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There is a general consensus that being a boss does not instantly make you a leader. They are different.  A person becomes a leader by inspiring others to follow.  A person becomes a boss because of a hierarchy within a company. There are all sorts of books out there that make claims to help you… Read more »

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What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps… Read more »

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Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you will be unable to find unemployment. However, there may be certain industries you will be unable to find work in due to industry standards or even federal legislation. You have a criminal record; a DUI from a couple of years ago. Maybe it’s a youthful indiscretion… Read more »

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Many companies fill workforce voids by utilizing seasonal or temporary hires during their busy season. While seasonal work may not be a perfect fit for everyone, this type of work can be a great tool to get your career back on track or start a career within a different industry. Some of the benefits of accepting seasonal… Read more »

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Phone interviews. To some the thought is horrifying, to others it seems like a waste of time, the first step in a long process. Realistically, phone interviews are a very important first step, if you don’t succeed here, there won’t be additional interviews. Here are some phone interview tips to ensure you are on the… Read more »

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Job hunting can be difficult; it can be like a full time job. Job hunting can also be frustrating, rewarding, exciting and depressing. How do you stay focused and motivated through it all? Here are some tips: Be Realistic Applying for multiple jobs with no calls can make you feel like a failure. When looking… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal workers for the summer months is a common practice.  While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Evaluate the Previous Season What worked well for you last year? What didn’t? If you have a full understanding of where… Read more »

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We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them. But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s… Read more »