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Quality of Life

Quality of Life Quality of life – it’s a difficult thing to define but a critical component of a vibrant community. Quality of life is a phrase used in the marketing materials of nearly every community. But exactly what is quality of life and how do you measure it? Several indicators are widely recognized in…

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The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation The last several months have seen a tidal wave of resignations, in the U.S. and around the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking…

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Creative Compensation

Creative Compensation Compensation is typically among the first things potential employees consider when looking for employment. When it comes to employee compensation, most business owners are busy asking: “What do I have to pay?” A better question might be: “What do I want my compensation package to say?” Hobby Lobby took the world by surprise…

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Networking Tips You Need To Know

Networking Tips You Need To Know Sticking on a nametag and making small talk about the weather can be, well let’s face it, a little cringe-worthy. But, here’s the thing, it does not have to be like this! Networking in business is one of the best resources for career development. If you hope to grow…

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Business Predictions for 2022

Business Predictions for 2022 As we close the chapter on another year, it’s once again time to pull out the crystal ball and take a look at some of the top predictions for the business world in 2022. The end of the year not only provides a natural opportunity for reflection, but it’s also the…

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Reflecting on 2021

Reflecting on 2021 The end of the year, especially a year like 2021, is a time when a myriad of emotions are naturally present. When I step back and think about where we were one year ago, I am blown away. The resilience I have witnessed, the leadership we’ve encountered, and the light of goodness…

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A 4-Day Workweek

A 4-Day Workweek There’s been a lot of talk about the potential benefits of a four-day work week instead of a five-day week. Several studies have shown that at some point, productivity decreases as the number of hours worked increases. A four-day workweek is, ideally, a 32-hour workweek with no loss in productivity, pay, or…

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Job Shadowing and Employee Retention

Job Shadowing and Employee Retention Job shadowing has become so valuable to both hiring and retaining talent that in 2019, it was named the “gold standard solution” in small business hiring trends by Monster.com. We’ve heard the song and dance of employers hiring a candidate only for them to turn around and leave days, sometimes…

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday The end of the year is a time for reflection and getting ready for fresh starts. If you’ve ever thought about giving back around this time but weren’t sure where to begin, Giving Tuesday is an excellent opportunity to do so. When you think about Thanksgiving weekend traditions, it’s hard not to immediately…

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Cape Girardeau Gift Guide

Cape Girardeau Gift Guide The holidays are quickly approaching and there’s never been a better time to support local business! We’ve rounded up 32 Cape Girardeau businesses for you to shop local with this holiday season. 1. Annie Laurie’s “You can walk the store for hours and still find something new each time you go…

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