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The Results Are In: The Most Shocking Interview Behaviors

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers about the most shocking interview behaviors they’ve witnessed, and a few of them may surprise you. “I was interviewing a registered nurse who ate through the entire interview,” wrote one respondent. “First, a banana … then, a jar of peanuts … then, an apple! All […]

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Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Many people enter college with clear career goals in mind, while others use those years to figure it out on the fly. Either way, no matter which approach you took to college, it’s very likely that the profession you ended up in after college bears no resemblance to the one you spent four or more […]

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Infographic: A Guide to Starting that Task You’ve Been Avoiding

We all have that one task that always seems to be looming in the background while we try not to notice it. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some great insight into how to stop procrastinating and attack those pesky tasks head on!

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The Results Are In: How Often You Change Workplace Passwords

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers how often they change the passwords on work devices, including computer, mobile phone, apps, etc. And with 49% of the votes, the top response wasn’t all that surprising. Most individuals only change their passwords when they’re told to. The second highest response was “Quarterly” with […]

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Question of the Month: What Are the Most Shocking Interview Behaviors?

Question of the Month: What Are the Most Shocking Interview Behaviors?

From texting to chewing gum to bringing a friend, there are many bad behaviors that may seem obvious to most job seekers. However, if you’ve been in a hiring position for any length of time, you know people can surprise you. For our June question of the month, we want to know what bad behaviors […]

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Talent Wars: How Much Money Does It Take to Keep an Employee?

Good talent is hard to find, and the tight labor market is leading some employers to wage bidding wars over talent. But how much money is enough to convince an employee to turn down a job offer and stay with their current employer? In a recent survey, Express Employment Professionals posed that question to job […]

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The Results Are In: Increasing Pay to Retain Star Employees

In April, we asked readers if a star employee were offered a job with another company, how much of a pay increase over their current salary or wage would they offer to retain them? And with 39% of the votes, the top response was a 5 – 10% increase, followed by an 11 – 15% […]

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Two-Thirds of Businesses See Applicants Fail Drug Tests

Marijuana Legalization Poses Challenges for Businesses; Big Jump in Areas Where State Laws Have Changed The number of open jobs in the country exceeds the number of unemployed workers, but for many Americans, there is still something standing between them and a job: drug use and drug testing. In a survey fielded by Express, 65% […]

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Question of the Month: How Often Do You Change Your Work Passwords?

Question of the Month: How Often Do You Change Your Work Passwords?

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading cyber economy researcher, “cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021—exponentially more than the damage inflicted from natural disasters in a year, and more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.” Businesses at all levels invest significant resources each year to cybersecurity, […]

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Infographic: The Truth About Annoying Co-workers

In the approximately 90,000 hours the average person will spend at work during a lifetime, it’s inevitable there will be some friction from time to time with a co-worker or two. Check out this infographic from Olivet Nazarene University for some great insight and statistics about those “annoying” co-workers and how we often respond to them.  

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