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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.  … Read more »

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Searching for the best candidates to fill your open positions is not only time-consuming, but expensive. In fact research has shown that the average cost per hire comes to $4,700 per person – taking 36 to 42 days to fill a position on average. That’s a lot of time and money – especially if hiring managers will… Read more »

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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.  … Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Dealing with Employee Burnout

Most of us go through periods in our lives when we feel a strong urge to put off work, avoid responsibilities or act in ways that are not consistent with our own values. Your environment often shapes the way you behave during these times—and there are certain things, such as unpleasant mental states, distractions in… Read more »

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The ability to project confidence is an important skill in the workplace. When you are confident, people are more likely to listen to you and take you seriously. Additionally, confidence can help you feel more comfortable in difficult situations and make it easier to stand up for yourself. Regardless of your field, confidence is a… Read more »

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When looking for a job in a new state, it’s normal to have quite a few questions about the process of navigating this change as easily as possible. How do you get started with a job search in a new state? What can you do to make sure your job search starts off on the… Read more »

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If you’re reading this and answered to yourself that you are not doing what you love to do in your career, it means you may have subconsciously decided it’s time for a change. And that’s a big deal! Changing your career is a huge decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. But don’t worry,… Read more »

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Reviewing the employee’s work If you have an employee who is struggling to meet your expectations, it’s important to take a step back and review their work. This will help you determine whether or not they are truly underperforming, or if there are other factors at play. If you find that the employee is indeed… Read more »

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Time management skills are more critical than ever in today’s fast-paced world. They can mean the difference between getting ahead at work and falling behind. Employers increasingly value employees who can make the most of their time and get results. And in turn, employees who can manage their time well are more likely to be… Read more »