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The Side Effects of 24/7 Workplace Connectivity

In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do we ever really leave work? It’s a question that has been discussed more and more frequently. In the age of smartphones, iPads, text messaging, laptops, SYNC and webinars, many feel that they never really shut down. According to Extreme Jobs: The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek (Hewett and […] Read Article “The Side Effects of 24/7 Workplace Connectivity”

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The First Lady and the Paralympic Games

I recently had the honor of hearing First Lady Michelle Obama pay tribute to over 200 service men and women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at the opening of a six-day sports competition for wounded active duty soldiers and veterans. These wounded soldiers are using sports not only as a vehicle for rehabilitation, […] Read Article “The First Lady and the Paralympic Games”

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Employee Recognition

How do you recognize your team?  Your employees?  Your Co-Workers?  Your family? Recognition in the workplace is a constantly discussed topic.  There are countless books, articles, seminars and “so-called” experts on the topic.  Companies spend money on trying to determine what is the best, most effective, most affordable way to recognize hard work and effort […] Read Article “Employee Recognition”

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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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7 Tips to Successfully Navigating the Workplace

Finding a candidate with the correct credentials is easy (relatively speaking) but trying to find one that also shares the philosophy and cultural fit of an organization can be trickier. There are many things that can lead to one’s success or downfall within an organization. Here are a few that, if mastered, can make a […] Read Article “7 Tips to Successfully Navigating the Workplace”

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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”