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raise the bar

To raise the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something. Since higher education became available to a greater number of people, businesses have increasingly been raising the bar for entry-level employees.
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raise the bar

Fig. to make a task a little more difficult. (As with raising the bar in high jumping or pole vaulting.) Just as I was getting accustomed to my job, the manager raised the bar and I had to perform even better.
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International real estate advisor Savills has taken home the award for Excellence in Learning and Development for its Raising the Bar pitching course at this years Personnel Today Awards.
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It has all been produced by members of art projects Criw Celf, Criw Celf Digidol, Portfolio and Raising the Bar.
Summary: As part of its efforts in raising the bar on operations and services across all areas of its jurisdiction, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the British Standards Institution (BSI) Management Systems in Abu Dhabi.
RAISING the Bar - ColegauCymru's annual conference in Llandudno - this year learned from the spirit of the Olympics.
On February 11, the Law Student Division of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division will host its Raising the Bar event, a statewide legal community service day now in its third year.
He said: "Trust me, you've got to keep raising the bar and I'm quite comfortable with that.
Insurance companies are increasingly raising the bar for enterprise risk management, according to the latest survey of chief financial officers in life insurance by the Tillinghast business of Towers Perrin.
Raising the Bar includes survey samples, work plan tools, and model agreements to support the launch of integration initiatives.
You keep raising the bar and instead of saying kids need less, we say they need more," he says.
It is both bold and appropriate that New York City is carrying the banner and raising the bar on issues of growth and sustainability in a dynamic world," he added.
Kay Trimmer: "The wonderful Zen gardens and sculpture are raising the bar for art projects to be incorporated outdoors.
SLR100 technology represents an evolution in our SLR drive technology offerings, raising the bar in speed, capacity, and reliability.
She says local bankers in Latin America are also becoming more competitive, raising the bar for the neo-conquistadores-even in her native Bolivia where Santander took over Banco Santa Cruz, that nation's largest bank.
In a period of intense competition, business will need to understand the role it plays in setting the standard and raising the bar on issues of individual, religious and political freedom.