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How Can You Help? Giving Blood During COVID-19 Crisis

If you have been in your workplace for any length of time, or have attended any local events here in the Polk County area, you have likely seen the mobile blood bank come through at one point or another.  This bus is essentially a lab on wheels, and it travels to businesses and events to not only raise awareness about…

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COVID-19, Unemployment, and Your Budget

COVID-19 is sending shockwaves around the US, and the job market isn’t unaffected. Businesses are already being forced to lay off employees due to financial strain, and we expect that to get worse as the weeks go on. When unemployed, one of the biggest concerns that rises to the surface of your thoughts is your financial situation. Paying bills, buying…

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How Should We Respond to COVID-19? Supporting Local Business During A Time of Crisis

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is now a worldwide pandemic, and as it starts to have a greater affect on us here in the US, many business owners and employers are worried about how they’ll stay afloat, and how they will continue to pay employees on staff. See, employers don’t just see their staff as faces in a crowd. They see mortgages…

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Hand-washing 101: Protecting Yourself and Others from Coronavirus

At this point, we’re all aware of the recent outbreak of, what the medical community has dubbed, “Coronavirus” or COVID-19 and unfortunately it’s causing mass panic for people around the world. While we understand that there is a reason to be cautious due to the high level of contagiousness and danger to those who are older or who have weakened…

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When Your Job Hunt Isn’t What You Hoped It Would Be

So, you’re ready to launch your career (or re-launch it if you’re stuck in a position) but it isn’t going the way you thought? We get it. You expect to send out your perfectly crafted resume, and within a week, get employers lining up to offer you a position, right? Unfortunately that’s not the way it goes. Job hunting is a (usually) long, stressful…

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Springtime Wellness: 5 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

As we are nearing the end of February and gearing up for March, spring is on the minds of many, and for good reason! It’s time to welcome the warmer weather, sunshine, and feeling of being just this close to Spring Break and whatever it brings for you, whether that’s traveling or spending a few days of down time closer to home…

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Top 3 Resume Mistakes (And How to Prevent Them)

Applying for a job? The process of searching for, applying for, and interviewing for a new position is both exciting and stressful, and can seem to go on forever if you don’t find the perfect fit on the first try. While the interviews are intimidating and the job openings can be hard to come by, perhaps the most difficult part…

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Be My Valentine: Top 3 (Non-Romantic) Valentine Gifts for Your CoWorker

Valentine’s Day is just one more day away, and while many people celebrate this day for its representation of romantic love, it has also become a day to celebrate love of ALL kinds, including that of friendship. While not everyone considers their coworkers “friends”, it’s safe to say that the majority of employees look at (at least) one or two…

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A Healthier You Helps You Get Hired: Top 3 Ways to Get to A Better Weight Without Working Out

So, here we are between the post-holiday binge eating of desserts and treats, and quickly approaching Valentine’s Day with all of its chocolate and wine and expensive dinners. While that sounds blissful, it’s also a struggle when it comes to your health. While “weight loss” tends to be a hot topic in today’s society, it sadly tends to revolve around…

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A Time for Everything: Can When You Apply for A Job Affect If You Get It?

When it comes to getting hired, the application and interview process is intimidating to say the least. Between making yourself looking as good as possible on paper and trying to prepare yourself for an interview by phone or in person, you likely haven’t thought about when you’re sending in those applications and resumes, right? Most applicants don’t, and what’s more,…

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