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When setting your career goals for 2020, it’s important to be specific when writing them down, understand the motivation for each one, share them, and more. It’s that time of year again. Researchers share that about 60% of us make some form of New Year’s resolution. While they also share that most of us don’t… Read more »

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Hiring managers understand the difficulties inherent in the candidate search process these days. But a staffing agency can help employers change the game when trying to attract hard-to-find or passive job candidates. While many employers reserve the option of working with a staffing agency for temp or part-time workers, there are some big benefits when… Read more »

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According to polls, nearly 70% of the workforce is disengaged and unhappy. No one likes all the unhappiness floating around—and this includes the employees themselves. Why would you be happy about being negative about your job? You spend an excessive amount of time each week at work, so if you’re unhappy, that’s a lot of… Read more »

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It’s easy to get stuck in the job search. If you’ve been sending out resume after resume in the same job board channels and you’re not getting a response, perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit. Here’s how to recognize a job search rut and how you can climb out of it to… Read more »

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It’s ok to ask for help at work when you’re not sure what you’re doing, when you have too much on your plate, or when you’ve made a mistake. Are you one of those stubborn types that won’t ask for help under any circumstances? There are lots of people like that at work, and many… Read more »

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Pew Research has repeatedly raised the red flag that 70% of your employees are disengaged at work. Why does this matter? Another Pew report suggested that this is costing companies in a big way. According to their study, disengaged workers cost employers somewhere between $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity annually. It’s clear employers… Read more »

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The days of the electronic resume submission have made it harder to know how to follow up. Unless you work with a recruiter, you may submit your resume on a job board and never have contact with a real human. You may never even hear back from your application, which makes it particularly difficult to… Read more »

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There are good and bad ways to stand out at your new job. You probably went through an intense process of applying and interviewing, background checks and testing, but you made it here. Now you’re excited and anxious and ready to make a great first impression with your boss and coworkers. The first 90-days on… Read more »

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Stress can be both positive and negative. The negatives are the physical ailments that come with chronic stress, like heart disease and anxiety disorders, which today affects more than 40 million adults. Usually, we think of stress in the negative, as in, “I am so stressed out.” But stress actually can stimulate your brain to… Read more »

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It’s important to regularly discuss career development with your employees. You can also provide a career coaching program. There’s been a lot written about how much it costs companies to lose an employee. Businesses invest thousands of dollars in recruiting, hiring, and training, only to have an employee leave. The latest data shows that turnover… Read more »