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Our last post contrasted a Growth Mindset with a Fixed Mindset. People with a growth mindset believe that dedication and hard work can develop or enhance skills, talent and intelligence. Those with a fixed mindset, on the other hand, believe that all they have to work with are the intelligence and innate talents they acquired […]

Fraud Alert

It has come to our attention that false recruiters with fake Indeed job postings are luring job-seekers desiring to work from home into cashing checks on their behalf. Once the candidate cashes the check they are then being asked to buy dollars in excess of the check amount in gift cards and giving these false […]

Adaptability has always played a key role in workplace success. But it seems as though now more than ever, our careers require us to adapt continually. Over the past 25 years, increased automation, AI and economic trends have increasingly made “punching the clock” a thing of the past. In fact, according to a new report […]

Workplace Flexibility

As many visitors from abroad have remarked, the American work ethic is quite amazing. Highly impressive, in the eyes of many. People wake up five (or six) days a week, and many of them drive long distances, dealing with gridlock, road rage and other hurdles, to put food on the table and earn a living. […]

5 Tips Midyear Review

Midyear performance reviews are a great opportunity for employers and employees to check in with each other and compare perceptions. A midyear review is a formal means for employers to discuss employees’ progress on goals and performance to date. It also allows employees to get a better idea of how they and their work are […]

5 Smart Reasons to Hire Vets

“If you own a business, the best way to thank a Veteran is to hire one. “— Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, 20.4 million men and women were veterans, accounting for about 8% of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and older. The unemployment […]

Applicant Ghosting

“Ghosting” is the term that describes what happens when a job applicant, clearly on track to being hired, suddenly ends all communication with the prospective employer without a goodbye or an explanation. According to an article published by SHRM, companies say growing numbers of applicants — even new hires who are still getting their feet […]

According to Undercover Recruiter, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to replace 16% of HR jobs within the next 10 years. Artificial intelligence is particularly poised to assist HR teams with the repetitive, time-consuming tasks of recruiting — potentially saving thousands of dollars per employee per year and improving the overall quality of hires. Given that […]

Become an Indispensable Employee

Let’s start with the word indispensable. According to Merriam-Webster,indispensable means absolutely necessary or essential. “Being indispensable at work means that your supervisors count on you so much that without you, the productivity of your department might suffer, or at least that’s the perception,” says Andy Teach, author of From Graduation to Corporation, and host of […]

Geographical Location

Finding the right job can be challenging. Many factors come with applying for a new position. These include salary, commute time, benefits and overall work environment. One factor, however, often stands out above the rest: geographical location. For many students, location may have a dramatic impact on job satisfaction. For example, if you want to […]