3 Reasons Why Age Diversity in the Workplace is Important

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  Workplace diversity is a hot industry topic these days, but much of the discussion tends to focus on adding diversity through gender and ethnicity. While this type of workplace diversification is extremely important, age diversity is another equally important piece of the story. Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse Workforce, an executive briefing from […]


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, […]


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 […]