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The Minimum Wage Conundrum

The Minimum Wage Conundrum Jon is excited to hit that $15.00 per hour wage increase at his next employee review.  At a starting wage of $12.50, he knew with time and a great work ethic, his salary would rise so he could stay at a job he loved.  However, word has come down that the company has to implement a …

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How Does Caffeine Affect You at Work? 

Are you a coffee addict or soda fanatic who must hit the coffee or vending machines the minute you walk in the door of your job? While your caffeine habit may seem harmless and may help you connect with coworkers as you chat over a good cup of coffee, the truth is that your caffeine habit may not be the …

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence. What it is…and do you have it?

Do you have emotional intelligence, more commonly referred to as EI? Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify emotions and manage them.  People with high EI not only know their own minds, but are also really emotionally aware. They know what others are feeling, they can help others to cheer up or calm down, and they can regulate their …

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Networking Not Working? Try These 4 New Ways

  Gone are the days where networking consisted of an awkward after-work mixer with nametags and not enough cocktails.  The new networking culture is not nine to five, it’s twenty-four seven.  The good news is that you can now network from just about anywhere at any time, day or night. The flip side is that now that opportunities to build …