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A lot of companies have had their employees working remotely this past year or so. Transitioning to working remotely might have been easy depending on the job. However, transitioning back to work might be a little more difficult. Thankfully, there are resources available to help employees understand what needs to be addressed when creating a...

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What do you think of when you hear “employer brand”? Sarah Lybrand, a self-employed journalist, defines this as the organization’s reputation among employees and potential employees. Essentially, the employer brand is the company culture than can attract and retain qualified candidates.   We have a very competitive job market right now so creating a positive employer image is important to hire...

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You don’t have to give testimonials for a commercial or be the CEO to represent the organization you work for. According to Samantha Lenger, a product manager at FreeWheel, the most obvious way you represent the company is when you wear branded merchandise outside of work.   Even if you don’t have a uniform or company “swag”, you can still communicate the...

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Have you thought about volunteering with your co-workers before? According to the 2017 Deloitte Volunteerism Survey there are many benefits to having employees volunteer together.   Most employees found that volunteering together is a better morale booster than other company events like happy hours. Almost 90% of respondents found that companies that offered opportunities to volunteer had better, more positive work environments than...

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Many of us have struggled to seek employment over the past year or so. If you have been looking for a new tactic in your job search, consider volunteering. Forbes.com offers several reasons why volunteering can get you one step closer to landing a job.   Volunteering is an Opportunity to Start Networking  Whether you have...

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None of us chose the circumstances affecting the entire world at this time. For many of us, the impact has been in the form of a major pause in our regular lives. What we are finding is a changed schedule and generally finding our lives somewhat up in the air. Rather than let events completely...

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Rome was not built in a day – neither are relationships. It takes months, even years, to build a history of trust with someone. But making this effort, investing in building a true connection, results in a lasting resource. You can’t know what that resource will provide when you forge relationships with colleagues and other...

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We may be in one of the worst crises in modern history, and more than any other time, the economy is in a state of flux and uncertainty. If you are still employed, you are among the lucky ones. Now is not the time to rest on your laurels because things may get worse before...

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As I was walking my dogs this week, I took note of the 6 pine trees in my neighbors’ yard. I remember when those trees were planted – about 20 years ago. I thought about how the yard has changed over time. There used to be 8 of them, but only 6 remain. Those trees...

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Choose your words wisely Have you ever traveled to another country where you don’t speak the language? You can cross your fingers and hope to find someone who understands your language, or you can try using google translate, but you feel lost if you can’t communicate your most basic wants and needs with someone. In...

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