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The Basics of Writing Thank You Notes

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By Katie Roth Years ago (when I ran a temporary staffing agency) I told a candidate it would be appropriate to write a thank you note to the client after the interview.  The young man (who was just out of high school and not ready for higher education), to his credit, admitted to me he… Read more »

How To Switch Careers With The Skills You Have

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By Katie Roth Making a career change can be daunting. But often workers already have the skills they need to succeed in a new field—they just need to know what they are and how to highlight them for potential new companies. Here are four tips to help you take best advantage of the experience and… Read more »

Prioritize Mental Health as Your Employees Return to the Office – Three Ways

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By Stephanie Cox Rising vaccination rates mean even more people are coming back to offices across the nation which is generally favorable news.  However, after one of the most stressful years in living memory, the transition back to the workplace could be a tough one for employees. Three strategies will help you encourage their mental… Read more »

When It Comes to Email, Less Is More

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By Katie Roth That old to-do list standby–conquering your email inbox–has only gotten more challenging with the shift to remote work. What might have been a quick cubicle stop-by is now yet another electronic missive. And experts say that the abundance of messages is ironically making it less likely that employees will pay attention to… Read more »

3 Tips for Strong Feedback

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By Katie Roth One of the most important parts of any manager’s role is shaping the team they lead. This will invariably mean providing feedback to the team, whether positive or constructive. Feedback is critical to course-correct pressing issues while building cohesion in the workplace. What is just as critical, however, is the delivery and… Read more »

Beat the Isolation Blues with these Tips

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by Stephanie Cox Working from home has become increasingly common because of the COVID pandemic. Whether or not this is a permanent change remains to be seen, however many companies and employees are seeing the benefits of this modified set up. On the other hand, WFH presents several unique challenges of its own. The freedom… Read more »

Get Moving! Internships are Filling Up Now!

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By Katie Roth Students – as 2020 draws to a close, the best time to start looking for an internship is right now. Most companies determine their summer internship candidates by the end of the year and are reviewing by the time your peers are applying in March. Distinguishing yourself is even more vital in… Read more »

Take the Guesswork out of Employee Engagement

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By Stephanie Cox One of the most critical factors in an organization’s success is employee engagement. Disengaged team members drag on productivity and morale. Identifying areas where engagement is lacking can help address systematic issues while preventing bigger problems down the line. Though ‘employee engagement’ is a common buzzword, it bears addressing – an international… Read more »

Identify Great Communicators with this Question

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By Katie Roth The interview process is as much about determining a candidate’s skillset as it is about their ability to effectively communicate. The challenge is to design questions that highlight star qualities and red flags alike. Ken Morrill, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Referly.com, has used this as his only question over 200… Read more »

How to Handle Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

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By Stephanie Cox It is no surprise this year has seen an increase in unemployment claims. Unfortunately, the FBI has found some of these claims are, in fact, fraudulent. We have gathered these steps you can take once you have discovered a claim is fraudulent. Access the Federal Trade Commission to report the incident by… Read more »