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How to Decompress after a Stressful Work Day

How to Decompress after a Stressful Work Day

Congrats- you made it! The clock just turned 5pm and you are ready to be done for the workday. Your day was packed with important tasks, meetings, calls, emails and messages and you are spent. So how can you recover before getting back to it again tomorrow? Especially if you have a family to go home to and people that depend on you in the evening? In today’s blog we are going to look at some simple things you can do to quickly recover after a stressful day so you can recharge before tackling tomorrow like a champ.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (208)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Highlighting your strengths in an interview

Highlighting your strengths in an interview

When interviewing you want to present your best self and that includes showcasing your strengths. For some people talking about their strengths or achievements may not come naturally and even feel a little uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important to prepare and possibly even practice ahead of time. Take time to contemplate what areas you excel at and think about specific examples to illustrate your strengths and achievements. If you are not sure where to begin, we recommend starting with SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis and focusing on the strengths. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (439)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Why IT Companies are Choosing Temp Employees

Why IT Companies are Choosing Temp Employees

One trend that’s been gaining traction over the years is tech companies choosing temp/contract employees over hiring employees directly. The so-called gig economy is changing the workplace and we are seeing an increased ratio of contract workers vs. regular employees. This isn’t just a trend in Silicon Valley either (although large tech giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Uber are known for hiring contract workers) but something that’s expanded nationwide. So what is driving companies to hire contract vs. direct employees? We’ll take a look at why this trend is here to stay and what that means for the future of business.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (383)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Words Matter!

Words Matter!

You’ve applied for a job and landed an interview - great! You’ve also researched the company’s background and gone through your checklist for interview prep. There is a fair amount of guidance on what to say in interviews, but not as much on what to avoid saying. Some of this may seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised how often common sense is not so common. We’ll also look at some other interview do’s and don’ts.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (666)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Gamification in the Workplace

Gamification in the Workplace

It’s no secret that happy, engaged employees are more productive employees. As we embark upon the new decade, you may be wondering how to increase the productivity of your team and improve company culture. Enter gamification. So first, what exactly is gamification? It’s implementing game elements into the workplace with the goal of increasing employee engagement and productivity. Psychology shows that creating opportunities for friendly competition can motivate employees to be more productive. If it sounds complicated, it isn’t. It’s basically turning work activities into a more game-like experience. So now that you know a little more about what gamification is, we are going to examine what the benefits of implementing gamification in the workplace are and some ideas to get started.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (896)/Comments (14)/ Article rating: No rating
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