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Amy Polefrone
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Talking ‘Bout My Generation! Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Gen X?  Millennials?  What's the current terminology?  And what age group does each include?  Face it, in any given workplace, you can expect to have 4-5 generations working together!  Let's talk about how gaps between these came about, what the current business landscape looks like, and why you should challenge assumptions to ultimately bridge those generations. Generations in the Workplace…



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Jaime
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Employee Appreciation

The number one reason why most Americans leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. Employee appreciation is a must-have for organizations that value employee engagement. Showing appreciation for employees can increase productivity, customer service and product development. Companies who participate in employee recognition report a turnover rate 23% lower than at companies without a recognition program, and 41%…



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Jaime
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What Not to Say During an Interview

Interviews can be tough. They’re stressful, anxiety provoking and call for extra-strength deodorant. In an interview, your goal is to get across to the interviewer why you—above all the other applicants—are the right person for the job. The hiring manager is looking for the candidate with just the right set of skills, the ideal personality, and the drive to make…



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Jaime
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10 Tips for Team Building

Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, results in being a part of something larger than yourself. Team members understand the mission or objectives of your organization. In a team-oriented environment, you contribute to the overall organization by doing your job well and helping others to do their jobs well. Getting a team to work efficiently requires focus on team building.…



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Jaime
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Just a Minute, Boss. My Cell phone is Ringing.

These days, we’re never on the go without a cell phone in hand. Whether you are a GenXer at the hair salon, a millennial on a mountain bike or a soccer mom at the grocery store, we depend on the connectivity that a cell phone provides.  Smart phones provide our news and our entertainment.  When we find ourselves unexpectedly without…



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Jaime
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Five Tips on Working from Home

In today’s interconnected world, working doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to a grey-walled office building filled with rows of cubicles. It doesn’t need to mean you’re jumping on a plane every couple of days, or that you’re in constant competition for the room with the biggest view. Working from home has become increasingly possible and popular. More than 30…



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Jaime
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Hey There, Let’s Decorate!

Do you look around your workplace and think, “Man, this place is drab?” Does your work environment remind you of an uninspired school classroom? Are there faded posters on the walls that have been there since 1972? If the walls of your workspace are tired, your employees might be less than inspired when they walk into work each day. There’s…



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Jaime
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The Key to Avoiding Turnovers

Hi Again!   Jaime Marie here, ready to talk through one BIG struggle many companies seem to have. New employees coming and going, always having to “show the ropes” to fresh faces. It’s time consuming, it affects production rates, and it’s frustrating for existing staff. Every boss’s question: how do you avoid turnovers and stay fully staffed? The ultimate answer:…



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Jaime
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Bring Your Child to Work Day

Hello, Readers!   Don’t you love reminiscing about old times? Those experiences shared with parents, siblings, neighborhood pals or even simply classmates throughout the years. Many may say they distinctively recall going to work with their parent once or twice throughout their schooling careers… With the school year quickly approaching, parents everywhere are scrambling to get all the correctly colored…



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Jaime
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Hello Friends!                                  Don’t worry- I’m not going to try and talk you into throwing your entire vegetable drawer into a blender and drinking it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, I am here to talk to you about the importance of taking care of your body and your mind while tackling your day to day […]

-Health and Well Being in Your Work World