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Supervisors, Managers, and Contractors – Oh My!

Imagine the following scenario:

Lacking internal resources, a company out-sources IT functions for a technology-based project.  To meet the company’s needs, this “QA Project” is ultimately staffed with four IT professionals, none of whom is from the same agency or a company employee.  Rather, each is an employee of the placement agency from which they came, on a contract assignment with the company. 

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How to reduce employee turnover

The clichés about how to reduce employee turnover are many. Even the Wall Street Journal likes to spout so-called tried and true methods for reducing turnover. These include interviewing candidates carefully to make sure they have the right skills, getting creative with benefits and flexible work structures, and giving recognition to promote a happy, productive workforce.

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Don't Be Stupid

jaykluhnsI recently saw a post about our insane tendency to push ourselves to achieve stretch goals and to over commit in our jobs; while at the same time being sure to only take on what we can handle in our personal lives (most of the time.)

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When you have been out of work for a while.

Nothing is more worrisome than being out of work and dreading the bills coming in the mail that you canít afford to pay. Scarier yet is not having funds for job shopping (gas money or interview clothing).

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You got the job!

Anytime you’re in a position to evaluate a job offer against your current gig, it can be stressful but not a bad problem to have, right?  When you have a job and have been working hard at finding a new one by squeezing in job interviews and sending “thank you” notes, pat yourself on the back when you receive that offer letter from the company who has chosen you to work for them!

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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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