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Five Reasons to Take Your Vacation Time

You’ve hit the halfway point of the year, in a year that’s been less than ideal and unlike any imaginable. Employees and employers alike are probably exhausted by now in both their professional and personal roles, which is why it’s more important than ever to

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Social Distancing Guidelines at Work – What to Expect

States have begun the reopening process, and many businesses are establishing protocols to get or keep their operations up and running. All done while maintaining the safety of their employees. From mask-wearing to toilet-paper hoarding and constant Lysol spraying, the post-pandemic world is something we

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9 Ways to Succeed in Your New Job

If you’ve found yourself in a spot during this tumultuous job market where you are starting a new job, whether it was by choice or situationally forced, it’s important to refocus and perform the steps necessary in making sure you succeed in your new position.

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Why Should You Invest in Hiring Now?

We are staring at a job market that includes an unprecedented number of people looking for work, and although companies have been hit hard by the global pandemic, some are still in the position where they have the resources to hire. If your company’s fortunate

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3 Things to Focus on When You’re Laid Off

Thanks to the novel Coronavirus, 2020 consists of a job market and financial situation that’s pretty close to devastating. With businesses struggling to stay open or having to close operations altogether as a result of stay-at-home orders, many workers have been met with a pink

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Making an Impact, Virtually

With the shift to more remote-based working environments, one of the biggest misconceptions is that meetings over video platforms could be effectively prepared, and run, just as meetings are in person. Participating in a meeting over video is an entirely different experience that requires an

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How to Motivate Remote Workers

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter employees would be able to work from home indefinitely. An announcement like this speaks volumes to what the reality for most employers will be as we adopt a new kind of workforce in what is, and

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What to do When Workers Don’t Want to Return to the Office?

The coronavirus pandemic forced workers into a collision of personal life and professional life with absolutely zero preparation, as many around the country had to adjust quickly to a work-from-home environment. No matter how the transition went, every employer and employee had to figure out

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What to Do With Nonexistent Commute Time?

Remember the days when the biggest daily frustration was the traffic you hit as you made your way into the office or the public transportation delay you faced en route to work? With stay-at-home orders imposed or remote-only operations still being practiced in the majority

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7 Tips for Job Searching During a Crisis

If you were looking for a job prior to the act of social distancing becoming a part of our daily routine or have now found yourself searching as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Job searching is a time-consuming process, let alone

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Creating a Remote Onboarding Program

Employee on-boarding is a very time-consuming and important process when it comes to developing the best employees for your organization. Anyone whose responsibility this falls under knows it can be challenging to coordinate, even when you have everyone in one location. Now imagine having to

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Managing Remote Employees

The novel Coronavirus has forced all professionals into uncharted territory when it comes to not only how we perform our jobs, but the processes we follow to do so. Some have experience working remotely, and some don’t. Either way, COVID-19 has thrown companies into a

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Working From Home During the Coronavirus

Many people have joined the overwhelming amount of professionals who, thanks to the Coronavirus, have been forced to adjust to a work environment that dons their own kitchen complete with their child’s half-eaten breakfast on the table. For some, working from home was already a

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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Trying to figure out the equation to equally balance work and life is something that would only be attempted in Good Will Hunting. It’s not easy to achieve, but it is important to try. 9 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance At Work Set Realistic Goals

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How to Figure Out the Next Step in Your Career

Feeling stuck in a career or stagnant in your current workplace is no way to go through your professional life. Unfortunately, this can be an all-too-common occurrence across the professional landscape. Instead of turning on cruise control and just settling, or lunging prematurely at the

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7 Tips For Improving Employee Experience

The work isn’t done when you hire the right employee. As an employer, you need to create an environment that gives the right employee a reason to stay. As a hiring manager, there is nothing worse than feeling like you found the perfect person for

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Strategy Behind Renewing Company Goals

When company goals are set, they act as a diplomatic representation of what an organization wants to accomplish and where the business development priorities lie. Company goals give employees a clear path to what needs to be achieved and allows them to establish their own

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Unique Interview Practices from Top CEOs

Whether you find yourself on the interviewer or interviewee side of an interview table, wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to climb inside the mind of a successful CEO to prepare for your next interview effectively? Here are 5 unique interview tactics and

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Make the Most of Your Social Media Recruiting

You’ve heard all the stats about our reliance on social media as a society, the good, the bad, the ugly. Still regardless, the use of social media has become a daily, and in some cases, hourly activity. With access to information, news, and communication channels,

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How to Create and Maintain an Effective Talent Pool

An active talent pool is the lifeblood for any human resources manager. It’s the most effective way to hire someone who fits the culture and position you’re hiring for because the vetting has been done. It allows the person in charge of hiring to be

