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Why Being Late to Work Is Hurting Your Reputation

From childhood we are taught that tardiness is unacceptable, whether it be receiving an admonishing note from an elementary teacher for being late to school, or a negative comment from a college friend after being late to a coffee date.  However, being late in these situations had few, if any, long-term effects.  Fast-forward to adulthood though, and a habit of…

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Class Clown: Is Telling Jokes at Work A Good Idea?

All of us enjoy making others laugh now and then (as long as they’re not laughing at us), and few things are better than a chuckle with friends about a good joke.  However, taking jokes into the workplace can be risky business.  While it seems like fun and games, humor in the office can actually have some major ramifications, both…

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Hitting the Right Note: Should You Listen to Music in The Workplace?

With today’s technology continually expanding, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a smartphone, tablet, or some other type of personal media player.  Because of this, people have constant access to immeasurable amounts of music, reading material, games, and more right at their fingertips.  Obviously, this has translated over to the workplace, and has many new employees…

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Stroke of Luck: Let PHR Find Your Perfect Job

With today being Friday the 13th (January 13th that is), we know that many of you are preoccupied with thoughts of unlucky events occurring, and might even have your eye out for a black cat crossing your path or mirrors breaking in your presence.  Whether you’re superstitious or not, this isn’t necessarily a day when you would expect a stroke…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid an Office Romance

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and with the stores already putting out all things pink, red, and hearts, it can be easy to get lost in thoughts of romance and love.  If you aren’t currently in a relationship, the big day can be disheartening, and downright depressing.  Oftentimes, the pressure of this day prompts people to…

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Get Your Zzzz’s: Why Proper Rest Is Important for Your Career

Since many of us were children, we have been told of the importance of sleep.  Whether it is at the dreaded daily nap time, during the nightly fight against going to bed, or during quiet time at preschool, parents have been giving the “you need your rest” speech to their children for years.  While it didn’t make much sense as…

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Best of the Best: Why PHR Is The Best Staffing Choice in Polk County

When you are seeking a service, regardless of what kind, chances are you want the best.  Whether that be the best mechanic in your town, the best restaurant in your area, or the best childcare provider in your neighborhood, you want to make sure you are getting top-quality and the most “bang for your buck”.  This same concept applies to…

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Interview Blues: Why Is A Job Interview So Awkward?

If you’re starting out 2017 with a job hunt, or are ready to make a change in your current career status, interviews are likely in your future.  While the searching and application process for positions is difficult, the interview phase is by far the most intimidating for many candidates.  After all, you feel as if you are “on trial” and…

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Faux Pas Fails: Mistakes to Avoid on Your Job Hunt

If you are on the hunt for a new job, chances are you’ve spent time looking into ways to impress a new boss, how to “snag” the best employment offers, or how to get noticed by the HR staff.  However, something equally important to focus on are mistakes to avoid during your search for a new position. Potential employers and/or…

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New Year, New You? Change Things Up in 2017

With only two days left in 2016, many people are looking forward to the coming year with anticipation. However, if you are currently unemployed, or you are underemployed an work is a constant strain for you, the looming year ahead might bring more apprehension than excitement.  This is the time of year when we take time to sit down and…

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