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Kids and Work

At some point, every working parent with school-age children has had to answer for the following: The class trip you couldn’t chaperone. The soccer game you arrived late to. The school play you totally missed. And often times, that answer is some variation of this: “Because I had to work.”

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Breakfast of Champions

Often I get asked, why in the world do elite athletes need jobs?  Aren’t they all on cereal boxes, have big-money sponsors, and financially set for life? For the majority of US Olympic and Paralympic athletes, nothing could be further from the truth.  Of course there are the few superstars everyone knows like Bruce Jenner, […] Read Article “Breakfast of Champions”

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Game Change

Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”

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Seven Tips for Managing Stress

Working in staffing can be very rewarding – but it can also be very stressful. I learned early on that if I didn’t learn how to manage my stress, I would inevitably go crazy. I learned how to manage my work-life balance with the following tips; they can work for anyone in any industry, not […] Read Article “Seven Tips for Managing Stress”

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New Year, New You Winner: Tony England

In January of this year we ran a contest called New Year, New You where the winner received a career makeover including a new laptop, new work clothes and career counseling from an Adecco recruiter. The lucky winner was Tony England, a family man from Kansas who was looking for a new position and a […] Read Article “New Year, New You Winner: Tony England”

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Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce

For every Wall Street protester, there is a young professional studying the Wall Street Journal.  For every $400 SnapBack hat purchased someone is buying an interview suit and leather portfolio.  For every tweet posted, there is a LinkedIn page updated. As a significant percentage of the workforce begins to retire, there is an insatiable need […] Read Article “Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce”

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Diversity team attends U.S. disability matters conference

Lois Cooper and William Rolack here! We head up the CSR & Inclusion team, part of the Diversity group at Adecco. Our role is to continue to grow diversity and inclusion in Adecco’s workforce and workplace, with our colleagues and associates, and with our clients in the marketplace. One of the initiatives that we support […] Read Article “Diversity team attends U.S. disability matters conference”

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Get ready for Administrative Professionals Day

Even though you’ve got all week to show your appreciation for the administrative professionals in your office, the official day to thank these important co-workers is this Wednesday, April 25. There’s always flowers, candy and gift cards, but there are other ways to say “thanks” as well. Some companies offer their administrators a day off, […] Read Article “Get ready for Administrative Professionals Day”

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Less than 100 Days until the London 2012 Games

Things are exciting here in Colorado Springs, the hub of Olympic activity in the United States! It is only 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and just hearing the first couple notes of that Olympic theme makes my heart beat just a little faster and goose bumps […] Read Article “Less than 100 Days until the London 2012 Games”