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What You Can and Can’t Ask a Job Applicant

According to the NFIB, 62 percent of small businesses recently reported hiring or trying to hire employees. Many small businesses stress about finding qualified job applicants and are scrambling to fill positions. If you are in the market for a new employee, there are many considerations: Does the applicant have the skills to do the job? Will he or she fit into your company culture? Can you afford the cost of…

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Being Good May Be Bad For You And Your Team 

It’s something I’ve thought was true, and now there’s proof: Being good at your job is not always good for you. According to research from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, very good employees get punished with more work and with higher expectations than other workers while getting paid the same. My wife used to tell me the same…

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