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How COVID-19 Changed Employee Benefits

COVID-19 had a significant impact on companies and professionals alike. As everyone worked to adjust, fundamental changes to how work was accomplished occurred.  As well as shifts related to maintaining work-life balance during a tumultuous period. While many initially assumed the pandemic would only remain relevant for a few months.

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How to Attract More Job Applicants

Due to the widespread unemployment created by the pandemic, many companies initially assumed that finding qualified applicants would be simpler for a time. In reality, that hasn’t been the case. COVID-19 prompted many professionals to reevaluate their careers, causing many to bypass opportunities they would have previously seized. As an

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Career Success

Now Is the Perfect Time for a Career Change

Due to COVID-19, many professionals began seeing their careers in a new light. Industries that were once thought to be incredibly stable were suddenly in upheaval. In some cases, employees found themselves suddenly without work. In others, professionals became acutely aware of the shortcomings of their employer or struggles in

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Career Tips for Entry-Level Workers

The beginning of your career is an exciting but often overwhelming time. While you’re likely optimistic about the work experience to come, it’s also normal to be concerned about where you’re heading. Many entry-level workers also fear they won’t impress their managers once they are in the role, even if

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Benefits of Hiring Recent College Grads

It’s officially graduation season. Many college students are walking across the stage, grabbing their diplomas, and preparing to launch their careers. As an employer, hiring recent college grads can be an excellent move. While their education is an obvious point in their favor, newly-minded professionals often bring much more to

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Overlooked Ways to Increase Employee Morale

Overall, passionate employees often outperform their less enthusiastic peers. The quality of their work tends to be higher, and they may even be more efficient, all of which benefits the workers and company alike. Cultivating passionate employees can come down to engagement and morale. Seizing every opportunity to boost both

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Trouble Finding the Right Candidate? Here’s Why.

Hiring is often fraught with challenges. Many traditional screening processes only give you general insights into a candidate’s hard skills, education, and past work experience. While that is certainly helpful, it still leaves the picture incomplete. Ultimately, there’s more to long-term success than technical capability. If you don’t factor in

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When to Promote Your Temp-to-Hire Employee

Temp-to-hire jobs can be exceptional opportunities for companies and professionals alike. From the business perspective, they give managers a chance to see what a candidate is like in action. Not only can they assess the professional’s skills, they can also examine culture fit, motivation, drive, and much more. However, even

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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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Eliminating Hiring Bias Starts with a Structured Process

Hiring bias can be incredibly damaging. Not only will it harm diversity and inclusion in your organization, it often means missing out on top talent because they are eliminated from contention for inappropriate reasons. Both conscious and unconscious bias need to be eliminated from your hiring processes to generate position

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Career Success

Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates

For college students, COVID-19 led to more than just changes in how they attended classes. Those who finished up their studies during the pandemic entered into a very different job market. Opportunities may have been fewer and farther between, and competition for those roles might have increased. In some cases,

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How to Make Interviews Less Stressful for Candidates

Hiring managers understand that interviews, by nature, cause candidates a bit of anxiety. However, that doesn’t mean your process isn’t potentially making things more challenging for job seekers. In some cases. At least part of the candidate’s nervousness is potentially in your control. By taking the right steps, you can

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Career Success

3 Reasons Why Austin, TX Is One of the Best Places to Work

Austin is in the midst of a surge. It’s increasingly becoming a tech mecca; attracting large, established companies and startups alike. However, it isn’t just the technology landscape that’s booming—the low operating costs mean businesses in nearly every sector call Austin home, creating exceptional opportunities for professionals in almost all

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It’s Time to Fire Your Employee When…

One of the biggest challenges a manager can face is determining whether it’s time to fire an employee. A termination is never easy to handle. As a result, many managers delay firing a worker. Even if letting them go is genuinely the best option for the company. If you’re trying

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Career Success

How to Turn a Bad Interview Around

When you head in for an interview, it’s normal to be both excited and nervous. However, if things start to go south, those nerves may shift into outright fear. Additionally, you might assume defeat before the interview even draws to a close because of your misstep. While it may be

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Hiring Advice

Why Your Company Should Consider the 4 Day Workweek

In the United States, the 40-hour workweek is considered the gold standard. It’s practically the definition of full-time, and many companies have relied on the classic 8-to-5, five days a week schedule for so long. The idea of doing it any other way seems outlandish. However, that doesn’t mean the

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Career Success

Job Seeker Advice: What to Do When You Can’t Find a Job

Under the best of circumstances, a job search can be incredibly tough. Today, it’s more challenging than it has been in years. COVID-19 layoffs mean unemployment is higher, creating more competition for many open positions. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck either. If you’ve been searching for a

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Hiring Advice

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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Career Success

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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