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How Your Employees Can Help You Attract the Right Talent

Attracting top talent in highly competitive job markets is one of the biggest challenges recruiters are facing today. No matter how creative your… Attracting top talent in highly competitive job markets is one of the biggest challenges recruiters are facing today. No matter how creative your recruitment campaigns are, you’re competing with other businesses that […]

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Entrepreneurship

7 Tips for Freelancers (Independent Contractors)

Freelancing certainly isn’t for everyone but for some, it can be the solution for improving work/life balance or becoming one’s own boss. Whether you’re thinking about freelancing, just getting started, or have been working on your own, here are 7 tips that every freelancer should employ: 1.  Calculate Your Rate Your basic hourly rate = (annual […]

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Tips

Amazon’s Coronavirus Testing For Workers Remains Rare Move By An Employer

News this week that Amazon will this summer begin testing its workers for the coronavirus strain Covid-19 even in a pilot program is a rare move among U.S. employers, health benefits consultancy data shows. Amazon says it has for weeks been looking at ways to test workers while “distributing masks to employees, using disinfectant spray and conducting employee […]

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Skills Development

Why is a Global Focus Important?

A Global Focus is essential for a college graduate of the 21st century because:   Intercultural communication skills are more important than ever before. Employees with these soft skills are able to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints, demonstrate respect for others, and display an openness for new ways of thinking. This deepened understanding and more […]

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Employer Branding and Onboarding: Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Top Millennial Talent in Power Generation

It’s well-known that many of the workers and leaders in the energy sector are approaching retirement age, with 25% eligible in the next 5 years and 50% eligible in the next 10 years. With fewer and fewer people filling the talent bench and an industry that’s fighting a negative public perception, the situation is only intensified […]

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Entrepreneurship

Becoming a full-time freelancer: 3 tips for web developers

So you do web development projects in your spare time to expand your skills and make some extra money. Good for you! At some point you may decide that being a full-time freelancer is a viable option. Where do you start? You’ve come to the right place. Don’t let your day job hold you back […]

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Skills Development

Why professional writing skills matter more than ever

Communication in the 21st century—personal or professional—involves less conversation and more electronic sharing of information. Written communication, therefore, is often the norm. Sadly, many good businesspeople are very poor writers. Poor writing in any context leaves a lasting impression, which can be especially detrimental in today’s workplace of enduring email, texts, digital documents and social […]

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When (and How) to Fire an Employee: 7 Signs it’s Time to Terminate

No one should ever be surprised to be fired. Unless your company has fallen victim to a pirate-worthy hostile takeover, or a 60 Minutes exposé that brings the villagers with torches and pitchforks, getting fired should never come out of the blue for any employee. Every employee who is terminated should know it’s coming and be ready […]

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Entrepreneurship

How One Woman’s Journey Teaches Us About Pivoting in a Pandemic

Imagine being a small-town girl from Virginia with dreams of making it making it big in Corporate America. You go to college, and like many students, find that you’re really not into your major. So, you switch.  Now you’re studying something you really find interesting in an emerging industry that seems promising. You continue to […]

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Skills Development

Thinking About Tomorrow to Prepare for Today

One need only reflect on a short list of nearly obsolete items—folding maps, camera film, VHS tapes—to consider how powerful market forces such as disruption can be. To thrive in today’s rapidly changing global economy, corporate leaders must always be thinking ahead. But how do you plan for a seemingly uncertain future? After years of […]

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