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Soft Skills 101: Leadership

The successful and innovative Steve Jobs once said, “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” But in a world where a ruler, and not a yardstick, is all that youth are exposed to, how is one to develop the skills necessary to expect excellence? Through leadership. According to BusinessDictionary, leadership involves...
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Taking the Pulse Out of Impulse Buying

A survey of 2,000 U.S. shoppers conducted by Chain Drug Review found that 20 percent, or 1-in-5 purchases, are impulse buys which equated to 1,456 impulse buys a year or almost three per week. With impulse buys ranging from purchasing a candy bar from the register side shelves to the perfect pair of heels that catches your eye, the dollar amount can add up quicker than you may...
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Q & A with JA College Student Volunteer

As Zachary Robles walks on to shake the president’s hand of Kent University, his smile is not only for being the first generation to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, but for the pride he feels for having made an impact in his local community. Managing full class schedules and contemplating future career paths, Robles made time to teach Junior Achievement programs in his...
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4 Employee Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism

What will community volunteerism do for your work family? America’s Charities reports that the average business turnover rate in all U.S. industries is 15.1% with those making under $75,000 or less a year, costing $15,000 to be replaced. That is hard-earned money that is being taken out of the budget to find someone who may or may not be the right fit for the position. In this...
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The Impact of Jobless Teens this Summer

When you think back to your first job, what were some major life takeaways? Was it more than a paycheck that filled your gas tank? What about your professional growth or potential career path? Unfortunately, many teens are struggling to find a summer job. Andy Challenger, vice president at Challenger Grey reported that teen hiring is expected to be slightly lower in 2018 than in...
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