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Robin Walters

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Why You Need Emotionally Intelligent Employees

Posted by Robin Walters on Dec 5, 2017 12:13:52 PM

Who wouldn't want employees who are self-aware, can recognize the impact of their own emotions, and adapt their approach based on these skills? Employees with a high degree of emotional intelligence can be invaluable in the workforce, often make strong leaders, and make great team members.

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Is the 40-Hour Workweek Dead?

Posted by Robin Walters on Nov 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Spoiler Alert: The 40-hour workweek is definitely dead.

If you’re an employee, you probably killed it in one of two ways:

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How to Break into Programming

Posted by Robin Walters on Sep 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM


So you want to be a nerd. Who can blame you? The world is run on digital technology, and software developers are the real power behind all the computer and phone applications we interact with every day.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Programming Professionals make more than $102,000 annually on average, and the job growth is much higher than the median, at 17%.

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Stop Trying to Hire "Yourself"

Posted by Robin Walters on Aug 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We know you like yourself. We also know that you like to be liked. These are natural human characteristics. When taken at face value, these attitudes can be a good thing.

But did you know these natural tendencies could inadvertently sabotage your candidate hiring process?

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Do I Need a Creative Director or Art Director?

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It’s easy to get confused by the job titles. But a Creative Director and Art Director probably have more similarities than differences when you look at the tasks behind their titles. So which one do you need?

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What Is Volunteer Time Off (VTO) and Should I Offer It?

Posted by Robin Walters on May 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What you do matters. That’s the idea behind VTO, or volunteer time off.

What is VTO? VTO is short for "volunteer time off" and is when companies offer paid days off for employees to volunteer their time for a non-profit cause.

Companies that embrace social responsibility offer employees paid time off to participate in community service projects. VTO doesn’t cut into sick or vacation time; it’s a tangible benefit above your regular PTO. Employers are saying that giving back to the community and your employees in this way helps put some positive spin on your brand image.

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Why Referrals Make Better Hires

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

“Who you know” is the most important thing when searching for a job. In fact, it just might be the one factor that could tip chances in your favor.

Recruiters review resumes for skills, but if there are only “six degrees of separation” between you and the competition, they are always more likely to take a closer look at a job candidate. Hiring managers know that words on a page can be exaggerated. A personal referral can help provide an important character reference that a resume cannot.

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