How Not to Lose Your Workforce to The Great Resignation

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And we thought the “unprecedented times” would end as the coronavirus outbreak waned. In 2020, people came to loathe the term “unprecedented,” as it was bandied about continually, making an appearance in nearly every discussion. But honestly, what word could better describe the three-quarters of 2020 and into the first quarter of 2021 when the […]

The Great Resignation

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You have probably heard the swirling mass of speculation and opinions concerning the latest trend in the hiring world, “The Great Resignation,” coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M University associate management professor. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Klotz predicted that people who stayed with their current job during the uncertainty of the pandemic are […]

Returning to The Workforce

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You’ve been absent from the workforce for one, two, five, or even ten years. This break in your career may have been prompted by the desire to be a stay-at-home parent, the choice to further your education, a since-resolved health situation, a stint of volunteer service, or a longing to see the world. Possibly a […]

Happy 245th Birthday, U.S.A.!

By | | A.R. Mazzotta News

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You […]

“Ghosting” in HR

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Ghosting: the act of suddenly ceasing communication with another party The term “ghosting” had its origins in the dating world, gaining fame when the media took a big-time interest in the demise of a renowned Hollywood star’s romantic relationship. This media frenzy attached the previously little-used term coined by New York writer Hannah VanderPoel—ghosting—to the […]

4 Tips for Motivating Seasonal Employees

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Summer is upon us, which means ‘tis the season for seasonal employees. Filling these slots on the roster is key to keeping up with summer business levels. Bottom line: you need seasonal workers. But the “seasonal” aspect to these positions, the fact that they are temporary rather than long-term positions, may initiate a ho-hum, less-than-motivated […]

Job News for 2021 Graduates

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There’s plenty of news on the job front for 2021 graduates about to embark on their careers. Some of it is good—great even—while some fall somewhere between not-so-good and very bad. The great: the job market’s hot as the country emerges from the pandemic. The not-so-good: the competition to snag jobs is fierce. The really […]

Highlight Your Best Qualities with the STAR Format

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The use of “behavioral interviews” has reached trending levels. This new way of conducting interviews provides key, evidence-based insights into what you, the potential employee, can bring to a company. The hallmark feature of this technique is the open-ended questions that will probe into your past work experiences. This approach leaves hiring managers and HR […]

5 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions

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Every employer knows the goal of an interview is to uncover crucial details about the candidate—to discover the essential things about this person who might be spot on for your organization –or the furthest thing from a right fit. A job application can only reveal so much, and even a detailed resume won’t tell you […]

What Does an Administrative Assistant Do?

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When inquiring about the role of an administrative assistant, you may hear songs of praise that include phrases such as “the glue that holds the company together,” “couldn’t make it without him/her,” “MVP,” or other glowing terms of endearment. Why? Because a stellar administrative assistant can indeed be a dynamic force equivalent to a secret […]