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6 Soft Skills to Improve

Well that was awkward… That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh, but it’s not so funny when muttered in the workplace. Why are Soft Skills Important The inability to effectively interact with others is one of the most obvious examples of the increasing lack of employee “soft skills” that are essential to landing – and keeping […] Read Article “6 Soft Skills to Improve”

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What U.S. Workers Think about Automation

There is no doubt: Automation is omnipresent and impacting work across the globe. It is encouraging employees and job seekers to advance their hard skills—to embrace new opportunities working alongside automation or seek new roles because of it. It is forcing companies to make difficult decisions—to quickly implement more computerization and mechanization or cautiously evaluate […] Read Article “What U.S. Workers Think about Automation”

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My Awesome Internship Experience at The Adecco Group

Last Summer’s Work (Maintenance Man) One year ago I would have never dreamed of interning for a global Fortune 500 company. Just last summer, I worked as an assistant for the head of maintenance at the elementary school where my mom teaches. I cleaned a lot of toilets and worked in the heat for the […] Read Article “My Awesome Internship Experience at The Adecco Group”

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The Top Five Traits You Need for Work (and Tips to Acquire Them)

Hard skills can be learned in a teaching environment whether that’s high school, college, or, most likely, in the workplace. When you think of hard skills, think more technical skills—industry know how, technology familiarity, etc. On the other hand, traits—or soft skills—are qualities that are learned over time based largely on experience, observance and relationships. […] Read Article “The Top Five Traits You Need for Work (and Tips to Acquire Them)”

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The future of the workforce is older than you think.

This past February, I once again attended the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I was pleased to be invited to speak on a panel presented by Mercer, titled “Health, Wealth and Work-Wise: The new imperatives for financial security.” The other panelists and I spoke to what we feel could be the next global […] Read Article “The future of the workforce is older than you think.”

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Which is the Best Way to Hire: Algorithms or Intuition?

We have talked, in the past, about automation and technology and the opportunities and challenges that it holds for the workplace and for employees. There is no doubt that technology is having a dramatic impact on how we work and the decisions that we make. One of the big contributors to these decisions is data. […] Read Article “Which is the Best Way to Hire: Algorithms or Intuition?”

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Job Satisfaction: Do you love work or hate work?

The data around this topic is murky—some surveys determined that the majority of Americans love their jobs, while other surveys determined that the majority hate their jobs—but the main point is this: Lots of people either love or hate work, while some fall in between. What about you? Love work, hate work or fall somewhere […] Read Article “Job Satisfaction: Do you love work or hate work?”

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What to Do After the Interview

You’ve read countless articles about how to prep for an interview, and how to make it go smoothly, but how much do you know about that rough time before you get that email or call? The job search process can be long and grueling at times, and Best-in-Class companies are 17% more likely to ensure […] Read Article “What to Do After the Interview”

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3 Benefits of a Referral Program

Think of the considerable time it takes for your HR team and an external recruiter to find the perfect fit. And now think about the money it costs your company to post on job boards, promote on social media and other expenses they must make in order to get the word out about open positions within your […] Read Article “3 Benefits of a Referral Program”

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Simple ways to build a positive company culture

We recently surveyed over 500 people to find out who loves their job and, more importantly, why. It seems that there’s a unique relationship between love and work. So how do you guarantee employees love their jobs? Well, it can start with a positive company culture. From bring your dog to work day, to a fully stocked […] Read Article “Simple ways to build a positive company culture”