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We Wish You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM

We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. To our incredible team members, candidate network, Temporary Representatives, and client organizations, we thank you immensely. We are beyond grateful and appreciative of the community that supports JOHNLEONARD. We deeply value your relationship and would not be here without YOU.

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How to Manage Conflict in a Toxic Workplace

Posted by Madelyn Langley on Nov 10, 2022 10:34:53 AM

A toxic work environment is when employees find it challenging to work or progress in their careers due to the negative atmosphere created by coworkers, supervisors, the company culture itself, or a combination of those. You may feel disrespected, stressed, judged, isolated, bullied, and overall just sad. If you’ve ever experienced this type of dysfunctional workplace where conflict is common, you’ll understand that not all work environments are healthy and stress-free, this includes in-person and remote settings.

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5 Ways to Prevent Quiet Quitting in Your Workplace

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 27, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Are your employees disengaged? Do they feel unappreciated? Are they experiencing job burnout? If so, they may have already, or soon will, "quiet quit". In today’s labor market, talent is scarce and employers can't afford to have unproductive, dissatisfied employees in an unhealthy workplace. Watch our short video to learn more about this phenomenon and 5 proactive ways to avoid having a team full of quiet quitters.

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Sales Call Tips for Building Strong Connections

Posted by Sam Mulrenin on Sep 22, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Strong relationships are the foundation of a great sales call. Just like you take time to research and qualify prospects, you need to take the time to build and nurture a genuine business relationship. Before you jump on the phone and start selling your product or service, follow these tips so you can prepare to build an effective and long-lasting relationship.

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Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: 5 Attributes of a Successful Team

Posted by Connor Avery on Aug 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Teams can be found in many places or settings. Throughout our lives we often find ourselves being on a new team that has a cast of different players. In some instances, this may have been on an athletic field or through an extra circular activity. In our places of work, it continues to be a part of our lives. Thus in these new experiences or settings, you may find yourself wondering why previous teams you were a part of were able to be successful. Here I will touch on 5 different attributes that create a strong team!

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Strategies to Support Employees During Tough Times

Posted by Cori Forbes on Jul 19, 2022 10:00:00 AM

No one needs me to tell them that the past few days, weeks, months, and years have been challenging. On a personal, professional, local, national, and global level, it seems as though each day welcomes us with more devastating news and tumultuous situations. It’s critical for employers to realize that employees are overly affected by what’s happening in the world and need support from their employers.

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A Message From Our CEO: A Positive Future Outlook Despite Pandemic

Posted by Linda J. Poldoian on Jun 30, 2022 10:30:03 AM

COVID-19 Recession

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant hardship to the U.S. economy. From the very beginning of the crisis, the labor market was severely disrupted, sending the unemployment rate to record highs and causing millions of Americans to leave the labor force. Congressional Research Service data shows, that in April 2020, the unemployment rate reached 14.8%—the highest rate observed since data collection began in 1948, and nonfarm payrolls shed 22.1 million jobs between January 2020 and April 2020. Many individuals left the workforce over this period, and by April 2020 the labor force participation rate declined to 60.2%, a level not seen since the early 1970s.

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5 Tips for Crafting a Professional Out-Of-Office Message

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As emails have become and will continue to be a priority of choice when it comes to communicating with client organizations, having a clear and succinct out-of-office (OOO) message is imperative in keeping activity and interactions fluid throughout a business engagement. An out-of-office message is an automated response notifying the sender that you will be away from your desk and will not be reading or responding to emails in a normal timely fashion. 

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How to Be a Better LGBTQIA+ Ally at Work

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Jun 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Happy Pride Month! June is the dedicated month to celebrate LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual) culture and victories, uplift LGBTQIA+ voices, and support LGBTQIA+ rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice.

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Acceptable Reasons for Calling Out of Work

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 12, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Whether your job is Temporary/ Contract, Temp-to-Hire, Direct-Hire, remote or on-site, calling out of work from time to time is inevitable. You might need to miss work for family emergencies, medical issues, scheduled appointments, etc. Managers understand that their employees are human and life happens, expectedly and unexpectedly. The best thing to do is respectfully and briefly inform your supervisor of why you need to take time off. You don’t need to go into detail, legally there are federal limitations to what an employer can ask when you call out sick, unless you’re covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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