Can Active Listening Improve Your Performance?

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Food for Thought: Active Listening     SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE (Stephen R. Covey) Habit 1: Be Proactive Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t. Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them. Habit… Read more »

What Next?

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Congratulations to the class of 2022, both high school and college, soon-to-be graduates! This is such an exciting time as you ponder, “What next?”   Some people are fortunate enough to know exactly what their next step will be, whether that is furthering their education or venturing into the work force. For a lot of… Read more »

Trying to Hire? Staffing Challenges 2021 (October survey)

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Staffing Challenges 2021 edition: Hiring Employees Remains Difficult     According to an October 2021 survey of roughly 500 small business owners and operators by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife, businesses continue to face deep challenges in fulfilling their labor needs.   If you’re among those struggling to hire and retain employees during… Read more »

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 »