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What You Should Know About Pre-Employment Drug Testing

As part of the application process, job applicants may be required to be screened for drug and alcohol use prior to being hired or as a contingency of a job offer. Employees may be tested for drugs or alcohol in the workplace, where permitted by state law. ...




Tips for a Successful CV

Curriculum vitae (CVs) tell the stories of the professional lives of university scientists, documenting their careers and showcasing their accomplishments. A well-crafted CV can help a job applicant land an interview--instead of having her materials shredded or buried in a file. ...




Employers Expect Interns to Show Up with Skills

Nearly 75 percent of internships ask for specific industry skillsets
 
Employers are looking to hire interns ready for work on Day 1, with specific job skills already in hand, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm. ...




Looking for a New Job? 4 Ways to Job Search Discreetly

How to find your next career without compromising your current position.
When looking for a new job, the majority of professionals need to conduct their job search without their current employer knowing. And with the advent of social media, and the importance of using LinkedIn in your search, it can be difficult to know how to conduct a job search effectively, yet discreetly. ...




The Great Temperature Debate: The High Cost of Inadequate Heating

Inadequate Heating and Ventilation Costing Offices Time and Money, Survey Finds.
The argument takes place in offices up and down the UK every year. While some of us rush to fling open windows, others cling to radiators – the office temperature debate is all too familiar. ...




How Unified Communications Can Improve Workplace Equality

Earlier this year, Weber Shandwich released its first Gender Forward Pioneer (GFP) 2016 Index, reporting on senior management gender distribution in Fortune 500 companies. And unfortunately, women only make up 10.9 percent of senior management teams.
 
But they also found that companies with higher social regard have twice as many women in senior management roles than companies with weak reputations. ...




5 Ways To Set Better Mental Work-Life Boundaries

A  few years back I landed what I thought was my “dream” job. Since the age of ten, I dreamt of being in the role I was in, doing the work I was doing. To make things even better, as a new hire I was earning roughly 25% more than my fellow colleagues who had been with the company for over two. ...




7 Productivity Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Biggest Goals

Working towards your objectives can be daunting, but this young founder says that "the antidote to stress is a plan."
 
As a young entrepreneur who says her mission is to help others reach their potential, Caroline Ghosn understands the link between happiness and doing work that is of value. ...




How To Help Your Employees Get Heart Healthy

Cardiovascular disease is your employees’ biggest health threat. In fact, according to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update,” heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. ...




Career Advice for Veterans at ISU

Military service provides remarkable opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and character traits that civilian employers highly value.  Most veterans have no difficulty with the employment process, and data collected by ISU Career Services indicates that as a population, veterans have an above average placement rate. ...