Cancelled – Friday, September 14th – SMWFairfax – Social Media Week Fairfax

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather related to Hurricane Florence. Once a rain date is announced, we will update you on the event. When: Fri, Sept 14, 2018 from 8:00 am–1:00 pm Where: Capital One Headquarters, Fairfax County, VA It’s no secret…

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Friday, September 14th – HR Leadership Forum – The Three A’s of Organizational Agility

Dates: Friday, September 14th; Tower Club – Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna VA  22182 Hours: Registration and networking breakfast, 8:00-8:30am; Program, 8:30-10:00am; Networking, 10:00-10:30am Speaker: Kevin Oakes, CEO and Founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) The need for agile…

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Wednesday, September 12th – HR Alliance – Applying Pro-Active Analytics to Maximize the Workforce Planning Cycle

Join us on Wednesday, Sept 12th for a great event at the Tower Club hosted by HR Alliance DC! Event Start: 9/12/2018, 7:45 am Event End: 9/12/ 2018, 10:00 am Where: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA Program Description: Whether you…

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“You Said What?” Saying What You Mean, and How to Say It

Does the word discuss mean the same as present? Or healthcare the same as health care? Some would say yes; some, no. The fact is, we don’t always agree on the meanings of words. But if we don’t always agree on the meanings of words, do we…

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The Associated Press Stylebook 2018: Keeping With the Times

A bit belatedly, this blog will highlight some changes in the latest edition of the AP Stylebook. For a general overview, also see the What’s New section at the front of the guide. Generally, the main sections have been shuffled around a bit. There is…

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How to Avoid a $46,000 Mistake

A university in Colorado recently realized it had issued over 9,000 diplomas with a typo. In Old English font, they were conferred by the school’s President and the Chair of the Coard of Trustees. The error went unnoticed for six years, until the school newspaper…

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Aligning Planets

Does anyone remember “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”? The 1992 best-selling book (over 50 million copies sold), written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray,*used distant planets—Mars and Venus—as a metaphor to discuss just how differently men and women think and…

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Proper Email Etiquette Matters

Email is a wonderful business tool—quick, convenient, and efficient. In fact, it has become such a part of our everyday work lives that many of us probably don’t give a second thought to our email habits … and, yes, some of us have some bad…

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Take Time to Think Outside of the Box

As a recruiter, it can be very difficult to deliver information to candidates because most of them do not read through the job description. I’m sure many recruiters can relate. When I started, I would call candidates and ask, “Did you get a chance to…

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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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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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