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You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?

This past summer LinkedIn tested a new feature that would match a user with a “mentor,” an experienced professional one can trust to advise their career. It’s now being rolled out and asks users what advice they would like, provides a list of potential mentor matches, and then offers to start conversations. With the name […] Read Article “You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?”

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A Passion for People and Technology

I recently joined a Facebook live Q&A panel with fellow members of Adecco leadership. It was a great opportunity to share the direction of our company and personal perspectives with our many colleagues and viewers across the globe. Participants included The Adecco Group Global CEO Alain Dehaze & his shadow for the past month, global […] Read Article “A Passion for People and Technology”

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If the shoes are too big, wear them anyway.

“What did you do this summer?” As I settle back into school this year, I’m having difficulty answering this question. Because really, I start by saying “I was the CEO for One Month at Adecco USA.” My summer led me to ten cities around the United States – even to Paris—while being at the forefront of […] Read Article “If the shoes are too big, wear them anyway.”

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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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How to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills

There’s an irony emerging in the corporate workplace: the softer the skills, the harder they are to find. Armed with staffing services, resumes, and references, employers can recruit experts in just about anything. But when it comes to personal attributes like creativity, the ability to collaborate effectively, and a strong work ethic, they often find […] Read Article “How to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills”

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Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day

Wednesday the 26th is Administrative Professionals Day and we have something controversial to say about it. We think it’s a little silly. Our administrative professionals definitely deserve appreciation, but we believe Administrative Professionals Day is everyday! We want you to celebrate year-round by showing genuine and consistent appreciation. These three behaviors can make a lasting impact on […] Read Article “Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day”

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3 Executive Mothers on the Balancing Act

We’ve always been advocates of females in the work environment, and have recently spent a lot of time thinking about what that really looks like. For a lot of female workers, that definition includes being a mother.  Today there seems to be a specific pressure for working mothers to “have it all,” to seamlessly balance […] Read Article “3 Executive Mothers on the Balancing Act”

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The Apprentice Meets Shark Tank: Internship Style

Imagine this: you’ve just been selected for a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity. You’ve caught a plane to a new location with a suitcase filled with a variety of clothing—that’s right, not all of the challenges take place in a board room!—and it’s here; the big day. You’re in a waiting area along with five other nervous […] Read Article “The Apprentice Meets Shark Tank: Internship Style”

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Say “No!” to rogue spend with these five tips.

Ready to save your company money? Of course you are. Like a hawk, you watch your business’s sales performance and marketing effectiveness. But do you watch your HR, IT and finance teams just as closely? Few business owners do, and they’re losing money because of it. Don’t be one of them! Fact is, HR, IT […] Read Article “Say “No!” to rogue spend with these five tips.”

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It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.

What exactly is Equal Pay Day? Instead of defining it on my own, I’ll use Wikipedia’s definition. (Yeah, I realize Wikipedia isn’t the most credible source in academia, but for this, it’s fine… and accurate.) Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It was last celebrated […] Read Article “It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.”