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August 28, 2014

Onboarding School is in Session

We all remember that feeling you get before the first day of school—nervous, excited, and very concerned over which outfit to wear. For new students, there is also the added pressure of finding your way around, meeting your teachers, and making friends. The first day of school can be rough, but thankfully we’re all adults […]

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August 26, 2014

The Robot Uprising and How It Can Benefit You

The field of robotics and Artificial Intelligence has advanced rapidly in the last decade. Today robots and intelligent software routinely handle sports writing, bomb disposal, light housekeeping, tricky aerial camera work, and can even act as a stand-in for remote employees. Google, widely considered to be the leader of the field, has invested considerable time […]

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August 20, 2014

The Reality of Fantasy Football

This September, athletes will take to the gridiron and battle each other for dominance in another season of America’s most popular sport. I’m speaking of course about fantasy football, the online competition that has grown into a $70 billion industry.  Fantasy football players create their own teams with friends and colleagues, hold a mock fantasy […]

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August 14, 2014

Kindness-Pass it On

Aesop told us that acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never wasted. If you still need proof, just take a look at Florida grocery store employee Gabe Boucher, who is making a name for himself online after a photo of him going above and beyond normal duties went viral, according to a Huffington […]

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August 13, 2014

What is a “Rock Star” Employee?

We’ve all heard it somewhere before: “Our employees are rock stars!” Rock star is quickly becoming the golden buzzword in business for describing high-performing employees. I’ve used it many times myself, but lately I’ve been thinking about what the term actually means. What qualities of actual rock stars are we ascribing to employees when we […]

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August 11, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge – Social Media Done Right

We hear the term “awareness” used a lot in business, especially when speaking about brands, but what does that look like? When Boston College baseball player Pete Frates was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig ’s disease at age 29, his parents Nancy and John Frates came up with a novel approach for raising awareness about the […]

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August 6, 2014

The People You Meet on the Road to Canton

The NFL’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place last weekend, and seven players were given a bronze bust and the coveted golden jacket during an extra-long ceremony in Canton, Ohio. The ceremony ended around midnight thanks mostly to the inductees’ speeches, prompting Class of 2014 member Michael Strahan to quip that he and […]

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August 5, 2014

The New Class of Engagement

We all know that a college education can almost double a person’s median income, but what can it tell us about how engaged that person will be while making that income? Gallup’s annual Gallup-Purdue Index Report is a great resource for employers looking to get a feel for the well-being and mindset of recent college […]

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