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Mistakes and failures are an inevitable part of any well-lived life, and they’re essential to a meaningful and independent adulthood. But we live with an odd cultural contradiction: In order to navigate the seas of adult responsibility and live through any kind of meaningful experience, we must make mistakes and endure failures. But we’re also… read the rest »

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You’re staffing an open position and you’re looking for a candidate to handle the technical requirements of the job, who can work well with a team and who can reliably show up on time and commit to the enterprise. But for this role, you also need one trait that’s simply non-negotiable: adaptability. In the role,… read the rest »

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Goals are great! They serve as remarkable little tools that help us articulate the vague, clarify our intentions and visualize ourselves leading the lives we want to live. Defining a goal is like typing a destination into your GPS. If the device doesn’t know where you’re going, how is it supposed to perform the calculations… read the rest »

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Look around your office and see if you can spot the tell-tale signs of disengagement. Do employees tend to leave five minutes before their shifts are over? Do they gaze into space or surf the internet after finishing one task instead of looking for another? Do they passionately defend their positions during meetings, or do… read the rest »

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A few years ago, cultural observers and workplace experts were asking a common question: Will the ubiquitous presence of cell phones, the internet and personal texting distract employees and pull them away from their assigned tasks? The solution to this potential problem seemed simple enough (for employees with the necessary willpower and employers with the… read the rest »

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EXTENSION RECRUITING WINS INAVERO’S BEST OF STAFFING® CLIENT AND TALENT AWARDS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – February 15, 2018 – Extension, Inc., a leading recruiting and staffing firm in Administrative/Professional, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Sales/Marketing, and Engineering, announced today they have won Inavero’s… read the rest »

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As a recruiter or HR manager for an accounting firm (or the accounting department of a larger company), you’ll need to use a simple checklist during the candidate review process. So, get out your red pen and check off boxes during the early rounds of screening and selection. For example, does the candidate have a… read the rest »

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If you ask any employer in the process of staffing a critical position, they’ll give you a list of the traits that interest them the most. They’ll list technical skills, like SQL certification or Italian fluency, and they’ll list core personality traits, like leadership, listening skills or extroversion. The skills and personal qualifications they list… read the rest »

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During the year ahead, you may be facing uncertain economic prospects, a fluctuating marketplace and unpredictable returns on your investments. Amid this financial uncertainty, you may be looking for ways to boost revenue and control your destiny by cutting costs wherever you can, including your hiring program. You may not be able to forgo hiring… read the rest »

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The day you were fired may have felt like the worst day of your life. At the time, you weren’t sure how this event would impact the future of your career, and while you worked to protect that future, you also had to deal with the challenges of the moment, including embarrassment, damaged relationships or… read the rest »