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How to Make Your Pause for Parenthood Look Good on a Resume

Years ago, I took some time off to stay at home with my young boys.  Previously, I had worked in a demanding position in editorial for a publishing company.  After I married, I moved overseas, had children, and when my youngest turned two, I knew it was time to rejoin the working world.   Since there were no publishing houses in my local area …

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Why You Should Take a Chance on These Three Unconventional Hires

Everyone deserves a fair chance.  That’s the motto of Greyston, a certified B-Corporation whose mission is to “create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open HiringTM.”  Since 1982, Greyston founder, Bernie Glassman (1939-1918), lived this mission by hiring virtually anyone, believing that respecting and trusting in the capabilities of less conventional workers would improve their lives and those of their communities.   If …

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Five Tips for Work Wear Polish

Are you stumped every morning about what is appropriate to wear to work?   You could take a chapter from the likes of the late, iconic Karl Lagerfeld with his variations on a black suit, sunglasses, white button-down shirt, and black gloves.  Or, simplify with several Hilary Clinton-like pantsuits or a drawer full of eponymous Steve Jobs-style turtle necks if you’re a …

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Don’t Break and Bake

I recently hired a young man named Bud, and he worked hard to deserve the name.    On day one, Bud was friendly, enthusiastic, and integrated easily with the rest of the staff.  He impressed me with his aptitude, and I was excited about his potential. However, soon I started noticing Bud was unusually low key in the mornings and it would take a …

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5 Key Hiring and Retention Trends to Watch in 2019

#1 The Fluid Labor Pool With unemployment still at record lows and roughly 7 million jobs available, finding, hiring, and retaining, the best talent is proving to be a challenge for hiring managers. Job seekers have the upper hand in this market depending on skillsets and industry demand. What does this mean for hiring, at least in the short term? Bureau of Labor Statistics …