How to Build a Strong Remote Workforce

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Last May, the Society for Human Resource Management and Oxford Economics noted the number of remote employees had skyrocketed between January and May of 2020. From 3% of salaried and 2% of hourly employees working remotely to a whopping 64% of salaried and 49% of hourly employees by the report’s release in early May. A […]


3 Strategies Toward Creating an Innovative Culture

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Fostering an innovative culture begins with a mindset – an attitude and purpose that encourages a spirit of innovation – from entry-level to the C-suite. Utilizing these three strategies will ensure both creating and building on that mindset. Weighing in on one side of the scales is management procedures; on the other, employee empowerment. When […]


The Realities of Long-Term unemployment

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The good news: fewer Americans are unemployed now than at any time since the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to shut down the U.S. economy. The bad news: The 6.7% unemployment rate in December is nearly twice that of the pre-pandemic rate of 3.5%. More bad news: The ranks of America’s long-term unemployed continue to swell. Although […]


A Look at the 2021 Connecticut Job Market

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With a ‘good riddance’ to 2020 and a hopeful eye toward 2021, Connecticuters are forging ahead. While the road back to a pre-pandemic economy promises to be challenging, predictors see great strides being made by the end of 2021. Pete Gioia, economic advisor to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, states, “The data points to […]


Gen Z Has Arrived

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Known by a variety of names—Generation Z, iGeneration, Digital Natives, centennials or most commonly, simply Gen Z—the folks born between 1996 and 2010 number some 74 million in the United States. And they are making their presence known in the job market. Gen Z is the first generation born into a world immersed in the […]


How to Be a Standout Employee    

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”    — Aristotle You’re the new guy or gal on the payroll. Of course, you want to perform your tasks and responsibilities well—that’s a given. But what you really want is to get noticed, to stand out, in a positive […]


Staying Focused on the Job

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Whether it’s the telephone ringing non-stop across the hall, the commotion of new construction next door, or the ping, ping of message notifications, staying focused on your job responsibilities can be challenging. Add worry about keeping the family healthy, the time constraints of juggling hectic schedules, and the always-present concerns about finances, and the amount […]


Building Employee Motivation

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“Motivation is perhaps the one staple feature of every successful workforce. It’s what gets the best out of your employees, enables productivity, boosts morale, and keeps your most skilled with you.” — From the Timely Blog Do you find motivating your workforce to be a challenge? Is that a resounding YES, I hear? You are […]


Starting 2021 with a Bang

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Without a doubt, 2020 tested us. Our resourcefulness and determination, our resilience and perseverance. Chances are both short-term, and long-term goals look different than what you had mapped out before the pandemic’s unprecedented entrance. Yes, while we are happy to have closed the book on 2020 and ushered in a new year, much uncertainty remains. […]


New Year Musings from Us to You

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If you find yourself slipping into the post-holiday blues, who could blame you? In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, economic upheaval, employment uncertainty, and for far too many folks, the grief of lost loved ones, we find ourselves facing an uncertain future. But wait – you can take steps to a joy-filled January. A […]