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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Resume

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Average job tenure is roughly 4.4 years, with Millenials expecting to be in their current job for less than 3 years. Long tenures mean most people prepare or update a resume every few years (at most).  As a result, individuals are often not up to speed on best practices when it comes to crafting a resume intended to wow a hiring manager.

The below content details a few common mistakes people make and provide some simple solutions for those looking to improve their resumes.

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Topics: Career Advice

Why You Should Implement An Employee Referral Program

Posted by Katie Whiting

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A couple of our past posts have detailed the growing skills gap. This skills gap illuminates the marketplace’s need for niche skilled employees.

A shortage of experienced individuals has caused companies to go to extreme lengths to attract skilled workers - one such method is implementing an employee referral plan.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies

3 Strategies Needed to Become Successful

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Today’s post is an extension of a blog written last week. For those of you who didn’t read part one, here is a quick refresher: Shawn Achor is one of the leading research experts on the connection between happiness and success.

Last week’s post detailed Shawn Achor’s strategies to help individuals see their reality differently in order to become more engaged, productive and innovative in the workplace. 

This blog, however, details three strategies to help you become successful not only professionally, but personally.

Strategy #1: Highlight your true meaning markers

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Topics: Workplace, Career Advice

How Workplace Mentoring Can Be Beneficial

Posted by Katie Whiting

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How does the mentee benefit?

Often the mentee benefits the most from a professional mentoring program – for example:

  • Experience: He/she has someone with greater knowledge and experience to turn to for advice.
  • Goal setting: Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.
  • Problem solving: When faced with a problem, the mentor may demonstrate a task, guide the employee through solving a problem, or critique the employee's work.
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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

Top Talent Drives Successful Companies (& NHL Teams)

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This week, Buffalo Sabres General Manager, Tim Murray, pushed his chips to the center of the table to pull off a blockbuster trade, with the centerpiece being Evander Kane, former 4th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft.  
The cost was high – ultimately, the Sabres had to swap defensemen (Tyler Myers for Zach Bogosian), with the price to haul Kane including a 2015 1st round pick and AHL/OHL prospects Joel Armia and Brandon Lemieux.  
Was the price too high? 
 
While only time will tell definitively, Murray’s logic is clear:  Add top talent with upside and subtract those that don’t fit your long term strategic organizational goals.
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Topics: Hiring Strategies

How to Maintain Happiness in the Workplace

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Shawn Achor is one of the leading research experts on the connection between happiness and success. In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn presents three proven strategies to help individuals see their reality differently in order to become more engaged, productive, and innovative in the workplace.

Strategy 1: Recognize Alternative Realities

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Topics: Workplace, Career Advice

The Importance of Valuing Temps

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Like we discussed in one of our previous blog posts, temporary workers can be extremely valuable assets to any company.

Let's quickly review why this is the case.

Temps provide their company:

  • Flexibility – Companies utilize temporary workers in an effort to better manage the ebbs and flows of their business.
  • Working interview – Temporary positions are viewed as a working interview. It gives candidates the opportunity to prove themselves and the employer a chance to review the candidate’s work before committing to him/her full-time.
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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies

3 Super Bowl Strategies For Building a Successful Company

Posted by Kevin Kerl

football-american-game-runner.jpgThe time of year has come and gone where we gather with family and friends and indulge in food and beverages while enjoying arguably the best sporting event of the year – the Super Bowl.

This past week I progressed through my standard pre-game rituals (skimming blogs, analyzing stats, listening to press conferences, etc.) like I do ever year.

However, this season included an aspect I had not experienced in years past, a reflection period.  For some reason I could not help but reflect on how building a successful football team paralleled a company’s efforts to build a successful company.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies

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