Why Employers Now Prefer Soft Skills

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, employers were already becoming more interested in assessing their job applicants’ soft skills, and the events of the past year have only served to accelerate this trend. Hard skills are based on knowledge and experience with a specific, measurable capability. Soft skills pertain to thinking abstractly and working with other people…. Read more »

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Employees

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Successful companies make employee communications a top priority. They realize that engaged personnel is critical to organizational success. Employees tend to engage when they understand their role, key company principles, and the latest developments related to their job. Productive employee communication supports alignment between management and staff members. When a company communicates effectively, it can… Read more »

How to Leave Your Job on Good Terms

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Whether you’re departing because you’ve taken another opportunity with a different company, you’re relocating for your partner, starting your own business, or for any other reason, quitting a job the right way can be difficult. The next time you have to quit a job, consider the following suggestions. Provide Two Weeks Notice It’s standard practice… Read more »

How to Work with a Negative Coworker

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At work, it is critical to remain as professional and enthusiastic as possible when handling projects and tasks. This can be difficult, particularly if you must deal with co-workers who have poor attitudes. Some places have employees who spread negativity and a bad attitude everywhere they go. As someone who wants to remain engaged and… Read more »

8 Virtual Interview Mistakes to Avoid

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At its core, a virtual interview is the same as an in-person interview, but there are a few unique aspects that must be considered. Of course, you should still do your research, rehearse responses to expected questions and dress appropriately. There are also a few mistakes to avoid. Consider the following eight missteps that you’ll… Read more »

5 Steps to Achieving Zen at Work with Desk Yoga

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More and more research is showing that sitting for prolonged periods isn’t good for your health. If your job involves sitting at a computer, you should make every effort to get up occasionally and get your blood flowing.   One of the best ways to get in a bit of exercise is by doing a little yoga at… Read more »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge. Why Handwashing Works When you wash your hands,… Read more »

6 Tips to Keep You & Your Loved Ones Safe While Working During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has cofounded many experts, and this has made giving sound public health advice very difficult. Some recommendations that were given at the outset of the pandemic are now seen as overly cautious.  Of course, it’s well within your rights to be overly cautious, but your preventative actions should be based in science and sustainable for the long haul…. Read more »

A Guide to Staying Physically & Mentally Healthy While Social Distancing

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While social distancing has been shown to be an effective tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, not leaving your home for weeks at a time can have serious mental and physical health impacts.   If you’re eating for comfort and regularly ordering takeout to support your local restaurants, you run the risk of gaining… Read more »

How to Keep It Low Key at Your Company’s Christmas Party

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After working hard all year, you deserve to cut loose and party with all of your coworkers around the holidays, right? Well, not exactly. Ask around in any company, and you’ll quickly start hearing horror stories of holiday parties past. After hearing a few of these stories, it shouldn’t take long for you to realize… Read more »