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 be Successful when Starting a New Job … Remotely

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You did it! You nailed the interview and now you have a new job and new challenges to look forward to. But suddenly panic sets in.   How do you get to know your colleagues and the lay of the office when you can only connect digitally? What happens when you lose that personal connection… 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 »

Shannon Staffing Renews Educational Partnership with MVNU

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  (PRESS RELEASE) MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Following four years of successful partnership, Shannon Staffing of Mount Vernon, Ohio, has signed a renewed educational agreement with Mount Vernon Nazarene University (“MVNU”). Included in this collaboration is a tuition discount for all Shannon Staffing associates as well as immediate family members.   “Not only will Shannon… 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 »

Yes, the World Will Continue to Spin … So Be Kind!

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Patience and Kindness. Compassion and Understanding. Safety and Health.   Irritated at a driver in front of you for driving well below the speed limit? Impatient with a server at a restaurant? Frustrated with a colleague for not getting something done right away? Beyond your wits end because your children are ignoring your instructions?  … Read more »

What Now? Ride the Waves!

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COVID-19 has upended normalcy. In times like these, it’s important to distinguish between things we CAN control versus things that are OUTSIDE of our control. Someone once said, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”   If you have control, take it. If you don’t, do your best to ‘let go’… Read more »

New Form W4 for 2020 Tax Withholdings

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At the tail end of January, employers must make available to their employees a copy of their W2 forms, in order to facilitate the completion and filing of tax returns. Don’t get surprised from this tax filing effort to find out that you owe additional money, or will be owed a large refund. To help… Read more »

8 Things NOT to Do On the Job

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We all know that we’re supposed to show up to work on time, respect our managers, and meet deadlines as assigned. Oftentimes, we talk about the things we need to do (or rather, must do) at work to climb the proverbial ladder of success. However, one should also be mindful of things that you should… Read more »

7 Tactics to Staying Motivated at Work

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Motivation is a rather tricky feeling. Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a corner of it no matter how hard you try. You stare at the computer screen, willing yourself to type, create, develop, and instead you find yourself simply going through the motions, barely caring about the work you’re… Read more »