Wage Wars and the Battle for Talent

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Today there is a combination of employee shortages and higher-than-usual job openings. Employers cannot fulfill customer orders because of this lack of labor and high levels of employee turnover. And so employers have turned this battle for talent into a series of wage wars.   As a staffing agency, we are definitely seeing the effects… Read more »

Get Ready for the New Job Market!

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Are You Truly Ready for Today’s Changed Job Market? The novel coronavirus has changed how we live our lives as well as how we work. Most of us had hoped that we would be back to normal by early 2021, but the impact of COVID-19 will continue well into the year.   While many of… Read more »

Scrub It!

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Practicing great hygiene not only helps keep everyone safe during a pandemic, it’s also great advice for your work life too, especially relating to your social media accounts!   Every week, we hear about an athlete, an actor, a politician, or a celebrity who is now in trouble because of something he or she posted,… Read more »

What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions?

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  After a horrific and pandemic-driven 2020, New Year’s Day 2021 could not come any sooner for many people. With the change in the calendar comes the tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions. And with those resolutions comes an opportunity to start with a clean slate (at least psychologically) and set forth a new plan… Read more »

How to Apply for Jobs During a Pandemic

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  The world is a much different place right now. The days of readily knowing which companies are not only open but open to the public are on hold. It’s also a difficult time to know if looking for a new job is a good idea or not.   Even during a pandemic, there are… Read more »

5 Tips for Balancing Online Classes with Work Life

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  During these unprecedented times, you may find yourself needing to balance your work schedule and activities with that of your children’s school work and activities.   One of the many benefits of online classes is they can be prioritized around a work schedule. Unfortunately, this balancing act is more easily said than done, especially… Read more »

Can You Still Move Your Career Forward during COVID-19?

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In stormy times of crisis, there will always be opportunity, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a recent graduate, a rising star, or a mid-career professional. With COVID-19 upending organizations, reducing headcounts and shredding careers, most individuals are trying to survive the stresses of work and avoid drawing the eye of Sauron. The question is, should… Read more »

How Do You Ace the Virtual Interview? (Applicant Edition)

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COVID-19 forces many changes into the employment picture. What used to occur in-person is now being pushed into virtual or remote settings. Although the topics and agenda may remain the same, the modes leading to success are very different. Interviews, for one, require a different type of preparation.     These remote meetings are getting… Read more »

Making It Work, while Working From Home

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are now having to work from home – a temporary or even permanent ‘new normal.’ For some, remote working is something they’ve done before and are highly comfortable with, though they may face new obstacles. For others, they are trying mightily to adapt to working from home, helping… Read more »