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Sartorial Tips to Get Your Career Off to a Great Start

Although hoodies and harem pants no longer raise eyebrows in some workplaces, there is a lot of confusion today over what is appropriate to wear to work. And if it is your first day on the job, showing up inappropriately dressed can really get you off to a poor start. That’s because, rightly or wrongly, first impressions are everything.  If you …

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What Employers Need to Know About MA’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

There’s nothing like voter fear to get politicians moving! In an unusual show of bipartisanship, the Mass legislature quickly came together in June and produced Bill H.4640, commonly called the “Grand Bargain.” Signed immediately by governor Charlie Baker, the public-private collaboration places Massachusetts in the company of seven other states that have established paid family and medical leave benefits (PFML). …

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Employers and Job-Seekers: The Autumn Hiring Harvest Begins, Starting Now!

With Labor Day behind us and the kids back to school, now is the time for companies and potential employees to connect. As hiring managershurry to place people ASAPin unfilled positions from the dog days of summer, job seekerswill be happy to know that September and October are two of the hottest months in the jobs market. In both instances, …

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The Limitless Value of Initiative

A consultant, who works out of her home office, used a software security service as part of her internet package.  After upgrading to a fiber optic system, the software wouldn’t work.  As the problem repeatedly recurred even after reinstalling, she called her internet company’s helpline. While she shouldn’t have been too surprised given the technical nature of internet services, the …