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  • Relocation May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
    by Alexandra Levit - January 5, 2018
    In a research paper, Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration, Greg Kaplan and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis analyzed the secular decline in interstate migration in the United States between the early 90s and the early aughts. They found that while gross flows of people across states are about 10 times larger than net flows, they declined by around 50 percent over the study&rs...
  • Key areas for routine
    by Steve Farber - January 4, 2018
    Routines are a normal part of life for most successful people – even for those who consider themselves spontaneous. And speaking as someone who considers himself spontaneous, let me just say this: Thank goodness, we can rule over our routines rather than allowing them to rule over us. Routines don’t have to be rigid. They don’t have to become boring. They don’t have to create ruts that get us stuck l...
  • What Can Job Seekers Expect in 2018?
    by Debra Wheatman - January 3, 2018
    Clearly, 2017 was a year of change in the job market. The improving economy and market record highs have made for low levels of unemployment. Just a few short years ago, employers held all the cards, but that has changed. In a tight labor market, candidates wield power that they didn’t have until recently. The job market is projected to continue its current trajectory into the New Year. Here are some trends that we can e...
  • Actualizing Your New Year's Career Resolution
    by Linda Dobogai - January 2, 2018
    With the start of each new year, many people feel a tug to make a positive change in their lives. It may be driven by a need to improve physical, economic, or career fitness. For those looking to improve career prospects, this may involve starting a new job hunt or positioning themselves for a promotion. Begin with a Self-Assessment. What needs to change in your current circumstances to bring you greater prosperity or job s...
  • Don't Get Lost in Logic - Let Creativity Soar!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - December 27, 2017
    In a recent interview with my good friend Alisa Cohn, entrepreneurial coach, I asked her for her thoughts on the biggest leadership challenges for CEOs and founders of startups. Alisa, voted one of Boston’s Top 10 coaches by Women’s Business, executive coach and Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach, taught me quite a bit! Below are learnings from our conversation that I think will help you too. Marshall: I’ve foun...
  • 3 Tips on...a Variety of Career and Personal Growth
    by Carole Kanchier - December 26, 2017
    * 3 tips for making most of holiday season - Know yourself and job target. - Prepare an elevator speech. - Build your online professional profile on social media channels, and network at holiday events. * 3 tips for achieving - Measure success by your standards. - Enjoy the process mastery. - Set attainable goals. * 3 tips for growing in current job - Identify needs, skills and other personal qualities you want...
  • Are You on Top of HR Disruption?
    by Alexandra Levit - December 22, 2017
    HR used to be easy. Hand out cut-and-dry information, and make sure said employees consumed said information. But today, technology innovations impacting HR business processes have professionals simultaneously looking for ways to uplevel the function, and fearing that machines will take their jobs. Specifically, HR pros have had to contend with the following transformations, as the field moves from: Transactional HR to...
  • 7 Pro Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 21, 2017
    After conducting a career assessment, it’s time to chart your career path for the year to come. In order to get you there, here are a few tips from some career experts for creating a roadmap to achieving success. Make Yourself Valuable & Your Work Quantifiable Executive Recruiter and Career Transition Coach Brian Howard said you can make yourself more valuable as a professional by going over and above what is requi...
  • The Revival of the Integrated Life
    by Steve Farber - December 19, 2017
    There’s this idea of late that the younger generations place a higher priority on living an integrated life than older generations. But I’m not so sure this is a generational concept. Instead, I suspect it’s more of a trend of our times, a trend that involves most of the workforce regardless of age. The belief that we should strive for balance in our work lives has been gaining momentum for a couple of dec...
  • Managing Criticism at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - December 18, 2017
    Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something, according to Wikipedia. We all have to handle negative feedback at times. Some of it may be constructive feedback, and some may be cruel! Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagu...