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Seven Self-Isolation Boredom Busters

Seven Self-Isolation Boredom Busters

Every day we get a new update from government officials on closures and restrictions- often with the singular message “STAY HOME”. While self-isolation is becoming increasingly necessary in our efforts to “flatten the curve”, boredom will inevitably creep in as we keep the coronavirus out. Afterall, there is only so much work you can do […]

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Telecommuting Tips for the Office Worker

Telecommuting Tips for the Office Worker

In less than a week, many companies in Seattle have made a notable change in how they are handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Rather than continuing to ask their employees to simply follow proper handwashing techniques and remain home if they have any symptoms of illness, many companies have started telling their employees to work from […]

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Dear Employees, Please Stay Home

Dear Employees, Please Stay Home

If you live in Seattle, or the surrounding areas, you have undoubtedly been bombarded with news and information about the virus that has made its way into the Pacific Northwest. With each new update about covid-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention continues to urge us all to […]

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Extreme Makeover: Workspace Edition

Extreme Makeover: Workspace Edition

Years ago, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition stole the hearts of TV viewers across the nation. Whose story would they tell next week? Which deserving family would have the honor of yelling “move that bus” to reveal their beautifully renovated home? And most importantly, what amazing side by side transformations would we witness on our TV […]

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How to Have the Hard Conversations

How to Have the Hard Conversations

The necessity to initiate a difficult conversation is not limited to those in management, and while conversations surrounding terminations and disciplinary action are arguably the most difficult to handle with poise, there are other issues that you will need to address throughout your career. Regardless of your job title, whether you are an hourly employee […]

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Getting Your Employees to Fall in Love with Working for You

Getting Your Employees to Fall in Love with Working for You

With Valentine’s Day at the end of this week, love is in the air. Well, for most of us at least. If you are in a management position, it can feel difficult to foster positive relationships with your employees- much less any warm and fuzzy feelings. So what? Respect and getting the job done are […]

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Overcoming Job Insecurity with Career Security

Overcoming Job Insecurity with Career Security

When we first start a new position, we strive to acclimate quickly to not only prove our worth, but also to perform at a level that is acceptable to our new team. Once we start performing the functions of our new role correctly and consistently, we set our sights on the illusive “job security” by […]

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Play the Numbers Game with Your Job Search

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Play the Numbers Game with Your Job Search

If you are currently unemployed, you have likely been encouraged by friends and family to apply for as many jobs as possible. “It’s a numbers game”, they say. While this sounds like a good idea initially, upon further consideration this belief may actually hinder your chances of landing the right job. Landing the right job […]

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How to Combat Workplace Toxicity

How to Combat Workplace Toxicity

As you leave the office every evening, do you consistently find yourself exhausted, stressed, and dreading the mere thought of going to work the next day? Although it is not unusual to have these feelings at the end of a long workday, experiencing those emotions day in and day out can have a serious impact […]

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3 Career Resolutions That Don’t Involve a New Job

3 Career Resolutions That Don’t Involve a New Job

Now that we are a couple of weeks into 2020, it’s time to check in on how your resolutions are holding up. Afterall, with every new year comes new resolutions (often the same resolutions)- lose 10 lbs., live a more active lifestyle, get organized, pay off credit card debt, etc. While all of these resolutions […]

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