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A Word about Welcoming New Workers: Three Secrets to Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention

First impressions apply to organizations as well as individuals.  If you’ve ever hired someone, you know that employers have a short window during which to capture the hearts and minds of a new employee. Unfortunately too frequently the window closes… about the same time that a door opens and the disappointed, disillusioned employee walks out! […]

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Back to School Inspires Goal Setting

Guest Blog by Jenna Giulioni The following post is an article that my 15-year-old daughter wrote for her high school newspaper.  It strikes me that we adults might benefit from this teenage wisdom on how to reach our goals. As the new school year fast approaches, there are two types of people, those praying for […]

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Hard Data about the Soft Skills Gap

 Which of the following do you feel best defines the ‘gap’ in the US workforce skills gap? Lack of soft skills Lack of technical skills Lack of strong leadership skills Lack of computer-based technology skills NA – I don’t think there is a gap in the US workforce This is the question recently asked by […]

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Staying Afloat

Paddle boarding is my favorite summer pastime. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a cross between kayaking and surfing that involves standing on a long board and using an oar to maneuver around a body of water. Easy, right? Not always. On a recent outing during which weather conditions were a little challenging, I […]

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Instigate Insight: A Constructive Conspiracy

Guest Post by Karen Voloshin, DesignArounds In their book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want two of my favorite colleagues Julie Winkle Giulioni and Beverly Kaye stress that  compelling conversation is at the heart of  career development that moves and inspires others. They go on to introduce us to three […]

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Dances of Protest

While away for some family vacation time, I’ve had a chance to do a lot more walking than I can normally squeeze in at home.  And, as a result, I’ve been reunited with some favorite old songs that don’t get cycled through the play lists as frequently as they might. Yesterday, it was Sting’s “They […]

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