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Posted by Nikki Morrison on Thu, August 29, 2019

It’s been a national holiday for 125 years now. Labor Day is something that many people look forward to as it marks the beginning of one of the best seasons of the year – football. The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882, and it took 15 years for this day dedicated to the achievements of the American worker to catch on and be acknowledged nationwide. According to the Department of Labor, the “nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.” On Monday, September 2nd, city streets will be filled with parades and festivals honoring the contributions of our workforce.

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Posted by Nikki Morrison on Fri, August 23, 2019

By now it’s widely known that flexible work options, including the ability to work remotely, are near the top of today’s job seekers’ wish lists. Our own survey report on The Remote Workforce found that nearly 75% of millennials have expressed a desire to have more opportunities to work remotely. The shifting dynamic of where employees are clocking in from brings with it an increased focus on how to keep all workers, regardless of location, engaged and feeling valued.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, August 15, 2019

Finding the right candidate – especially when you need to fill a position fast – is like searching for a particular fish in the ocean. Sure, there might be plenty of fish out there, but they’re not all the same. You can’t afford to hire a great white shark when you work in a dolphin kind of culture (yes, we know dolphins aren’t actually fish. But you get the idea).

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Posted by Nikki Morrison on Thu, August 8, 2019

“That’s an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?” This is what President Hayes said to Alexander Graham Bell when he first saw the telephone in 1876. Now, fast forward over a century, and answer this question: what was the first thing you did when you woke up this morning? If you’re like most cell phone users, there’s a good chance you started your day by checking your device to catch up on the things you missed out on from the night before. It’s no secret that our phones have become our lifeline. As their capabilities continue to increase, so do the attachments we have to them.

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