CBIA and CONNSTEP Announce Formal Partnership

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Two top Connecticut business groups recently announced they are joining forces to better support the state’s burgeoning manufacturing sector. On June 6, the CT Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization, and CONNSTEP, a leading CT business consulting firm, said they will create a formal partnership under one roof to better serve […]

How to Stay Productive During a Slow-Moving Job Search

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Kicking off a job search can be a very exciting time in your life, whether you just graduated from college or you’re just ready for a career change. Depending how fruitful your search is, however, it can also be a frustrating time. If your job search turns out to be a long and slow-moving one, […]

CT Opioid Addiction in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

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Opioid addiction has made its way into practically every corner of our country in recent years. So it should be no surprise that the epidemic has slowly spread from the home front to the workplace. For employers all over the country, including those in Connecticut, the struggle is real. Late last year, the Hartford Business […]

7 Common Hiring Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

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Hiring a new employee for your organization requires careful planning and a proven process, even if the situation warrants urgency. Which it often does. Whether it’s an emergency or not, rushing to hire someone just so you can quickly fill a vacant position is a big mistake. In fact, there are lots of hiring mistakes […]

7 Summer Perks for Employees

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Although it’s not officially summer, we’ve already celebrated the symbolic start of it —Memorial Day! It can be a challenge to keep employees focused and upbeat when the work days turn warm and co-workers start to embark on their vacations. Some employees mentally check out before they physically check out at the end of the […]

Should Your Small Business Use a CT Staffing Agency?

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Staffing agencies are playing a bigger role in providing employment services to small and mid-size companies. Why? Because they can deliver better job candidates while saving a company valuable time and money when it comes to hiring their workforce. Small businesses certainly can have their pick of staffing agencies. There are many out there – […]

Tips for Hiring and Managing a Virtual Workforce

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Virtual workplaces were once considered ineffective, tough to manage and hard to set up for success. My how times have changed. Today, virtual workforces are becoming the future of our employment landscape. Employers are implementing the popular work model in different ways. Some companies are giving employees the opportunity to split their time between remote […]

7 Cool Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

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  Did you totally miss Employee Appreciation Day 2018? Yep, it was March 2nd. If you forgot all about it, don’t sweat it. Because if you’re a standout employer that values its workers (and have the low turnover to prove it) then there’s a good chance you’re showing your appreciation on a more frequent basis […]

Finding Purpose with a Meaningful Career

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You’re likely familiar with this famous phrase: Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Some people might not agree with this sentiment, but others wholeheartedly do – especially those who find themselves in a meaningful career that gives them a sense of purpose. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t […]

3 Steps to Hiring Customer Service Rock Stars

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No matter the product or service being offered, having the ability to deliver amazing customer service is something that all companies need if they want to thrive in today’s highly competitive landscape. Dishing out bad customer service will make your customers run away and never look back. It’s true that some customer service functions are […]