Making the Most of Thanksgiving in CT – 2020

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It may be tempting to adopt a Scrooge-like attitude about Thanksgiving this year, as COVID-19 continues to grip the nation. For many, the folks around the Thanksgiving dinner table will be fewer in number this fourth Thursday of November. Maybe that means trading the traditional 22-pound turkey for a ten-pounder and choosing which two of […]

4 Strategies for Remote Work Success

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The perks of a work-from-home arrangement are many, a flexible schedule without a costly or crowded commute, for starters.  But dangers in the form of distractions and the lure of procrastination lurk in the shadows, threatening to sabotage productivity and sideline remote work success. Consider these key strategies for reaping the most from a work-from-home […]

Remote Work: Will the Trend Continue After the Pandemic?

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“Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries, and continents. ” — Michael Dell, Dell In March, when millions of workers found themselves working from home as shelter-in-place […]

The 2020 Thanksgiving Dilemma

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“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer  The question pinging through many a mind as the calendar flips to November: Will we have Thanksgiving this year? To be clear, it is not the date or day […]

Preparing Now for Holiday Staffing Support

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At times, 2020 seemed to creep along slowly as folks across the country waited for the COVID-19 pandemic to end. Now, we find ourselves in the last quarter of the year, still wading through the coronavirus crisis, with the holidays fast approaching. While this holiday season will undoubtedly look different than any in recent history, […]

5 Benefits of Effective Communication from the Management Team

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The most effective leaders possess a combination of skills and personality traits that meld to create a person capable of rallying the troops and leading the charge. A key component in the successful leader’s arsenal is the ability to communicate well. Whether in writing or via spoken conversations, among the workforce, the public, business associates, […]

Enjoy Autumn in Connecticut

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  — From Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery What could be more breathtakingly beautiful than autumn in Connecticut? The Constitution State typically enjoys a longer fall foliage season compared to the northern New England states. And this year, state foresters predict Connecticut’s autumn will […]

4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

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With the job market and general order of things in such flux, those on the prowl for a job must present themselves in the best way possible. A crucial part of that process is creating a dynamic picture of who you are, and what you can bring to a potential employer. Then, encapsulate all of […]

The Appreciation Factor”

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“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”                                                                           – Mary Kay Ash Money talks, but it is not always the loudest voice. When it comes to happiness and contentment on the job, money may only whisper. When the goal is to inspire and motivate, money is […]