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Before You Take a Job, Look at the Values-Fit
Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

Before You Take a Job, Look at the Values-Fit

Google, Facebook and Apple get a lot of hype as great places to work, and they all have many positives. However, before choosing your next place of employment, there’s something vitally important that you need to look at: the Values-Fit. In other words, what are that company’s core values and..

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GOODBYE “CULTURE-FIT,” HELLO “VALUES-FIT”
Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

GOODBYE “CULTURE-FIT,” HELLO “VALUES-FIT”

  With Amazon’s announcement that it is seeking to build their HQ2, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding the challenge of maintaining a corporate culture when you have two headquarters. Which, in turn, brings up a bigger issue: What should everyone focus on in the hiring process to ensure..

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The Flextime Paradox
Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

The Flextime Paradox

Workers underestimate the benefits of a flexible schedule Workplace flexibility has obvious appeal as an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5 day.  Arrangements such as telecommuting and flexible working hours have been around for a while, with nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce doing some work from home. ..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

Can’t Get the Right Mix of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials in the Workplace?

How do you get the right mix of executive management, adaptability, tech savviness and cost effective employees in your company? First by understanding the respective strengths of the past three generations that have impacted the work force. Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace has become a priority for many organizations..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

The Misguided Obsession with the Millennial Workforce

The recent practice of trying to determine what millennials want from work has spawned a new growth in book publishing, seminars, and industrial psychology.  Millennials have been characterized as being lazy, spoiled, entitled but what is the reality behind this stereotype? What most employers and hiring managers need to recognize..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

A New Business Model for Professional Couples

Are you winning the dual income, careers, and daycare challenge? Many thirty-something professionals in the booming IT/Engineering field have the good fortune of lucrative dual incomes, but with increasing pressure to work longer work weeks, how does a couple manage daycare, and school schedules for their family? The consultant business..

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Adrianna Wu
Adrianna Wu

How to Nail the Phone Interview

The phone screen is the bridge between sending in a resume and performing a live interview. It provides a window into what kind of employee you are, a look at your behavioral tendencies, and an opportunity for the employer to get excited for the official interview. However, it can break..

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Adrianna Wu
Adrianna Wu

Why You Need to Mobilize – Now

"At the time of the Great Migration in the 1920s... less-educated individuals were more likely to migrate in search of better lives. Today, the opposite is true: The more education a person has, the more mobile he or she is." Dr. Enrico Moretti, a economic professor at the University of..

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Adrianna Wu
Adrianna Wu

Resume Padding: Just Don’t Do It

Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson resigned last week after the discovery that his resume contained false information. So the question applies to resume padding in general: is it really worth it? Thompson changed his bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting, to a bachelor's degree in accounting..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

Married, and Business Partners Too

Husband-wife duos are behind many successfully owned family businesses. For some, this kind of an arrangement may seem ideal; to others, maybe not. So how do you know if starting a business with your spouse is for you? Here are some pointers: If you and your spouse choose to collaborate..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

A Paycheck is Only a Piece of the Puzzle

Most say: “follow the money”, “money buys off problems”. Is it possible to be happy without having the means to pay rent on your apartment or meeting that monthly mortgage payment? What’s more important:  a pleasant job environment, or your bank statement? Studies have shown that employees are less likely..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

There is Nothing More Permanent than a Temporary Situation

Truer words have never been spoken. When we hear the word temporary; well, it means just that: a holding pattern in your life, a Polaroid if you will. Don’t judge this word because of its definition. See it as the road to permanent. Staffing firms that focus on providing temporary/contract..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

A Positive Outlook on Outsourcing

Over the past decade, US employment rates have been in decline; while multinational corporations have increased outsourcing employment abroad. These companies, which previously employed as many as 20% of all US workers, have cut employment in the US drastically, and have dramatically increased employment in countries such as India. This..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

Being SMART

Nothing happens until we plan, and good plans have goals and objectives. Setting goals and objectives correctly provides the necessary support and aids in their achievement. Before we dive into how to go about getting SMART and setting objectives, it’s important to understand that there is a world of difference..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

Low Raises, High Turnover

At a recent CommNexus Special Interest Group (SIG),  Employment and Benefits specialists provided an overview of the technology workforce  and  the corporate challenges related to  employee retention in today’s global market. Companies are now budgeting approximately 2.5% to 3% in pay raises, and this has become the “new” normal for..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

The Need for Continuing Education

We all know the job market is sort of tight at the moment. That’s not really news. But that’s not all. The tight job market also means that if you’re out of work and looking to find a job like the one you last held, you’ll probably end up making..

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Rick Raimondi
Rick Raimondi

The Three A’s to Success at Work

Attitude, Aptitude and Attendance. By understanding the importance and makeup of these three character traits you will save yourself hundreds of dollars in “How to manager your Boss” books and countless hours of reading time as well. Attitude – This may seem pretty self explanatory, and most people at least..

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