Managing Emotions in the Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, the environment is one of the major factors in employee success and tenure. A positive environment will usually earn long term loyalty, whereas a negative environment can prompt even the most determined employee to start brushing up resumes and submitting job applications. Inevitably though, even in the best work…

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Tips for Telecommuting

This year has definitely seen telecommuting become the new normal for many jobs; in fact, Flexjobs stated: “A whopping 74% of respondents in an annual survey believe that flexible working has become the ‘new normal.’”  Who would have guessed a few months ago that most of us would be working full time from home? Some…

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What is Employee Engagement and How to Encourage It

We feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work Businesses and corporations have recently put a lot of energy into providing a positive, upbeat work environment. Although those are great ambitions, and should be considered, it doesn’t necessarily produce the complete package of positive effects that employers may be looking for. Measures taken to increase…

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A Great Career Choice for Millennials: Property & Casualty Insurance

In a recent conversation with my daughter-in-law, she made some interesting comments regarding the Insurance Industry.  “When I heard that my brother was going into the Property and Casualty insurance arena for his new career, I thought he would hate it. As a millennial, I thought there couldn’t be a less exciting industry to focus…

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Why Work is Good for Us

We all like to joke about how unpleasant Mondays can be. Usually Mondays get a bad rap because it means the weekend has officially ended and it’s time to go back to work. But in all seriousness, work is good for us, and it has many advantages beyond pay checks and health insurance coverage. As…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Workplace

Gratitude is a theme for this season of the year. As a culture there has been an upward trend to find room for daily expressions of gratitude as a means of positivity and personal growth. Sadly, practicing gratitude in the workplace is a concept few companies actually embrace as part of their vision and culture….

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Is Fourth Quarter A Good Time to Change Jobs?

People typically begin evaluating their current job and their career goals in January. After all, it’s a time for reflection and New Year’s resolutions, but holding off on your job search until the first of the year is not always the best call. If you are considering making a job change, you might be surprised…

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Is Corporate Culture on Your Mind?

It is 2019 and job seekers have corporate culture on their minds. If you are wondering what corporate culture is, this article by Inc.com describes it this way: “Corporate culture refers to the shared values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs that characterize members of an organization and define its nature. Corporate culture is rooted in an…

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Is It Legal to Ask About a Candidate’s Salary History?

In the past, asking a potential employee about their salary history was a common part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers would use this information to eliminate over- and under-qualified candidates from the search, as well as to determine a good offer for new hires.  Recently, however, there has been a growing trend…

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Don’t Jump the Gun: Quitting Your Old Job Without a New One

Making important decisions is never easy and deciding to change jobs is often a monumental one. There are always so many factors to consider before making the final call, with timing being chief among them. To resign prematurely often brings unwelcome consequences, both financially and professionally; therefore, we generally recommend waiting until you have first…

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