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As the weeks under quarantine drag on, it’s likely your children are getting (or have been) bored. It’s understandable if you’re on lockdown, especially if the weather is bad and you can’t get outside. For parents, it’s a difficult time, as many schools are closing till the fall. How can you keep kids busy and… Read more »

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As we write this, 26,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19. The health uncertainty mirrors the economic upheaval; more than 16 million Americans filed for unemployment in the period between mid-March and mid-April. It’s unprecedented and undeniably frightening for most of us. How can you find any balance when it seems like the world… Read more »

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U.S. unemployment has skyrocketed in direct correlation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you’re one of those people facing unemployment or reduced hours, you may struggle to meet your financial obligations or even put food on the table. Here are some suggestions for what you can do to manage your budget, even in… Read more »

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To retain your top employees, show them they’re valued, encourage them to be teachers, actively solicit feedback, and more. It takes more effort to find and train new employees than it does to work harder to keep the old ones. The job market has been very tight for years, with not enough good workers to… Read more »

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When venting at work, it’s important to minimize your impact, spend just much time coming up with solutions, balance the negative with the positive, and more. Work can drive you crazy sometimes. On other days it’s probably fine. But there are just going to be times when your coworkers or customers or the job itself… Read more »

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If you feel like you’re in a rut at work, be sure to self-evaluate, focus on one thing at a time, and identify the decision you’ve been avoiding. Everyone has that “ho-hum” feeling at work from time to time. If you’ve been in a job for a while, you may feel stuck in a rut,… Read more »

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To survive your first week as a temporary employee, get all the information you need before accepting the job, be prepared for anything, become familiar with the corporate environment quickly, and more. Contract assignments are good ways to keep a steady paycheck coming in during a downturn in the economy. But temporary work also allows… Read more »

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To build a relationship with your temp employees, relate whenever you can, show your appreciation, ask for feedback, and more. Companies recognize the value of their temporary workers, which is why there is an increasing number of these types of work arrangements today. But to leverage these temporary workers to their fullest potential, it’s advisable… Read more »

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There are a few reasons why you should develop relationships with your co-workers, including it reduces stress, it’s revealing, and it allows you to leave with support. Getting to know your co-workers makes the job more bearable. Studies show workers who have a best friend at work are happier, more productive, and are seven times… Read more »

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There are many benefits to taking a temporary job, including the temp job may be exactly what you’re looking for, it fills a gap in experience need for the next job, it provides both income and benefits, and more. Temporary workers fill a much-needed void when companies need to staff up or fill an employment… Read more »