Hire Candidates with These Soft Skills in 2015

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That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh these days. But it’s not so funny when that awkwardness occurs in the workplace.

Yet for many employees and job seekers, the inability to effectively interact with others is one of the most glaring examples of a growing lack of “soft skills” that are essential to landing – and keeping – a good job. In fact, a recent study by Hay Group found that 83 percent of companies in the U.S., China and India faced increasing competition to attract and retain candidates who possess strong soft skills.
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Conferences To Attend in 2015

If you’re wondering how you’re going to earn that raise or promotion in the New Year, why not start by registering for a few professional development events? Though most conferences are not cheap, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sizable bang for your buck. Conferences allow you to learn new tricks of the trade, and even more importantly, you can bring back new information that’s useful to your colleagues and/or customers. Conferences are breeding grounds for collaboration and sharing of ideas, and provide great opportunities to network with others in your industry.

At Adecco, we love helping people advance in their careers, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most highly reviewed conferences in a variety of different industries. In seven different blog posts, we’ve outlined descriptions of each conference, as well as links to the conference websites and social media pages.
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Top Nursing Conferences of 2015

female nurseThe New Year is here, and with it comes new opportunities for your continuing education in the field of nursing. Have you chosen the conferences you’ll be attending in 2015? There are plenty of fantastic options in the next 12 months throughout the United States.

Here’s a look at 11 great nursing-industry conferences — in no particular order — as you plan your strategy for networking and broadening your professional horizons. Don’t forget to book early to take advantage of early-bird discounts and group rates!
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Top Hospitality Conferences of 2015

hospitality-womanIf you haven’t planned which hospitality industry conferences you’ll be attending in 2015, you’ll want to check out these must-sees for the year. We’ve compiled the 13 best conferences of the year, perfect for learning more about the industry, networking with other hospitality business owners and operators, and finding great new suppliers. Registering early for many of these can get you a sizable discount, so plan ahead!
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Hot Jobs of 2015

ipad handWith the year coming to a close and what appears to be a consistently low unemployment rate, job seekers have reason to be a bit more optimistic about getting a good job in 2015. Certain industries are expected to outperform others, and specific jobs will be in much higher demand. Here are a few fields you can expect to see an increase in hiring in the New Year. 
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Top Innovation Conferences of 2015

InnovationAre you looking to bring new ideas to your company in 2015? Do you want to increase your customer satisfaction and revenue by thinking out of the box? If so, considering attending an innovation conference in 2015. Many industries have moved from standard format conferences to ones focused on the latest ideas to help your business stand out from competitors. To help you pick the right conference for your needs, we have compiled 5 innovation conferences throughout the county in 2015.
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