Words to Live By

Our parents and elders give us a lot of advice that we never actually appreciate until we’re adults on our own. We may hear things like “Make sure you keep your room clean,” “College is the best time of your life,” or “Make sure you…

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That 3 p.m. Haze

It’s 3 p.m. Your eyes have glazed over from staring at a computer, you’ve talked to a mind-numbing number of people, and—against your will—the afternoon haze has begun to set in. Have no fear, your wake-up call is here! Who doesn’t struggle with that feeling…

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What to Do Before Going on Vacation

Everyone loves a vacation. But as we all know, sometimes the work-related stress that results from time off almost makes it not worth it—desperate messages from colleagues and clients, the mountain of emails to go through upon your return, and of course playing catchup; not…

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The Courage to Fail

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent van Gogh For the most part, failure is an innate byproduct of success, but even more important, it defines the nature of growth. People often think that success takes a linear…

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Why You Should Hire TalentMEDIA as Your Communications Team

Do you want to go on vacation this summer and are unsure how the work will get done while you’re gone? TalentMEDIA is a team of copyeditors, proofreaders, graphic designers, web developers, and 508 remediators who can get the work done for you so that…

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You Don’t Have to Hire People to Help People

On May 16, 2018, Project S.A.V.E. will present the 2018 Gary Cluff Award for Recruiting Excellence. Project S.A.V.E. is an open forum of corporate recruiters and employment representatives who meet periodically to discuss professional concerns, share recruiting needs, and exchange resumes of job seekers they…

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Are You Following the Dictionary?

I check Twitter mostly to follow sports journalists and snarky celebrities, but some days the animosity on the site makes me think about logging out for good. I’ll never do it, though — I’d miss the dictionary too much. One of my favorite things online…

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Positivity in the Workplace

People get wrapped up in deadlines, quotas, to-do lists, and having every new project be the next one that could make or break them. The bottom line is that work can be stressful. A healthy, easy way to keep stress down and negative thoughts out…

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Making Better Recruitment Decisions

Companies invest over two-thirds of their resources in labor. Virtually every milestone attained by any company is to a large extent related to the human element of the organization. This makes it even more critical to evaluate, recruit, and hire the best workforce necessary to…

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The Business Bathroom  

Office kitchen etiquette gets a lot of attention, rightly so. But what about office bathroom etiquette? In some of my past jobs, my company has had its own bathroom. In these cases, most people behaved themselves—maybe  sharing the bathroom with only their coworkers made them…

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TO POST OR NOT TO POST, THAT IS THE QUESTION …

A major news outlet recently did a segment on new graduates and their job searches. It centered on the use of social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. It reminded me of a time, just over a year ago, when I was working with a customer…

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Thursday, April 12th – HR Alliance – Leadership Series Event

Program Description: Creating a compelling vision is one of the key competencies for successful leaders. Unlike other leadership topics, vision is best defined in collaboration with other functional leaders in the organization. HR Alliance members and friends are welcome and encouraged to bring fellow organizational…

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