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Skills Tracking: An Unattainable Ideal?

by Andy Jordan

It’s very difficult to assign the right people to the right tasks, to ensure that the right training is delivered to the right people at the right time, and hire to fill skills gaps. How can you effectively track your resource pool’s skills efficiently?

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

There are times when a project manager needs to step out of their comfort zone to get the job done. Doing so can be nerve wracking--but also very rewarding. Here are some tips to ease the stress.

10,001 Hours of Project Management

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

How many hours does it take to become a project manager? That’s not a trick question, but can become tricky when you try to answer it with any kind of precision.

Three Essentials to Being a Successful Consultant PM

by Michelle Stronach

As a consultant project manager, it is more important than ever that you differentiate yourself from your competition--both internal and external project managers. The No. 1 way to differentiate is through reputation. Keep these three core principles in mind as you try to take advantage of the abundance of opportunity out there.

Delayed Designations: Breaking the Habit

by Mike Griffiths

When we identify a certification or designation that would be useful for our career, why do we often put it off? When it comes to the next logical progression of our profession, how can we break out of our pesky procrastination?

Say This, Not That: What Your Resume and Online Profile Should Have

by Mike Donoghue

How you represent yourself both online and in print is reflected in the words you use. This means demonstrating the skills and achievements you’ve attained in an accurate manner while also trying to grab the attention of both automated and human-based searching techniques. Are you guilty of 10 overused words to sell yourself?

Embracing Redundancy

by Andy Jordan

For many people, being laid off carries a stigma--and that simply shouldn't be the case. Here, we try to provide some practical thoughts on how to deal with job loss when you are applying for new positions. When you are looking to rebuild your career, hold your head high and have a good story.

Keeping Your Distance as a Consultant

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When working as a consultant, what is the best way to keep your distance from the client? And how much distance should there be between the customer and the consultant? This distance defines the relationship between consultant and customer.

Consulting Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

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Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.

Discrimination Quiz

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Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Telephone Reference Check Template

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This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.

Traditional Job Competency Model

PREMIUM deliverable

Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship mangement specialist.

Internet Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.

Communication Skills Evaluation

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Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.

Applicant Rejection Letter

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With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.

Training Presentation Package

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Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.

Flex Time Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."

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