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Competencies, Attributes and Traits: What’s the Difference?

Ask several people to explain the difference between competencies, attributes and traits, and chances are, you’ll get several different explanations. The truth is, there really is no one right definition for any of them, but they are very different nonetheless. For me, personality traits are more permanent and as a result, can be difficult to … Continue reading Competencies, Attributes and Traits: What’s the Difference?

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5 Ways To Help Employees Thrive When Returning from Parental Leave

When employees are returning to work after being on parental leave, they are often returning to a changed organization and possibly a different role. They may not know where they fit into the organization, or how to achieve the work-life balance they need to accommodate their new responsibilities. How can managers help? 1. Have a … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Employees Thrive When Returning from Parental Leave

What Do I Do Next? Navigate These 3 Situations With a Career Coach

Engaging a personal career coach is beneficial for those who are surviving, striving or thriving in many different circumstances. Since every person and every situation are different, career coaching must be customized for the individual and their needs. That being said, here are 3 situations in which career coaching will definitely help you perform – … Continue reading What Do I Do Next? Navigate These 3 Situations With a Career Coach

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Attention Students: What You Should Know About the Job Hunt

Businesses today are being extra cautious- even a bit stingy with hiring. That means if you’re looking for a job and have just completed your education, you’d better be prepared to face some pretty stiff competition. Finding that first job can be challenging, but not impossible. It’s true, the traditional method of pounding the pavement … Continue reading Attention Students: What You Should Know About the Job Hunt

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My #1 Tip for Successfully Returning to Work After Parental Leave

Returning to work from any leave can be overwhelming. Coming off a parental leave is particularly challenging due to the increased demands on your time and the changes in your priorities. Some of the stressors that are experienced when returning to work will come from inside the company. For example, you may have worked for an … Continue reading My #1 Tip for Successfully Returning to Work After Parental Leave