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Gems of Learning

I have been blessed this year with opportunities to hear some fantastic speakers and have insightful conversations.  I know these experiences were great because I can remember the presentation and I took lots of notes.  To this I say- “Big deal!”  While all of th.....
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Importance of Updated Resumes for Employees and Yes, Employers

Keeping your resume updated is important for telling your career story.  As cited in our recent blog, almost three-quarters of employees are looking for new jobs.  Here are six reasons you should embrace updating your resume.  Plus, reasons why employers should not p.....
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Thankful for Work

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  –Melodie Beattie, self-help book author I know the words “thankful” and “work” typically do not go together.  Yet, we spend so much time at work, complet.....
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Positive Communication Rebel Part Two: The Lifters

In my previous blog, I discussed encounters I had with people who took negative situations and used positive communications to see tremendous results in their organizations.  Let’s now focus attention on positive communication rebels who are what I call “The Lifter.....
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Positive Communication Rebels

Negativity surrounds us every day.  From the media to co-worker gossip, we are faced with a non-stop ambush of negative information and feedback.  Even the word “rebel” in the title has a negative connotation. But does it have to?  For five minutes, I would like .....
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Overcoming 3 Benefits Communication Obstacles

Benefits are important to employees, but in their time-short, sleep-deprived, cash-strapped world, benefits are not necessarily high on the “completely understood” list. I want to share three obstacles I have experienced regarding the importance of understanding emp.....
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5 Types of Employee Benefit Communication Errors

This blog is the first in a two-part series on benefit communication errors and bad benefit coverage assumptions. With benefits open enrollment right around the corner for many organizations, now is a great time to evaluate the success of employee benefits communication.....
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Contradictory Communication

Recently, I was driving a rental car to the suburbs north of Atlanta.  While I had an idea of where I was going, I decided to use my phone’s GPS to help guide me. En route, I realized that I needed to go to another location first so I entered new GPS information. I e.....
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New Perspectives Help Steer Your Own Personal Growth

I recently was asked to speak with a woman about her resume.  She was directed to me by someone who said she needed a new perspective on her job search.  The woman was trying to restart her career after going through a terrible family crisis.  Many people gave her re.....
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Importance of Vacation

Ah summer.  The time when many of us take a vacation.  But wait you say.  No time for vacation.  No money for vacation.  Afraid you’ll lose your job if you take vacation time.  This blog is for all of the save-my-vacation time and don’t-need-a-vacation employe.....
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