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It’s cold. It’s gloomy. The twinkling lights have been taken down and those “back-to-work blues” are unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean they need to linger. A new year means a new opportunity for a fresh start at work. Now, as you return to the workplace in 2019, there are a few things you can do… Read more »

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“I was fired today, and I didn’t even see it coming,” Tabitha said, behind both feelings of helplessness and of anger. Her friend, Sara, lent her a friendly shoulder, but wondered if there were early warning signs that Tabitha simply missed. It starts with an unsettled feeling: Your supervisor stops offering suggestions or feedback. You’re… Read more »

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Tis the season for holiday party invitations! Holiday party invitations are most likely flying into your inbox faster than Santa on his sleigh. And somewhere in the mix of invites is one for the company holiday party. This gathering is meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work, but can be intimidating… Read more »

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Q. In a world of 24x7x365 communications, does email etiquette truly matter when it comes to looking for a job? A. YES! Email etiquette is a real thing, especially when looking for new employment. Why knock yourself out of contention with things that you can easily control? Misspellings, bad grammar, awkward email addresses (“rippedbody2000@gmail.com”), too-casual… Read more »

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Q: I’m ready to leave my employer, move on from my current position, and start a new role elsewhere. How should I handle this with my boss? A: Most people dread the prickly conversation when choosing to resign from a company. Is there a graceful way to turn this uncomfortable situation into a positive experience?… Read more »

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Decisions, Decisions! Are you leading an enterprise focused on “smart growth?” There are so many choices and decisions to make that it can become overwhelming. And what you actions you select and objectives you prioritize will have tremendous impact on your success. Tiffani Bova’s book — Growth IQ — offers an analytical foundation and key… Read more »

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Q: I’m Frustrated at Work. Should I Leave My Job? A: It Depends. In today’s low-unemployment environment, employees and candidates have a better shot at finding a great match with employers than times when there are fewer unfilled positions and many candidates vying for that same coveted slot. Before making this key decision, ask: What… Read more »

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7 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Hiring is a difficult and time consuming task that employers have to maneuver to keep their business running at it’s best. However, there are things that companies can do reduce the pressure and difficulty of the hiring process. Here are 7 common hiring mistakes and how… Read more »

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Freelance Employees Freelancing is becoming more common in the fast paced economy, with surveys showing freelancers made up 35% of the U.S. work force in 2016. With this increase in freelancing, stable, full-time employees are becoming less common, but it is important for employers to know the advantages and disadvantages… Read more »

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Top Ten Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency! By Rachel Woods Companies who have recently received large contracts, urgent work, or seasonal needs have a choice to make: do you take on the task of trying to quickly find people to fill the extra positions or do you hire a staffing agency to do it… Read more »