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When Job FOMO Gets Real!

Were you one of the 467,000 who decided they were not going to miss out on a plum job in January?  If so, congratulations on your workplace reentry!   However, if you are one of the unemployed 6.5 million thinking about reentering the workforce, FOMO is here!  But there is still time to beat the crowd, leverage your skills and talent, and snag that once-in-a-lifetime …

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Re-working Today’s Must-Have Employee Benefits

It’s time to get everyone back to work.  But for employees who are among the nearly 34,000,000 who had COVID, returning might look like this: Complete recovery and happy to head back to the office, or worry and performance anxiety because after several weeks of debilitating illness, they are among the 10-30% who will suffer persistent symptoms such as fatigue, chest pain, shortness of …

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Moms to the Rescue: How to Begin Once It is Time to Return to Work

Are you one of the unsung heroes of the pandemic?  You know, a mom who had to ditch a promising career so your kids would not be home alone?  Have you spent the last year deciphering math mats with your child, wrangling the unemployment system, and soothing your stressed-out significant other?   If it feels like you time-warped to the sixties, that’s because …

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How to Inspire Serendipity Despite a Remote Workforce

Talking with a friend about the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, I was struck by his observation that what he missed most about working with colleagues in the office were the serendipitous ideas shared during face-to-face interactions.  While isolation does not necessarily dampen creativity, smart companies have worked hard to create novel, highly interactive, work environments to foster connections between …

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Munchkin Survival Guide: Tips to Get Work Done at Home

Humor is magical and can lighten even the toughest times.  Like trying to work at home with bickering kids!  When one poster in a community forum asked, “For those working from home, tell me something your kid(s) did today, but refer to them as co-workers,” she got some hilarious responses: “My co-workers fought over a Lego box.  Then they chased each other around …