Obviously, holiday office parties aren’t meant to be the minefields that they can sometimes be. They are intended as a way for employees to mingle, bound and share good times and memories of the passing year. They can also be great morale builders and can help create a rapport with customers (that is if you […]

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An executive assistant’s duties are far more complex and inclusive than those of an ordinary administrative assistant. At various times he/she must act as strategic counsel and technical expert. Moreover, executive assistants are expected to dabble in things as wide and varied as project management, event planning, and internal communications, and much more. As the […]

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According to the American Staffing Association, staffing companies hire almost 16 million Americans to work as temporary employees before hiring them into permanent positions. This way employers and contractors are able to see if they will be a good fit for each other. And while being a temp has some advantages, most contractors desire to […]

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 “Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.” ‘Office Space’ 1999. The above quote is from the 1999 cult classic ‘Office Space’ and […]

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There is no doubt about it – good communications skills are an essential part of every workplace. Good communications makes workplaces more effective and more efficient. Conversely, poor communications skills can hurt workplace efficiency and morale in many ways. Moreover, poor workplace communications can lead to poor follow-through and frustration among the team. For this […]

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Cover letters are possibly the single most neglected part of any resume. Some people dread them so much that they either briefly gloss over them or they decide to completely omit them. Both of these strategies are big mistakes. A well written cover letter can draw attention to your resume and entice prospective employers to […]

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Most employers strive to retain good employees and at the same time weed out ones who are not as productive as they desire. In fact, this is one way that successful companies maintain their edge over the competition. Therefore, it is incumbent upon employers to incentivize workers who are especially productive and who stand out […]

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Our company, and our clients for that matter, wants to make sure that only the best, most qualified candidates for any given position are hired.  Doing so saves money, time and effort for our clients and for potential job candidates.  Because proper screening is so important in filling any position, candidates are bound to be […]

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Modern workplaces are an amalgamation of many personality types.  Some personalities are easier to get along with while others are shall we say challenging.  People with different styles, different backgrounds, and different work ethics must come together and bond for the common purpose of creating a productive environment despite differences that might otherwise keep these […]

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So you’ve finally done it.  After days, weeks and perhaps even months of making endless calls, pounding the pavement and interviewing with several companies you’ve landed that dream job.  You can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Right?  Wrong!  Now comes the tricky part.  Now comes the all important first day in your new position. […]

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