2018 Salary Forecast – What Should You Be Paying?

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2018 salary forecast

  Although it’s not the only important factor, a key part of attracting top talent to your organization is compensating them well. How do you know what your 2018 salary forecast should look like? Here are some early projections as reported by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). California-based compensation analytics firm, ERI Economic […]

How Robotics Employment is Impacting the Job Market

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Have you ever worried that one day, robots will take over the world? Sounds like a crazy thought. But as companies in some industries begin to replace human jobs with robots, some people fear that it’s just a matter of time until bots are ruling the entire galaxy. The good news is that robots taking […]

7 Jobs to Pursue if You’re Bilingual

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  Being fluent in more than one language can be a great thing. It opens your eyes to new cultures and gives you greater appreciation for the world around you. It can also make you a very attractive job candidate, especially for certain positions. Here are some of the top jobs to pursue if you’re […]

Less Conflict, More Productivity!

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By Cynthia Clay   Is there more or less conflict when teams work virtually? You might think that once you work from home (or a remote office), there are fewer people to get on your nerves and therefore your work environment will be more peaceful and conflict-free. The reality is that conflict may be hidden […]

How to Get Out of Your Job Rut

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Not digging your job these days? Think you might be in a job rut? Most everyone has experienced the feeling at least once or twice in their career. Sometimes it’s a temporary thing, but sometimes it’s serious enough to take an earnest look at your situation and see what you can do to make it […]

7 Ways to Give a New Employee a Warm Welcome

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Ways to Give a New Employee a Warm Welcome

One of the best ways for employers to retain their employees is to make sure they always have a sense of connection to the company’s mission and workplace culture. That connection is what sets your employees up for long-term success. And it should start on their first day of employment. Here are 7 ways to […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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This month, the U.S. Department of Labor observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) – an annual awareness campaign that educates about employment disability issues and celebrates individuals with disabilities and their contributions and achievements to the American workforce. This history of NDEAM dates back to 1945 when Congress declared the first week of October […]

What Makes a Great Project Manager?

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What exactly is “project management”? According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization with over 450,000 global members, project management is defined as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” Great! So what’s the definition of a project? PMI says a […]

How CT is Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2017

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Manufacturing Day 2017 is slated for this week – October 6th. This annual event, also known as MFG DAY, is celebrated throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has gained much popularity since its inception in 2012. Here’s a quick snapshot of what MFG DAY is all about and what it offers to manufacturers, youth […]

How to Make Your Move from Temp to Direct Employee

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In recent years, the use of temporary employees in the U.S. workforce has jumped considerably. According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million temporary and contract employees work for U.S. staffing agencies in an average week. And with this increase in temporary work in recent years comes an increase in the number of […]