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Job-Shopping: Three Ways to Keep Talented Employees From Leaving

The good news for the economy is that lots of people have jobs. And jobs. And jobs.  Mainly younger workers are now job-hopping on average every 2.8 years!  And with 7.1 million openings, there are fewer reasons to worry they won’t find work.  In September, the national jobless rate declined to its lowest since December 1969, from 3.7% to 3.5%.  Local areas followed suit as state after …

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10 Things to Put in Your Desk Before Cold and Flu Season

You may still be basking in the summer sunshine, but as soon as those little germ incubators called children go back to school, it’s time to plan for cold and flu season.  There is a lot you can do to stay healthy in the fall, like exercising every day to boost your immune system, cutting back on treats and alcohol, and …

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Partnership Employment

What if that perfect job  ̶ you know, the one that launches you to corporate stardom  ̶is out there, but it just can’t find you?    LinkedIn®, the premier social media networking platform for workers and employers, heightens your visibility and helps you connect with businesses looking for your specific skills.  It’s sort of like Facebook for the working world.  If you aren’t maximizing this …

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July’s Jobs Report Makes Hiring Help More Important Than Ever

If there was ever a time to focus on your recruiting or job-hunting strategies for fall, it’s now! As hiring ramps up and the labor pool continues to shrink in this record-breaking economic expansion, talented people are increasingly harder to find.  And here is why:  July’s jobs report released August 2 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), showed steady growth as the economy added …

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Vacationing through Mindfulness and Meditation

Are your employees skipping vacation this year, like 25% of their fellow Americans?  Executives may be too busy, and 60% of employees say they can’t afford it, according to a Bankrate survey,  but whatever the reason, we know that not taking a vacation is one cause of worker stress, creating healthcare cost burdens for many organizations.    What if there was a simple yet proven way …