates for their open positions, and many are turning to staffing firms for help. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 54 percent of employers plan to increase their use of staffing firms in the next five years. “Even with new technologies pushing industry evolution, staffing firms will continue… Read More »