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  Choosing to use outside help is sometimes the wrong answer. Sometimes it’s because it is simply NOT the right solution. Other times this error might be because you’ve chosen the wrong partner. Don’t rush in without having a good understanding of what services you are getting, what action is required of you, and what… Read more »

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  Recent reports suggest that small, midsize and large employers face the same chronic problem – difficulty finding and recruiting qualified employees. With talent as the key differentiator between fierce competitors, HR departments are often the unsung heroes of organizations. One possible solution is to give your HR department a break by supplementing their efforts… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »