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Steady Eddie vs the Blue Flamer . . . and Why You Need Them Both on Your Team

Every company has them, the Steady Eddies and the Blue Flamers. But not every company is smart enough to treat them with the respect they deserve. A company without the right mix of both is not functioning optimally.   The Blue Flamer   You’ve seen her. Prepared for anything that comes her way; she often has the answer…

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Ten New Things to Try at Work this Week

*Originally Published –  April 20, 2015 Feeling a little overwhelmed, or worse yet, underwhelmed at work?  Is it time to shake things up, get the creative juices stirring, bring some passion back to your nine-to-five? Spring is here.  In my northern hometown it’s still a bit chilly (it will dip below freezing again tonight.  Sigh).  But…

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Temps for vacation coverage Y/N?

Right off the bat let me start by saying, “Yes!  Almost always yes!”  I might be biased because my world is temp-focused, however, there are many advantages to having a temporary employee join your team!   “I don’t have time to train” This is the most common statement I hear. And most of the time…

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Millennials: Can’t live with them… pass the Pomme Frites.

Millennials are generally defined as “a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000”… As an elder of said generation, I feel it’s important to understand why Gen Y, those born in the 1980’s and 1990’s, is of particular interest in Pop Culture, Marketing and specific to my current thesis, the workplace. For a hiring…

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How to Hire Right

Making the decision to bring in a new person onto your team is an extremely important decision, especially in our economic times, where you don’t have the budget (or time) for a poor hire. Done poorly, hiring the wrong person can be an extremely expensive mistake that could set you back months and potentially do…

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The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance   As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and…

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Please bear with us…

This week marks the installation of beautiful new cubicles into our office! Because of this process, our inter-office phone system will be in slight disarray on Thursday and Friday of this week (Nov 21 and 22nd) while we dismantle and remove the existing desks. We ask that you please bear with us during this process. Please feel…

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Health and Wellness in the Office

Money is not the only thing that employees work for—they are also searching for environments that provide flexibility, fun, trust and balance as well as opportunity-rich experiences. Employers need to build in the health and wellness “attraction” factor. More and more employers are offering their staff health and wellness perks that are of little cost…

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I love this place!

Having fun at work is good for business because people like doing business with people who are having fun. In other words, figure out what you love and make it happen! These are the things that I love.

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