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One of the biggest desires for employees, that tops even salary or medical benefits, is finding that work-life balance. Today, that often includes telecommuting or some other version of working from home. It seems almost ideal: You don’t have to deal with finding your wrinkle-free work clothes, early morning traffic or that one challenging co-worker…. Read more »

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Ted and Nate were long-time friends and roommates since college. Ted worked at a job he didn’t really like, and one day Nate finally said to him, “You know, Ted, I’m going to stop asking how your day was because you give me a negative answer every single time. Isn’t there anything good about that… Read more »

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If we want to improve our overall wellness, we need to have a certain awareness of what we do to make ourselves well. In other words, we need to incorporate mindfulness, or the state of being aware of something, into our daily lives. Doing so will allow us to be more conscious of the little… Read more »

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As you hire, you want to consider various factors such as experience, working well with others and the usual preferences. But do you also look to hire someone who seems empathetic? Should that matter in a new hire, especially when trying to recruit top talent? In a word, yes, especially in an industry that so… Read more »

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Author Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The things you own end up owning you.” We’ve just gone through a season in which the message of the holiday being about more than just “things” and getting presents contrasted directly with stores’ mega sales. The day after Thanksgiving, where we try to feel grateful for what we have, included… Read more »

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The alarm goes off. Once you’ve had your cup of coffee, you need to get dressed, brush your teeth, walk the dog, prep lunch for yourself/the kids, check social media/check email, eat something … rush through traffic, get to work, check email, meeting, meeting, get work done, revise deadlines … does this sound familiar? Hopefully… Read more »

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As you search for your next job, especially if you want to work in a particular field, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. You may not even know where to start…yet. For every job out there, someone has a line on how to get it, who to speak with and who can… Read more »

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Have you ever stopped to take a “ten-minute break” and then realized, three hours later, you had gotten sucked into Facebook? Or chosen to clean your house instead of working on a project? Most of us have ways in which we procrastinate, putting off something we have to do by doing something we want to… Read more »

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When a position is open, it may seem like a smart idea to wait and see if it really needs filling, or take time with finding the very best candidate, but that sort of thinking can become expensive in more ways than one. While it makes sense to take hiring seriously, leaving a position vacant… Read more »

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If you turn on the news or look at social media, you’ll unfortunately see quite a few negative stories. Right now, we have a lot of frustration and anger in the U.S., ranging from politics to poor behavior to climate. For many of us, the desire to remain informed conflicts with the desire to remain… Read more »