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5 Reasons Why Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program is Important

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

More so now than ever, organizations are making workplace wellness programs a top priority. Establishing and maintaining these programs offers a work environment that promotes healthier habits, and develops a positive office culture where people genuinely want to be. More and more employers are concerned about the health and well-being of their employees, so it comes with no surprise that having a structured wellness program in place has become increasingly popular.

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Tips to Help You Stay on Track When Working From Home

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 23, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Given the unprecedented situation that the world is in right now and out of an abundance of caution, millions of organizations globally are working remotely. As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, we will continue to see organizations of all different sectors and sizes encourage or mandate their employees to work from home if their job permits them. For many companies, this will be a first time experience.

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How Your Organization Can Show PRIDE

Posted by Cori Forbes on Mar 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM

In recent years, there has been significant progress made towards the equality and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) and gender-expansive community. But there is so much more to be done when ensuring LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in the workplace.

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Why You Should Hire Nontraditional Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 5, 2020 9:04:54 AM

So far in the new decade, the unemployment rate has sat at a low 3.6% and the labor force participation rate has continued to increase, currently at 63.4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A thriving job market is excellent news, specifically for job seekers. It’s no secret it’s a candidate-driven market, meaning organizations are competing with each other to attract and retain top talent. In fact, according to a ManpowerGroup survey, attracting and retaining skilled workers has rarely been more challenging as 69% of U.S. companies report talent shortages – the highest in over a decade! Now more than ever, recruiting is absolutely essential for organizations.

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Is a Candidate a Good Fit or a Good Interviewee?

Posted by Megan Jewell on Dec 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There are countless resources available to help individuals prepare for interviews, whether it be a workshop, an online resource or a book. While these tools are extremely helpful for those interviewing, it can make the job of the hiring manager difficult. Interviewers have to decipher the difference between someone who is just a good interviewee versus someone who is a good fit for the position. Of course, a good candidate can be great at interviewing, too, but it’s crucial a hiring manager doesn’t hire someone solely based on their impressive interview skills.

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SURVEY: “Some Like it Hot” & Other Office Squabbles

Posted by Jennifer DeLucia on Aug 8, 2019 10:50:00 AM

As the summer is now in full swing and the temperatures outside are high, there has been a lot of attention placed on social media recently surrounding one of the oldest, fiercest battles that is currently being waged within offices around the country…the thermostat setting. Although office temperature seems like a minor issue, it does have a significant negative impact on employee’s productivity and morale.

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6 Ways to Make Your New Hire Feel Welcome

Posted by Brianna Puccia on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Beginning a new job is a big change and can be overwhelming. Many people feel nervous before their first day, wondering if they will fit in with the company culture and get along with their new colleagues. During a new hire’s first few weeks it is important that you, as a supportive employer, help ease the transition into their new position and the organization. For advice on how to make your newest employee feel welcome and comfortable, consider these six points.

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6 Best Ways to Stay Focused During the Workday (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Staying focused for an extended period of time during a long and busy workday can be difficult. Depending on what tasks you need to complete, some days will likely be harder to remain motivated than others. When you have multiple distractions coming your way, such as the phone constantly ringing or catching up with a colleague, you may find that you are running short on time to complete your work.

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The JOHNLEONARD Summer Outing at Urban Axes

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 21, 2019 11:30:28 AM

Last night, for our annual summer outing, the entire JOHNLEONARD Team buried the hatchet at Urban Axes in Somerville.

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6 Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask and Why

Posted by Madison Norman on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

It is inevitable that some of your employees will leave and pursue new opportunities no matter how much time and money you invest in retention strategies. When this happens, it is beneficial to conduct an exit interview as a way to receive honest feedback so you can continue to improve the position and your organization. By using this data and implementing these suggested changes, your organization will reduce turnover and progress as a whole.

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