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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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What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter

When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”

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14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life

There’s a reason Ben Franklin’s face is on the $100 bill: he knew what he was talking about and if you followed his advice, you might find yourself making some hundreds of your own. I came across this article by Thea Easterby in Business Insider; it offers some inspirational advice I think you might find […] Read Article “14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life”

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Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search

Everyone knows by now how important it is to have a great resume, but not many people are taking advantage of leveraging social media as part of their overall job search approach. More and more employers (and recruiters) are bringing social media into the mix when they’re looking for new candidates. So what are the […] Read Article “Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search”