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As a business owner or a manager in charge of employees, are you ready to handle the upcoming open enrollment for employee benefits? Although the COVID-19 pandemic seems to slow time down by eliminating normal activities, that benefits sign-up task, in reality, is just around the corner.   As the third quarter of 2020 comes… Read more »

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  What are the skills and attributes you think of when describing a good leader? Words such as Integrity, Courage, Respect, Communication, and Delegation might all come to mind. Would you add Empathy to that list?   Empathy is a skill that is often overlooked, but one that can inspire the most out of your… Read more »

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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 »

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As the host or presenter, whether it is a standing Monday morning update or a sales and marketing webinar or a virtual interview with candidates, you want to maximize your probability of success.   The demand for and use of virtual meetings has increased dramatically as COVID-19 closes offices and places of business, requires social… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic will go down in history not only for the devastating loss of life but also for the destruction it invoked on businesses and families.   Many businesses are struggling to stay afloat as consumers and business customers cut back on their spending. Others have even had to declare bankruptcy for court protection,… Read more »

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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 »

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Yes, we’re back in our Mount Vernon office, helping to match highly qualified talent with organizations of all sizes throughout Central Ohio!   While working remotely during the Safer-at-Home / Shelter-in-Place order, we continued to successfully process candidate applications, client work orders, payroll timesheets, and employee requests … all without skipping a beat.   But… Read more »

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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 »

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Treat every temporary role or assignment as a live interview for a permanent role. (PART 2; for Part 1, click here)     Listen to your staffing personnel This might seem like an obvious tip, but you’ll be surprised how many people ignore this one piece of advice. These are the people who are your… Read more »

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To all of our neighbors, clients and friends,   (Originally posted April 15, 2020 and LAST UPDATED August 18, 2020) We hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and well. With the ongoing challenges created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to take time to remember what is most important: our… Read more »