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Why Soft Skills Are Essential For Your Business

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From a young age, most of us are taught to be polite, work together with others and use our words to solve problems. These attributes, called soft skills, are important for our everyday human experience, and they’re also essential in …

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First Steps Toward Creating a More Diverse Workplace

If you want to create a culture of diversity in your business, you should be looking both at internal operational structures and the way you present your business to the community.  Julie Schweber, a senior human resources knowledge adviser at …

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3 Hiring Tips to Create a Stronger Team

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After being declared an essential industry during the earliest days of the pandemic, home improvement is attracting many job seekers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that compared to the first quarter of 2020, the number of home improvement …

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Keep Business on Course With Employee Development

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Julie Schweber, senior knowledge adviser with the Society for Human Resource Management, says keeping your business on track during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. One way to maintain continuity with your business is by upholding traditional HR activities, like performance …

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3 Expert Views on COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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Summertime in North America is traditionally a season of momentum for the home improvement industry. Construction crews take advantage of warm weather to build new homes and offices. Families spend more time outdoors, discovering small projects—a doorknob to replace, pavers …

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Veterans Raise the Standard as Employees

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Jacqueline Thompson, owner of Thompson Ace Hardware, isn’t surprised when customers call her store asking if a specific employee is on duty. Her Jacksonville, Florida, store is known for its knowledgeable, gracious staff, and she believes the six military veterans on …

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Resources for Hiring Military Veterans

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By recruiting and hiring military veterans, you can potentially gain some of the most skilled and loyal employees you’ve ever had. Opportunities to recruit military veterans who are entering the civilian workforce are more plentiful than most business owners realize, …

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