Just Because Employees are Back at the Office Doesn’t Mean Their Flexibility is Going Away

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of almost all workplaces in 2020, society was plunged into an unplanned experiment in working from home.   Two-and-a-half years later, employers nationwide have created new working norms that acknowledge that flexible work is no longer a temporary pandemic response but a new way of looking at the modern working world.  …

Yes! You Can Become A More Confident Public Speaker!

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It’s been said that people would rather die than have to speak in public. While that’s pretty extreme, the National Institute of Mental Health has stated that being afraid to speak in public is one of the most common phobias, with roughly 75% of people suffering from “glossophobia” – the fear of public speaking.  …

Why “Zoom Fatigue” is More Common Than You May Think

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  It’s not just you. Those Zoom meetings that seemed like a good idea during the pandemic have morphed into business as usual.   And studies have shown that the unintended consequences are that “Zoom Fatigue” is now common for millions of workers.   To be clear, this is not a knock on Zoom or…

Here’s What New Employees Should Try To Avoid At Their New Job

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Starting a new job can be both exciting and overwhelming. If you’re beginning a new role in the near future, here are some things to consider avoiding.   1. Being Too Busy It’s not uncommon for people to start their first job out of college and feel overwhelmed with the amount of work they have…

Top Ways Employers Are Addressing Staffing Shortages

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Staffing shortages are getting more and more common in today’s economy. During the pandemic, many people found themselves working from home or out of work, and it gave them time to reflect on their lives—leading many to change careers or leaving the workforce all together. On top of this, fields such as skilled labor are…

Why You Should Consider a Temp-To-Hire Position

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The hiring process can take a long time! From reviewing job postings, to applying, and then interviewing, you’ve already invested plenty of hours. But then consider everything that has to happen on the employer’s end—they need to review their notes, compare candidates, possibly conduct follow-up interviews, make selections and extend offers. Altogether, the hiring process…

Five Tips for Selecting the Right Candidate for a High-Level Position

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Looking for candidates for management and executive positions? This type of position can be especially difficult to fill because these sought-after candidates are often happily employed and not looking. And once you find candidates, you need to be sure they’re just right for your company. After all, these are the people who you’re relying on…

How To Find a Great Job in the Tri-State Area

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Good news if you’re looking around for a new job: many employers are currently hiring! The pandemic led to many people deciding to leave their jobs, and this has left openings and opportunities, depending on your industry. But what if you’re not sure where to begin looking? In the Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Tri-State region,…

Top Warehouse Certifications to Increase Appeal

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Certifications are extra titles you can earn that make you more marketable. As a warehouse worker, you’d be surprised how many you have to choose from. When you’re certified in something, it shows employers you know more than the average worker, which makes you eligible for more (and possibly better) jobs. Top warehouse certifications for…

An Outline of the Perfect Candidate for a Customer Service Representative Position

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When it’s time to hire, you want to make the best choices for your company. Nothing can set you back quite like the wrong candidate matches, disruption to your team and subsequent turnover (and rehiring). You can avoid all this and improve your choices when you focus on tops qualities of a customer service rep…