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Awareness in the Work Place: Cultivating Diversity in Business

Recent events have tested many business owners with the COVID shutdowns making many of them close for days or weeks at a time. Lost income, lost employees, and loss of security are just a few of the blows these business owners took. With recent events in our country also shaping an environment that is difficult for business owners of all…

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Virtual Job Applications and How They Benefit You

With much of the world still operating on a virtual basis right now, it’s no surprise that many job applicants are questioning how this will affect them searching for, and being hired for a position. Businesses are slowly opening their doors again but while customers and patrons might be trickling through (following all regulations of course), business owners are still…

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Follow Up Faux Pas: How to Handle The Weeks Following Your Interview

When the time comes for a job interview, there are plenty of ways you can feel prepared. Practicing responses for common interview questions, researching information relevant to the position at hand, and perfecting your professional appearance give you confidence as you walk into the HR office (or sign into your Zoom interview) and give you a great shot at making…

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Phase 2 in Florida: What Reopening Looks Like for Polk County Businesses (and How It Affects Your Job Search)

With Phase 2 of reopening Florida kicking off this week, we are seeing local residents and business owners alike questioning what the new regulations mean for them, and how it will impact their daily routine. Thanks to over two months of shutdown for many businesses, there are employers all over our area having to, essentially, start from scratch. From hiring new…

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The Importance of Hiring Locally (and How It Benefits Your Business)

“Shop local” and “support local business” were already trendy phrases you’d see plastered all over media, but with the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown of many small and localized businesses, the message has gained popularity and is becoming the mantra of many cities across the United States. Here in Florida, many small businesses are beginning to open their doors to the public once again, but unfortunately,…

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Networking Matters Now More Than Ever: Tips for Employers and Applicants

With Florida preparing to slowly open businesses back up to the public, many employers are looking around at their now sparse staff and wondering how they’re going to start up again. A quick hire without forethought can be bad news for your business, but we also know you’re in a pinch to fill spaces quickly! The same is true for those…

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Digital Interviews, Professionalism, and Getting Hired During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of society it seems, and the working world is acutely aware of this, as many employees have been appointed to working from home for the foreseeable future. While telework has many benefits (no commute, access to your home’s amenities during the day, and comfort), there are also aspects of your workday that can be…

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Not Today COVID: Kick Your Habit, Save Your Health

Smoking is a hot topic (no pun intended) lately with lung health and the threat of COVID-19 looming. It has become the focus of many conversations regarding how sickness can (and does) affect those who smoke, and in the workplace, employers and staff alike are discussing how a business should handle employees who have this habit. Currently, when it comes…

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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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