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Why apprenticeships are the future of our economy (access required)

Not all successful careers start with a college degree. I understand it may seem strange for a community college president to say that a college degree is not necessary to have a career that earns a family-sustaining wage. At HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, this philosophy is reflected through our new purpose statement: Learning for ...

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Hit the pause button: Mindfulness for the workplace (access required)

Stressed employees are less productive employees. Research shows that workers under significant stress are more likely to take time off, get sick, or even quit. What can employers do to protect their employees from the effects of stress at work? According to Carolyn Lamparella, licensed professional counselor and program director for Preferred EAP with Lehigh ...

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As cyber crooks focus attention on real estate, agents are advised to protect their clients’ identity (access required)

Richard Boas Jr., president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, has been giving real estate agents the same advice for years now: Don’t take any sensitive data from a client that you don’t need. “As Realtors, we are paranoid about identity theft,” said Boas, who also is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale. “There ...

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The Whiteboard: CVS Health talks the talk, walks the walk (access required)

Five years ago CVS changed the drug store landscape. They announced they would no longer sell tobacco products in their pharmacy stores and that they were changing their corporate name to CVS Health as part of a “broader healthcare commitment.” In essence, they created a new category of business and challenged their competitors to follow. ...

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Guest view: Build workplace friendships on positivity (access required)

Recently, a co-worker was telling a story about a former mentor of hers who once said to her, “You know why I like you? Because you and I hate the same people.” We had an awkward chuckle over the shock and aggressiveness of that statement, but, it reminded me of Brene Brown’s concept of Common Enemy Intimacy.

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