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Importance of Employer Branding

Importance of Employer Branding Branding is a must for any business. A clear brand message impacts how people perceive a brand, which can help drive new business and increase awareness, or not. A reputable employer brand helps an organization’s stability by contributing to better recruitment

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Why Soft Skills Make a Difference

To be considered for an open job position, there are specific technical skills that are necessary to have. Surgeons need to know how to operate, accountants need to know how to balance a checkbook, and scientists need to know how to work a microscope. Beyond

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Weigh the Risks When Choosing Your First Job

When it comes to choosing your first job or even your next job, the decision can be overwhelming, especially if being done during an uncertain economic landscape. Is it best to take a job at an establish company or risk the greater upside at a

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3 Tips for New Grads Coming into the Job Market in 2020

When you think of new graduates entering the job market, most likely, you focus on the time of year that follows the end of the routine school year. All graduates don’t fall into this bucket, though, especially for those attending commencement in December and entering

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The Emotional Rollercoaster that is Job Searching

Anyone who has been through the process of searching for a job knows the emotional rollercoaster you instantly are hurled upon the second you start uploading your resume or filling out the 2-200 page online application. Whether you get multiple bites or radio silence, you’re

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Are You Prepared to Work With Other Generations?

A Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, Millennial, and Gen Zer walk into a conference room. This might sound like the start of a joke, but it’s a reality in our current workplace culture. Co-workers can range from age 23-60+, which isn’t incredibly rare, but can be

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How Social Media Impacts Your Job Search

Social media has become a daily part of our lives, personally and professionally. That’s why when it comes to your job search, you need to keep social media not only in mind but top of mind. And it spans more than just LinkedIn anymore because

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Fall into Your Job Search…Literally

The out of office messages have started the slow decline, the wind a steady incline, and your job-searching efforts are finally coming up from recline. Fall is here. It’s time to refocus your career aspirations and get your resume in front of the right people

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13 Words and Phrases Recruiters Hate Seeing on a Resume

There’s no shortage of finding resume tips when you do a simple Google search, but what about specific words or phrases that you should avoid including on your resume? Give yourself the best chance at getting the job you want by keeping these 13 words

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How Should You Negotiate Salary in a Job Interview?

Waving at someone you think you know but actually don’t, saying goodbye to someone then realizing you both are going the same way, hitting “reply all” on an email you meant for only the sender to receive, going in for a hug when the other

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Don’t Fall Victim to These Interview Snafus

The job searching process is sort of like a game. You put in the time to prepare by building your resume and skills, searching for jobs that interest you, applying for open positions, and then waiting for a response. You are essentially a free agent

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Architects – The Need and the Persona

Architects – The Need and the Persona Imagine being a sales manager for a Fortune 500 company and you’re sitting in one of those big board rooms where you are about to hear the state of the industry from the CEO. You made sure to

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Resumes Don’t Get Summer Breaks

Resumes Don’t Get Summer Breaks Although the summer is fully ramped up, it’s important that you don’t take a vacation on your job searching. Prepare yourself for the busy Fall hiring season, by putting together a killer resume now that will stand out when it

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Because The E in STEM is Kind of a Big Deal

Because the E in STEM is kind of a big deal You might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of the term STEM. For those less familiar, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and is something we all need to

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What To Know Before Choosing A Recruiter

Most of us have gone through the process of looking for a job on our own at one time or another, which means you understand that the practice of doing so is a full-time job in itself. If you’re someone who is seeking out a

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Does Your Company Offer Work From Home Benefits?

Does your company offer Work From Home benefits? If you’re familiar with conducting a job search, especially if done so more recently, you’ve seen the shift in how results are starting to highlight work flexibility and more specifically remote opportunities. As technology evolves and the

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Being the Best Colleague

Don’t be a Meh Colleague With the amount of time people spend amongst colleagues whether that’s physically in an office, via Google Hangouts virtually, or outside of work at their favorite Happy Hour establishment, there are certain traits we all look for in someone that

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Interview Questions You Might Not Expect

Interview Questions you Might not Expect – Courtesy of Amazon, Facebook, and Google Anyone can Google questions asked in an interview and come up with the most popular responses, such as, what are your strengths, what are your weaknesses, why do you want this job,

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Hiring Generation Z

Within weeks, thousands of college graduates will be walking across a stage, tossing their hats in the air, and jumping into the workforce. Employers, prepare yourselves because a whole new ballgame is about to begin as you look to recruit and hire candidates from Generation

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Traits of Your Next Great Hire

Does This Sound Like Your New Hire? Anyone who’s been a part of the hiring process knows how important choosing the right person for the job can be and how long it can take to find that right fit. In some cases experience is priority

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