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  In the United States, Canada and Germany, February is observed as Black History Month. The observance originated in the US in 1976 to recognize and honor the role Black Americans have and continue to play in our country’s history. It’s also a time to recognize and review the progress that still needs to occur to...

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The Great Resignation era of workers are returning to the workforce but not as originally imagined.  With new priorities and values, Americans are searching for a new job or a new career, which also means becoming an entrepreneur. Employers, especially those in strained industries such as transportation and finance, are fighting to keep current employees...

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  Moonlighting is defined as an employee working another job outside of their main job. Traditionally, moonlighting employees were those who were cash-strapped or in-between careers, but in today’s gig economy, many white-collar professionals are turning to a second job for a variety of reasons – supplemental income, personal fulfillment, skill-building and other factors.  ...

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Talent Acquisition Strategies  Finding the right hire often requires having a sizable pool of candidates to choose from. However, the pool you pick from needs to be filled with talent, and talent that is reflective of your organization’s needs, expectations, and mission. When it comes to talent acquisition, the process is often overwhelming, cumbersome, and...

What is a Contingent Workforce?  For most individuals, the goal use to be finding a steady, 9 to 5, Monday – Friday job. Holding a career position was considered the gold standard, and by many it still is. There is security and predictability associated with this type of job. However, in recent years there has...

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  The New Year is just around the corner, and we’re all familiar with the New Year New You theme. But have you applied that ideology to your resume? Here are five simple steps to refresh your resume for the New Year.   Clarify your job target. Once your career direction is clear to you, tailor...

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Are You Being Ghosted?

September 27, 2021

According to Dominick Reuter at Business Insider, the practice of employees and candidates ghosting their new or potential employers is becoming all too common. Employers are running into employees who quit with no notice, usually to take a higher paying job. Recruiters are encountering candidates who don’t show up for interviews or won’t show up...

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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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