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From friend to boss, what now?

Work friendships are important – they’re a reason to be excited about coming into work, and that close collaboration can even help you to do a better job. In fact, two-thirds of women in a Gallup poll said, “the social aspect of a job is a ‘major reason’ why they work.”  However, the environment changes dramatically […] Read Article “From friend to boss, what now?”

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Becoming a CEO

There’s a lot happening in the world today. It’s easy to feel as though our voices don’t matter. It’s easy to feel buried. But seeds are buried too, and with a little help they can grow into something strong and productive.   What makes a person, a company, or an organization special is their ability […] Read Article “Becoming a CEO”

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From the Barracks to the Boardroom

How incredible is it to have the intense experience of serving in the U.S. Army and Ohio Army National Guard and being able to use those experiences in the civilian workforce? I have had the luxury of serving in the military, working in one of the “closest to war” positions as a female.  I worked […] Read Article “From the Barracks to the Boardroom”

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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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3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships

The Adecco Group reported in its fourth annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) that vocational and technical skills are one of the greatest challenges facing the US workforce today. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity, but job candidates are missing the right skills and experience to fill available positions. We’ve seen firsthand how registered […] Read Article “3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships”

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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”

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Five Benefits of an Internship Program

In the U.S., the unemployment rate for young workers is about twice as high as the national rate. OK, so that’s not great. But let’s reverse that trend. How? Internships are a great place to start. This year, we’re trying to put more than 5,000 young people to work in internships around the world. By […] Read Article “Five Benefits of an Internship Program”

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ABC’s of Being a Good Manager

SLAs, ROI, P&Ls – as a boss, you have a lot of acronyms in your brain, and a lot to do on your plate. But one of the most important things you have to do is lead your teams and inspire your employees. To help, we’ve gathered the ABC’s of successful managers. Adaptable. Understands that […] Read Article “ABC’s of Being a Good Manager”

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You can find us (and career tips) at Adecco Street Day!

We’re taking on the youth unemployment epidemic. New graduates and students go in search of their first work experience, only to be confronted with rejection based on their lack of said experience. It’s become a meme worthy paradox. In an effort to raise awareness and combat youth unemployment, we will be hosting Adecco Street Day events around the […] Read Article “You can find us (and career tips) at Adecco Street Day!”

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6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017

Well that was awkward… That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh, but it’s not so funny when muttered in the workplace. 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 – a good job. In […] Read Article “6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017”