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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have been struggling to adapt to the new reality of routine supply shortages, social distancing, and living under quarantine. This is an unprecedented moment in history that has required each of us to undergo a major psychological shift. Today, after months of virtually complete lockdown,… Read more »

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For the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across the United States to either temporarily shut down operations entirely or convert to a distributed and remote workforce model. Now, slowly but surely, those businesses are beginning to facilitate the gradual process of returning to the workplace. Of course, every return to work… Read more »

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As employers, it’s important for us to be able to enable, empower, and inspire our employees. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. For example, we can invest in new technology to make it easier for our employees to complete a particular task or set of tasks. Or, we can start to commit… Read more »

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I don’t know about you, but I never knew where the quote “We have a failure to communicate” came from. With a little research, I found that it’s from “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967. Unfortunately, this quote fits our current hiring market perfectly! As a society, we have never been more connected, yet communication seems… Read more »

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What Is “Workplace Culture”? In recent years, the phrase workplace culture has become increasingly common. Put simply, the “culture” of a workplace is the totality of policies, social norms, and modes of interpersonal communication that comprise the general atmosphere of an office. In other words, the phrase “workplace culture” refers to what it feels like… Read more »

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Have you recently been offered a new job or a promotion? If so, then congratulations! All of that hard work has paid off, and you have a lot of new exciting opportunities to look forward to. For the time being, you can take a load off and relax. But you should be careful not to… Read more »

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This is going to be a cathartic post for me. There are few things, in my opinion, more useless and misleading than personality testing in the hiring process. Yet, inexplicably, we are seeing more and more clients trying to turn a mystic exercise into a scientific one. They…do…not…work. All you are doing is wasting your… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to individuals, businesses, and industries across the United States. As the crisis continues, it’s important for each of us to be able to adapt to changing economic and social circumstances as rapidly and effectively as possible. It’s also important that we take advantage of the present moment as… Read more »

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If you are looking for a job today in the Tampa Bay region, you are not alone. So what can you do to get noticed and stand out in a crowd of other applicants? To answer that question, there are some simple steps I would encourage all job seekers to pay attention to today! Be… Read more »

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When conducting an interview with a job candidate, it’s important for HR professionals to be able to pick up on subtle – as well as more obvious – elements of body language, personality, and communication. In other words, it’s necessary for these professionals to be able to look beyond a candidate’s resume and cover letter… Read more »