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World Health Day Regaining Health and Economic Strength in 2021
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World Health Day Regaining Health and Economic Strength in 2021

World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19, or managed to

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How to Motivate Your Team

Figuring out how to motivate your team can be challenging. Even if everyone in it has a similar specialty, that doesn’t mean they are entirely alike. Every person is motivated in different ways, and you need to adapt your approach accordingly. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean simple changes aren’t effective. By

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How to Set Career Goals During Times of Uncertainty

The new year is always a time for goal-setting. However, with the uncertainty created by COVID-19, it can be hard for professionals to set career goals that will ultimately propel them forward. Some pros may hesitate to commit to anything, mainly because they aren’t sure whether circumstances will halt their

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How to Set AND Achieve Your 2021 Business Goals

2020 was anything but predictable. Sudden closures and shelter-in-place orders meant many companies had to shutter their workplaces and send people home. Even some essential businesses floundered, as demand fluctuations were hard to anticipate. The uncertainty of the current situation makes goal-setting challenging. However, even in this unconventional climate, it

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What Is Contract Work and Why You Should Give It a Try!

Many professionals overlook the benefits of contract work. They may assume that it can’t boost their career, something that is undoubtedly not the case. In reality, contract work can be a great choice for many. It can provide you with a surprising amount of flexibility, all while helping you keep

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Make Your Mental Health a Priority This Holiday Season

For many, the holiday season is a magical time, but it can also be quite stressful. It’s hard to balance work and personal obligations, even under normal circumstances. Add in a global pandemic, and it’s even more challenging. That’s why taking care of your mental health this holiday season is

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How to Plan a Virtual Holiday Party

During December, many companies throw holiday parties. However, with COVID-19 still being a concern and many employees working remotely, it may seem like a celebration isn’t in the cards. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can plan a virtual holiday party that’s fun and engaging, giving everyone

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Learn from 2020 and Make Sure Your Business is Always Prepared!

COVID-19 fundamentally altered daily life, both from a personal and business perspective. Many companies were caught off-guard. They simply didn’t have the mechanisms in place to navigate such an unexpected situation, leaving them overwhelmed, scattered, and scrambling. The biggest lesson from 2020 is that all businesses need to be prepared

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Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week
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Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge. Why Handwashing Works

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Employers – It’s Time to Get Creative with Your Hiring Process

COVID-19 has sparked the need for change. Some traditional hiring practices haven’t been practical during the pandemic. Additionally, many companies had to adopt new approaches for managing their workforce, especially if they had little choice but to consider layoffs. Over time, a variety of lessons have been learned. The creative

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When Should I Start Looking for a Job?

Deciding when to launch a job search may or may not be easy, depending on your situation. For some, they may feel as if they have little choice but to look now. This is especially true if their unemployment benefits are coming to an end or they need a new

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Job Seeker Advice: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market

It isn’t a secret that COVID-19 ravaged the business landscape. Millions of Americans became unemployed in a matter of weeks, many losing their jobs as companies had to close their doors due to shelter-in-place orders. Even as the strictest restrictions began to lift, many remained in place. Gathering size limits

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Are Temporary Jobs Worth It?

Many professionals wonder if temporary jobs are worth doing. Some assume that they can be more of a career hindrance than a career booster. However, that isn’t always the case. While temporary positions can have drawbacks, they provide numerous benefits as well. If you are wondering whether a short-term job

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Job Hunting 101: How to Land an Interview

A job hunt is often a lengthy process, involving a series of steps that can, at times, be challenging to complete. Once you submit a resume, you may assume that whether you get an interview is entirely out of your hands. After all, you’ve highlighted why you’re a great candidate

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Reviewing and Updating Your Sick Leave Policy

COVID-19 showed many companies that their sick-leave policies weren’t ideal. While many employers quickly outlined exceptions to their standard approaches, giving employees some flexibility about using their leave, many businesses didn’t initially have time to dedicate to reviewing and updating their policies formally. Now that the initial shock of the

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Job Hunting 101: Applying to a Job

Job hunting is a process. Often, navigating the nuances of the experience is challenging. This is particularly true when considering that each step requires its own skills and the right preparation. Luckily, by getting to know the basics of job hunting, you can ensure you approach everything correctly. In many

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Essential on-the-Job Skills That Your Workforce Should Have

The COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic impact on the world. The effects are likely to be long-lasting— thus, fundamentally altering how many businesses operate now and well into the future. As a result, companies need to consider how these shifts may make certain skills increasingly necessary. Without the right capabilities

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Job Hunting 101: Building a Resume

For many, the idea of finding a new position is daunting. Job hunting is rarely easy, though it’s something that every professional has to handle at least a few times during their career. Luckily, by understanding the basics of job hunting, you can navigate the process with greater ease. Typically,

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