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Improving New Hire Retention with Two Emails

Improving New Hire Retention with Two Emails

Between all of the paperwork and logistics, the onboarding process can feel cold and impersonal to new hires and is frequently a missed opportunity to demonstrate the welcoming nature of your company’s culture. Onboarding shouldn’t be limited to sorting out paperwork and conducting training sessions. Instead, it should include setting new hires up for long […]

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Using Performance Reviews to Help Your Employees Succeed

Using Performance Reviews to Help Your Employees Succeed

As 2017 comes to a close, our thoughts are filled with what we have accomplished in the past year and the areas of our lives that we would like to improve in 2018. Annual performance reviews can easily be considered the New Year of the professional world as they help bring one year to a […]

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The Six C’s of Tackling Workplace Rumors

The Six C’s of Tackling Workplace Rumors

If you pay attention to sports, you know that a team’s coaches, players and management are always changing; as a result, speculation, questions, and rumors about team adjustments are constantly circulating. Who is going to be the new coach? Is management changing? Is the star player receiving better offers from other teams? As you start […]

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Tis the Season, Cold and Flu Season

Tis the Season, Cold and Flu Season

The most wonderful time of the year is here and as always, it corresponds with cold and flu season. Along with the festive holiday decorations, chances are that you have noticed an increase in office tissue usage as the smell of cough drops fills the air. It’s no surprise that according to CareerBuilder, most sick […]

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There’s Always Room for Negotiation

There’s Always Room for Negotiation

Most employers and candidates enter the hiring process with what are referred to as “non-negotiables”. Regardless of which side of the hiring process you represent, these supposed deal breakers typically fall into the same categories: wage, hours, benefits, vacation time, etc. Despite how unyielding the term sounds, it is rare that a candidate accepts a […]

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The Importance of Taking Time Before You Resign

The Importance of Taking Time Before You Resign

Over the past week, I have heard both friends and acquaintances discuss how unhappy they are in their current positions, yet they refuse to leave because they don’t want to quit their job until the holiday season is over. My first thought was that they should just resign now; after all, there’s no ideal time […]

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Expanding Thanksgiving into the Workplace

Expanding Thanksgiving into the Workplace

  As I was scrolling through my social media pages this morning, I realized what a social phenomenon “Friendsgiving” has become. While I am certain that groups of friends have been gathering in the spirit of Thanksgiving much longer than hashtags like #Friendsgiving have been around, social media has perpetuated, and even encouraged, additional Thanksgiving […]

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Eliminate These Six Overused Phrases from Your Resume

Eliminate These Six Overused Phrases from Your Resume

When was the last time you took a look at your resume, updated it, or edited its content? There is a common misconception that resumes should primarily be updated between jobs or when you are proactively searching for your next career opportunity; however, many professionals would benefit from more frequent glances at their resumes. The […]

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Seattle: More Than Just Coffee

Seattle: More Than Just Coffee

In late October, Forbes and Sperling’s Best Places came out with their list of America’s Coolest Cities. After considering areas such as diversity, net migration, population between the ages of 25-34, reliable mass transit, and recreational options, Seattle was chosen as the second coolest city in America. Though Seattle didn’t secure first place, it did […]

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Being Unemployed and Thankful This Thanksgiving

Being Unemployed and Thankful This Thanksgiving

As you are sitting down for dinner this Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends, it is inevitable that you will be asked what you are thankful for. Answers typically revolve around our families, our health and our careers, and these responses may roll right off of your tongue if you have a family, your health, […]

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