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Job Hopping 101

Gone are the days of staying with a company for 30-40 years. In fact, many would say staying with a company for life is a sign of lethargy, rather than a sign of loyalty. But is the constant hop a… Read more »

Do your Critical Thinking Muscles Get a Daily Workout?

Keeping your critical thinking muscle in prime condition may take diligence and consistent effort, but it’s time well spent – reaping a high ROI for your career. So what exactly defines critical thinking? Critical thinking goes beyond learning new information.… Read more »

Going Out with a Bang!

Is 2017 the Year You Retire? Are you ready? Many people, blue collar and white collar alike, have diligently built a financial plan for retirement, but now that the time is near, money isn’t the focus of their thoughts. Instead,… Read more »

Holiday Tidbits from Springborn Staffing

Poinsettia Beauties – for Brightening your Decor Poinsettias have been making Maine beautiful for the holidays since the mid 1800s. An exotic plant native to Central America, it was brought into the states by Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, America’s first… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence and You – the Candidate

(Emotional Intelligence – Part III; Read Part I and Part II) “Emotions need to be taken seriously,” says Sigal Barsade, professor of management at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “They can provide a company with… Read more »

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence (EI – Part II)

Last week in part one, we covered the why emotional intelligence (EI) is a valued commodity in candidates. Today we will share key tips for building a team of individuals with EI – the do’s and the don’ts – the… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Part I

Why It Matters The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. That’s an alarming statistic for the company’s bottom line. That’s why many companies are… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy Since 1963, when President Lincoln declared it a national holiday (thanks to Sarah Josepha… Read more »

Leadership Don’ts

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Benjamin Franklin Characteristically, Leaders have too many responsibilities on their schedule. Why? Because they not only have the ability to evaluate the list, prioritize it, delegate, and then act; they also… Read more »

Social Media and Your Career – Part II

“When Social Media Leads to Career Destruction.” Last week, we discussed how social media can be an effective tool for building professional relevancy. Beware! Social Media can also be a catalyst for professional bankruptcy. It has the power to build… Read more »