How the Pandemic is Financially Impacting our Youth

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The Pandemic has had a financial impact on everyone, but those most affected are under 25 years old.  While the pre-pandemic economy was strong across some sectors, poverty among young adults was growing. An age group already struggling with student loan debt, limited financial aid, high insurance rates, low credit scores, and inadequate health insurance […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health

How’s your mental health at work? April is stress awareness month, so there’s no better time to talk about your mental health. Mental health in every setting is essential, but one area that is often overlooked is the workplace. How are you prioritizing your mental health? Is your workplace supporting your journey towards improving the […]

Self-Care Tips for Virtual Workers

Self-care

For many people, work-from-home was just a dream. In 2020 it became a reality for many of us. After a year, however, many of us are hitting a wall. Virtual work has some unique challenges. To ensure a positive work-from-home experience, you need to take steps to set yourself up for success.  You also need […]

Are you in transition? Take steps ahead to your next adventure

New Career Ahead

In today’s economy, career transitions are the norm, not the exception.  The average person will change careers five to seven times during their working life.  You’re not alone! A career change can be unsettling, but it doesn’t have to be a negative experience.  Job transitions can be beneficial financially and mentally if you prepare well.  […]

Building Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Workplaces

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are not just buzz words. They are a business imperative for businesses who want to succeed.  A study by McKinsey in 2018 showed the connection between diversity and financial performance.  Higher gender diversity companies performed 21 percent better than the national median, and companies with higher racial/ethnic diversity performed […]

Shecession – the COVID side effect that a vaccine can’t prevent.

Shecession

Shecession, coined by C Nicole Mason, president, and chief executive of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, is a term meaning an economic crisis that disproportionally affects women. On February 7, 2021, a New York Times article reports 4,637,000 payroll jobs lost by women in the US since March 2020 compared to 3,829,000 total payroll […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History Month and gives us an opportunity to celebrate Black culture and history. 45 years ago, in the late 1970s, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In […]

Dynamic Teams & Working Styles

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There are many things that make our team well… dynamic. One of the most unique facets is that our team works remotely full-time. We’ve been doing it for a while, so the work from home part is not new to us. The at home all the time part is! For some of us we’ve suddenly […]

The Age of the Virtual Job Fair

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Everything looks a bit different now in the workforce world, and the job fair is part of that change.  Virtual job fairs have been coming to prominence for some time, but now more than ever they are the way to connect job seekers to hiring managers.  We don’t expect this to end anytime soon.   That’s […]

Building Your Skills & Resume in a Time of Crisis

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Much of the world has been at a standstill since March, but that doesn’t mean your career has to be.  This might be a good time for you to work on building your portfolio. An updated resume can show your value to future employers in a more appealing way.  If you’ve been furloughed, had hours […]