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Training vs Developing Employees

Training vs Developing Employees

Training and development- two words that are used so frequently together that they begin to sound synonymous. While training can be a part of a development program and vice versa, conceptually they are different in many ways. As both are needed and are equally important, these two methods of educating and setting employees up for […]

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Predicting and Preventing Hiring Roadblocks

Predicting and Preventing Hiring Roadblocks

For both job candidates and hiring managers, timing is of the essence. If you are hiring, you are likely anxious to fill a vacant position to ensure that your company’s productivity isn’t jeopardized. After all, with SHRM reporting that it takes an average of 41 days for hiring managers to fill a position, it is […]

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6 Tips on Making a Job Description Stand Out

6 Tips on Making a Job Description Stand Out

When there is a need within your team- a gap, a necessary skill set that is lacking- how you approach filling the position from the very beginning could make the difference between finding a valuable team member and making a bad hire. No pressure. While a job description is seemingly simple- just post what your […]

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Liar, Liar, Not a Good Hire

Liar, Liar, Not a Good Hire

It happens all of the time- that new hire who sounded so impressive during their interview is struggling in the position you hired them for. So much so that you are beginning to second guess the validity of the qualifications and skills that they boasted about during their interview. Unfortunately, even the most qualified candidates […]

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How to Prepare for the Next Recession

How to Prepare for the Next Recession

For those of us who experienced the Great Recession, even hearing whispers that a recession is likely to occur in the next few years is enough to make us cringe. For those of you who had the luxury of not experiencing the Great Recession of the late 2000s, you missed out on a high unemployment […]

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Adding the Extras to Your First Post Grad Resume

Adding the Extras to Your First Post Grad Resume

You have spent the past four years (or more depending on your area of study) preparing yourself for a career in the real world. Finally, it is time to put yourself out there and apply for the jobs that you were working towards during all of those late night study sessions, lengthy lectures and exhaustive […]

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May Day or Mayday?

May Day or Mayday?

Some think of it as a day to welcome Spring with Instagram worthy activities (think Maypoles and floral crowns), while others place importance on May 1st as a day to recognize workers worldwide. Seattleites however… Well, our city has come to view May Day as a day of peaceful protests followed by anarchy.  In fact, […]

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The Importance of Age Diversity

The Importance of Age Diversity

When was the last time that you allowed an age-based bias to infiltrate your hiring practices? Your first thought is likely, “I would never allow bias to affect my hiring decisions”; however, it happens more often than we would like to admit. Maybe you have thought that a candidate was too young to fill a […]

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Roughing It (and Surviving) in the Workplace

Roughing It (and Surviving) in the Workplace

With summer and camping season rapidly approaching in the Pacific Northwest, many of us are considering how well we can actually “rough it” out there in the wilderness; however, you don’t have to go far to discover how well you are able to confront uncomfortable situations. In fact, a weekend in the forest isn’t even […]

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How to Spark Joy in Your Career (Marie Kondo Style)

How to Spark Joy in Your Career (Marie Kondo Style)

Minimalism is the newest organizational trend to pop up, and leading the way is Marie Kondo, author of the New York Time’s #1 Best Seller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and inspiration behind the Netflix original show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Even if you haven’t read […]

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