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The Results Are In: Donation Drives Are the Top Way Companies Help Employees Give Back

In May, we asked readers how their companies help employees give back, and with 24% of the votes, “Donation drives (food, blood, clothing, etc.)” was the top choice. In second place was “Company-sponsored volunteer events” with 17%, followed by “Paid time off for volunteer/charitable activities” in third with 14%. The rest of the results were […]

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Five Steps for Crafting a Quick and Effective Elevator Pitch

According to the late author and motivational speaker Zig Zigler, “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” You never know when you might cross paths with someone who could impact your career or become your next big client. So, it’s important to have a well-crafted “elevator pitch” ready to go when you need to introduce yourself […]

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AMERICA EMPLOYED: Giving Up and Holding Out

The Plight of the Unemployed in America Today: 42% Say They’ve Given Up Looking for Work-Significantly Higher than 2017. New Survey Shows They’re Holding Out for $60,428 Average Income. If you’re unemployed in America today, chances are you have either given up looking for work, or you’re holding out, waiting for the perfect job to […]

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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Overcome Your Presentation Anxiety: 5 Quick Tips

Public speaking skills are always in high demand, and if you’ve been in the business world for any length of time, you’ve likely been called upon to present an end-of-the-year report to the board of directors or share a new marketing initiative with senior leadership. So, it’s important to hone your public speaking skills to […]

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“Active Listening and Relevant Questions” Most Improve a Job Candidates’ Chances

In February, we asked our readers what most improves a candidate’s chances during a job interview, and with 21% of the votes, “actively listens and asks relevant questions” was the top choice. “Skills and experience/work history” was second with 18%, followed by “engaging personality/enthusiasm” with 15%. The rest of the results were as follows: Cultural […]

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The 5 Types of People Successful Teams Need

For many college basketball fans, the month of March is synonymous with the NCAA playoffs. Out of approximately 350 schools that play Division 1 basketball, 68 of the best teams are selected to participate in the tournament to see who will be the one, undisputed college basketball champion. It takes a well-coordinated team to reach […]

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Performance Management: 4 Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Building and maintaining a high-performing team is the key to innovation and success. So, it’s imperative to consistently check in with your people to ensure they are happily engaged in their work. According to Gallup, companies with high employee engagement experience as much as 17% higher productivity and 21% greater business profitability. So, taking time […]

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The Results Are In: “Focus on Work-Life Balance” Top Professional Goal for 2018

In January, we asked our readers what type of personal, professional goals they set for themselves for the new year, and with 23% of the votes, “Focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Coming in second with nearly 12% of the votes each, respondents said they want to “Expand their professional network” and […]

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Staying Motivated: Positive thoughts for Achieving Your 2018 Goals

If you’ve stuck to your new year resolutions thus far, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. According to research from Statistic Brain, only about 58% of people stick to their resolutions past one month. As excitement for the new year starts to wane, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Whether your resolution […]

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