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Ready or Not, Here Comes Change

on Jun 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Mackenzie Froese | 0 Comments | HR Staffing Change
Bob Dylan penned his song "The Times They Are A-changin'" in 1964, as the country was in the throes of massive social and cultural upheaval. In the decades since then, that phrase has been used as a shorthand to describe countless big changes to societies, cultures, governments, and economies across the globe. And it applies to the enormous shifts taking place in the workplace right now.
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How to Leverage EVPs

on Jun 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Jessica Miller-Merrell | 0 Comments | EVP Employee Value Proposition
At its heart, an employee value proposition (EVP) is the unique set of benefits an employee receives in return for the skills, capabilities, and experience they bring to a company. An EVP defines what the organization stands for by describing the company's characteristics, benefits, and ways of working. As the deal struck between a company and its employees, the EVP differentiates an employer from its competition.
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Generation X: From Obscurity to Prominence

on Jun 8, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Jarik Conrad | 0 Comments | Workforce Gen X
The world stands on the cusp of a generational power shift. Whenever control moves from one generation to another, there's widespread hope that those coming into power will remember the perspectives they had during their formative years. Unfortunately, those hopes usually remain unfulfilled. But that may be about to change.
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Fast-Forwarding To The Future

on Jun 1, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Kevin Eikenberry | 0 Comments | Workforce Future Change
Many commonly held understandings about what work is and how it gets done are so ingrained that no one questions them. For example, for most people the "work week" is framed as a 9-to-5 job, Monday through Friday. Even people who work shift work or in service industries that require weekend hours embrace that definition and tend to describe their own work as a deviation from the "normal" pattern.
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Building Inclusivity through Communication and Empathy

on May 25, 2022 9:45:00 AM By | Rebekah Cuevas | 0 Comments | communication Inclusion DEI
More than a buzzword, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is the key to creating workplaces in which every employee can develop, grow, and thrive. As an organization develops its DEI strategy, its HR team will likely shoulder much of the responsibility for bringing everyone onto the same page of understanding and action. To do this, HR must be prepared to lead the way forward with an effective message that not only communicates the importance of DEI but does so clearly and with empathy.
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A Survival Guide to Feeling Overwhelmed

on May 18, 2022 9:15:00 AM By | Leo Babauta | 0 Comments | Improvement Organization Productivity Time Management
One of the biggest problems many people face today is feeling overwhelmed by work and personal tasks. There's so much to do, never enough time to do it, and uncertainly about what to focus on. Everyone feels that they're always behind and barely treading water. Fortunately, there are some powerful strategies for not only surviving an overwhelming life but turning it into a life of joy and positive impact.
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Tapping Into Purpose

on May 4, 2022 9:15:00 AM By | Valerie Grubb | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Goals Management Employee Management Purpose
Everyone has a purpose.
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3 Efficient and Effective Ways to Hire Top Talent

on Apr 29, 2022 8:30:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | hiring talent Staffing Agency Staffing
Managing your workforce is not always a simple task! It can be difficult to know what type of hire you need to make to fill a specific open position. Below, we've provided a guide to deciding between hiring temporary, temp-to-hire, or direct hire employees.
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6 Steps of Effective Problem Solving

on Apr 27, 2022 9:45:00 AM By | Terri Klaas | 0 Comments | Problem Solving
Sometimes, when a group is working on a problem (and especially when the challenge they're trying to resolve is a complicated one), different perspectives and opposing suggestions can give way to heated discussion, which in turn can lead to an impasse. Such roadblocks aren't inevitable, though: disagreements are common, but how participants approach problem solving is the key to a meaningful outcome. By implementing certain best practices in a six-step process, teams can be better positioned to tackle their problems straight on and therefore achieve solutions that all team members can live with.
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How to Make the Most Out of 24 Hours

on Apr 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Leo Babauta | 0 Comments | Productivity Time Scarcity
Most people often feel rushed, that there's not enough time to do everything. They feel that they're always behind -- and never feel that they're doing enough. This problem of "time scarcity" is one of the most common stressors in modern society.
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