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The best career advice for millennials from boomers and Gen X-ers

Millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, are missing soft skills and quitting jobs early, according to just about everyone. In fact, they’re quitting jobs earlier than any other generation, according to a survey by Upwork, which found 58% of millennials born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s expect to stay in a position for less than three years. On the other hand, Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1981) reported leaving a company after five years followed by baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) at seven years, according to the survey. So why do these generations feel...
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Why Aren’t Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

Why Aren't Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

People waiting for job interviewWhile we usually come up with our very own custom articles that matter to our candidates and clients, we came across this article on Forbes  from Chris Cancialosi about failing talent retention strategies and he wrote about both the problems and solutions so beautifully that we wanted you to hear it just as he said it!  We hear it all the time. The continuous chatter of experts reiterating the same old talking points about what organizations need to do to engage...
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Why Aren’t Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

Why Aren't Your Talent Retention Strategies Working?

People waiting for job interview While we usually come up with our very own custom articles that matter to our candidates and clients, we came across this article on Forbes  from Chris Cancialosi about failing talent retention strategies and he wrote about both the problems and solutions so beautifully that we wanted you to hear it just as he said it!  We hear it all the time. The continuous chatter of experts reiterating the same old talking points about what organizations need...
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18 CREATIVE AND SINCERE EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION IDEAS

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Today’s workplace is experiencing a shift from employee recognition as being “nice to have” to “need to have.”

A survey by World at Work reported that 88% of organizations have a staff recognition program in place — this can range anywhere from Employee of the Month to bonuses or gift cards.

But these traditional employee of the month ideas are starting to grow a reputation for being inauthentic and, frankly, boring.

In fact, according to our 2017 Employee...

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Leadership #LikeABoss – 6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2018

laintronet management recruitment facebook blog postThese are six basic ones, by no means an exhaustive list, but six reliable old ones to help get a new year off to a strong start. When it comes to management, we are a big believer in fundamentals than fancy.  Sure, there's nothing at all wrong with, say, presentation skills that spellbind an audience of thousands, but when it comes to operational effectiveness, chances are that will be determined by how well you execute fundamentals day in and day out.  In that spirit, here are 6...
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