Finding Your Next Employee in a Job-Seeker’s Market

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Today, with the unemployment rate for software developers  between 1-2 percent, we’ve had to come up with a whole new hiring process. These days there are many online options available to job seekers. Based on our budgetary and business requirements, my company selected LinkedIn, and the cost was less than $500 per month. We ran our ad for two months … Read More

The Emotional Impact of Uncertainty in Business

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By Kristin Woodling Anxiety is the number one mental health issue for American women. The uncertainty faced by women in business can ignite this issue, even in the most experienced professionals. Our personality, genetics, past experiences, and current circumstances are factors that influence the degree of anxiety we feel when faced with uncertainty. Next time you feel heightened anxiety, find … Read More

The Importance of Honesty & Integrity

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Honesty. Merriam-Webster describes this word as “the quality of being fair and truthful: the quality of being honest. Honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. Honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position.” Most people attempt to live their lives not trying to deceive others, but with … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Telecommuting is Trending, But is it Right for You?

While telecommuting is a trend that may be gaining more acceptance in the workplace, there are still many employers who are opposed to making this style of work commonplace. Yet according to a recent article by Forbes, a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management in June 2016 showed that telecommuting benefits (flex work plans) have increased threefold … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Helping Others, Helping the Community

As a single mother of three daughters, I have to admit my energy and enthusiasm for taking on any more responsibilities is at absolute zero. But, there’s a core of nonprofits in Brevard County doing important work who are dependent on overworked people like yourselves to pitch in every once in awhile. I know this, because I run one of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: The Power of Collaboration

“Two heads are better than one.” I know the old maxims are cliche, but they stick with us for hundreds of years for a reason; because they tend to be true. But not always in the the way we’re expecting. One of the unexpected benefits of collaborating with others is self awareness. Collaboration brings to light what each team member’s … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Lemons to Lemonade

There’s an old adage we’ve all heard countless times, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  The lesson generally intended here being that you have to take the bitter life sends your way and turn it into something sweet. And what’s a great word to describe a person who’s able to take what challenges life throws at them and turn … Read More