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What is Work-Life Synergy and How to Apply it to your life

April 7, 2022

I think we have all heard the term “work-life balance” but what about work-life synergy? According to an article on Medium.com “Work-life balance implies there are two sides competing, like weights on opposite sides of a scale, and by compartmentalizing you can focus fully on one and then the other. Work-life synergy focuses on finding ways…

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Building Relationships and Networks While Working Remotely

April 7, 2022

Building relationships is no easy task and it gets especially tricky when you start a fully remote job. Whether you are looking to build relationships with your co-workers or make some new connections in the industry, there are ways to put yourself out there and make some new professional connections. Find Common Ground Finding common…

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Using Social Media Like a Professional

April 7, 2022

Hopping on social media as a professional can be a scary endeavor, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. There are ways to present yourself and your “brand” as a well put together individual with a lot to offer the working world. Here are a few ways to approach social media as a business professional.…

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Why Contingent Labor Might be Right for You

April 7, 2022

Contingent Labor includes several different types of workers including Temporary Contractors, Consultants, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers, or Freelancers. Sometimes these roles catch a little bit of flack because they might not be considered “permanent” employees. That’s a common misconception; many contingent engagements last for years, and you can most certainly still get the full-time hours…

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What to look for in employers in today’s employee driven market

April 7, 2022

The average American worker will hold twelve (12) jobs over a lifetime. One of the impacts of COVID is that this rate increased either because individuals lost their job and were forced to find a new one, or because it provided an opportunity for many to reconsider their work and career goals.  As the economy…

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What Not to Put on your Resumes

April 7, 2022

You’re building your resume for a new job and you can think of a million ways to approach it. There are so many wonderful aspects for a person to display on a resume, but there are key points that you need to address that you can find in our last Working Knowledge article on resumes.…

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5 Tips on What Not to do in an Interview

April 7, 2022

You have made it to the interview for the job you so desperately wanted. Through hard work and determination, you made it happen. But now it is time to nail that interview! In our last round of Associate Edition Working Knowledge articles, we touched on how to execute an interview well . Now we will give…

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EMPLOYMENT OR ENGAGEMENT: THE LINES ARE BLURRING

January 10, 2022

Each year, January 1st represents a new start. Individuals resolve to be healthier, safer, kinder, and more prosperous.  For businesses, New Years Day is often associated with new regulations – imposed at the Federal, State, and municipal levels – that are aimed at achieving the same goals for the economy and for the American workforce. …

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YOUR WORKERS ARE MOVING ON: NOW WHAT?

January 10, 2022

Great Resignation, Great Reshuffling – many labels are being applied to the latest labor challenge – the growing rate of talented professionals who are resigning their positions.  Numerous surveys reflect the root causes and severity of the problem: Robert Half’s biannual Job Optimism Survey reports that 41% of workers plan to search for a new…

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TODAY’S SHRINKING LABOR MARKET

January 10, 2022

Labor shortages are not new and continue to rise quarter over quarter. In February 2020, prior to the start of the pandemic, it was estimated that that nearly 70% of U.S. companies reported difficulty finding needed talent. Today, that number has grown with nearly all surveys of labor conditions reporting difficulties in filling both skilled…

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