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6 Body Language Tips for Mastering Video Interviews

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2020

Zoom and other video platforms have become a part of our everyday lives in recent months. And, while we may have mastered turning our video and audio on, we still need to be aware of the virtual impression that we make with our body language. This holds true whether you are the interviewer or the…

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OSHA Publishes FAQs on Keeping Workers Safe from the Spread of COVID-19

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 13th, 2020

On Jul. 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a page of FAQs regarding the spread of COVID-19 and how to best keep workers safe from infection. OSHA developed these FAQs from inquiries from the public. The questions cover 13 different topics, including Personal Protective Equipment and Return…

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Top Skill Sets in Demand for Entry-Level Roles Include Many Soft Skills

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 5th, 2020

New college grads are facing a tough job market, and one that has changed tremendously since the COVID-19 crisis began. In addition to the obvious hard qualifications, employers are seeking entry-level candidates who are also well-equipped with an array of soft skills. What are Hard and Soft Skills? Hard skills are typically related to specific…

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U.S. DOL Releases Online Tool to Help Employees Determine Paid Sick Leave Eligibility Due to Coronavirus

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 5th, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor recently launched an interactive online tool for employees to help them determine their eligibility for sick leave due to coronavirus. The tool guides the employee through a series of questions to learn if the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to their employer. If…

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New Colorado Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave to Take Effect Jan. 1, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 5th, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the Colorado State Legislature passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, mandating that Colorado companies provide paid sick leave in Colorado. This Act becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2021 for employers with 16 or more employees. For employers with 15 or fewer employees, the Act takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022.…

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Supreme Court Rules for Federal LGBT Workplace Protections

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 25th, 2020

On Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. For the first time on a national level, this decision has extended federal workplace protections to the LGBT community. In a landmark 6-3 decision, the Court…

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The Benefits of Pushing Back Retirement – For Employees and Employers

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 12th, 2020

A job has historically been seen as a way to earn a living. But in today’s world, jobs offer a multitude of benefits outside of money. Many find their jobs to be the source of friendships and stimulation that are hard to find elsewhere. Others find they need health insurance and other benefits their job…

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How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Resume

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 12th, 2020

We all know the importance of a first impression. Often, it’s what determines whether you’re invited into the office to meet in person after a phone interview. But these days first impressions are happening without your knowledge. No longer is the first impression made over the phone or in person. Instead, the employer makes this…

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Your Social Media Profile Could be the Difference Between an Offer and a Rejection

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 6th, 2020

It’s no secret that your online presence follows you. As they say, once something is on the internet, it’s there forever. So, job seekers need to be careful about what they post on their personal social media profiles – because companies are looking! A new survey by The Manifest, a business news website, found that…

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day – Apr. 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020, is Administrative Professionals Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the hard work and significant contributions of all levels of administrative staff. Ask any accomplished business executive or department manager and they’ll tell you the same thing: Their executive and administrative assistants are instrumental in ensuring their office is organized and…

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