Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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There are some important career and life lessons we can learn in a classroom, and there are some we can learn by identifying role models and watching them as they work. There are also some critical moves we can learn by listening to lectures and podcasts and reading essays written by others about their own… read the rest »

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A hiring mistake (generally considered a new employee who leaves the workplace within one calendar year), can come with a high price tag. It’s no surprise that if the hiring process is expensive, most managers would rather not pay that bill more than once within the same year. The cost involved in publishing a job… read the rest »

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In order to succeed and climb the ladder in your chosen career field, you’ll need to know how to handle the specific and specialized tasks that your work entails. You’ll need to program in the right languages, exercise the right technical skills, design a program, manage a budget, hire staff, or negotiate vendor contracts. But… read the rest »

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Studies show that a strong, positive company culture can bring a cascade of benefits to the company’s bottom line, including reduced turnover, stronger referrals, greater productivity, and even fewer sick days. So how can you tell if your company culture is moving you down the path to success, or taking you in the wrong direction… read the rest »

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You’ve accomplished a lot during the years of your life so far, and you know that you have more accomplishments ahead and you’ll be adding them to the list as time goes by. You know that you’re no slouch. But…what if you had a method or formula that help you accomplish just a little bit… read the rest »

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The winding path through the holiday season is marked with obstacles to productivity. Everywhere we turn, we find distractions, seasonal stressors, personal obligations, daydreams and travel plans that pull employees mentally away from their work tasks. The roads are treacherous (literally) which means teams often arrive late or leave early. As they move through the… read the rest »

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Long hours at work — like any other daily routine — can eventually become an ingrained habit. And since most humans are driven by routine, ingrained habits are notoriously hard to break. That’s why self-help gurus always counsel us to keep doing those daily sit-ups and powering through the early days, weeks and months of… read the rest »

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Most candidates feel a bit of excess nervous energy during job interviews, no matter their age or level of professional experience. Jittery nerves are by no means a sign of naivete or emotional weakness, and in fact, the more nervous a candidate feels during an interview, the more likely they are to truly want the… read the rest »

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For most of us, our working years extend from our 20s to well into our 60s, and our work occupies more than half of our waking hours during the week. So, if you’re miserable at work … you’re miserable. And the opposite is equally true. A happy eight-hour stretch at work, multiplied by five days… read the rest »

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In an earlier era, employers were conditioned to see their employees as human-like machines. The more these employees gave to the company and the less they required in return, the better. To the limits of what the law would allow, employers demanded as much as they could get away with and paid as little as… read the rest »