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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

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Research has consistently shown that companies with a diverse workforce are more productive, have lower turnover and present a stronger brand. When you bring a wide range of ideas, viewpoints, and communications styles to the workplace, you’re not only creating a diverse team, you’re engineering a diversity of thought that can be agile and responsive… Read more »

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A career in healthcare is very accessible and one of the best entrance points is a job as a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN). The typical job of an LPN involves providing routine care, monitoring patient health and providing assistance to other healthcare professionals. LPNs are usually responsible for giving medication, tracking vital signs, following up… Read more »

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Communication is key in every aspect of business, but it is particularly crucial when it comes to customer service. Improving communication with customers can not only boost your bottom line, it can also support employee morale and engagement. Below are four ways that you can communicate better with your customers. 1.      Listen When customers are… Read more »

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Newer employees tend to have confidence issues, but a lack of confidence can hit anyone after a major job setback. If you’ve been turned down for a raise, or gotten significant criticism when you thought you were doing a great job, it can seriously shake your confidence. One of the worst things you can do… Read more »

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Between the Great Recession, career changes and the occasional misstep, it’s easy for anyone to have a period where they go through a few jobs quickly. Unfortunately, that situation can cause you to be seen as a “serial job hopper” – someone who doesn’t commit to an employer for very long. Even though they shouldn’t,… Read more »

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After spending the entire winter trudging back and forth to work, employees are prone to thinking about spending more time outside once the weather turns nice. Company managers have the tough task of being understanding, while making sure that productivity doesn’t slip. If you’re in change of a team of employees, you need to let… Read more »

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There comes a point in almost everyone’s career where they hit a brick wall. Maybe they’re frustrated by setbacks or they feel stagnant at their current job. When this happens, it’s common to reevaluate your career and figure out if there’s any point in continuing down this career track. In this situation, a basic test… Read more »