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Welcoming Our New Vice President

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Welcoming our New Vice President - Kara Hanaka

We are proud to welcome Kara Hanaka to our team at KeyStaff! Kara has a strong background in staffing, career placement, and executive management with a proven track record and reputation for always putting clients first. Kara was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Regis College in Weston, MA. She is optimistic, solution-oriented, and always readily available to assist staff and clients.

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Blackberry is on the Rise Introducing It’s New Smart Phone for Busy Professionals!

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Blackberry presents the new Blackberry Passport - A smart phone designed for busy professionals. The marketing pitch on BlackBerry’s handouts reads, “How to be a success at everything: How I learned to get the most out of every week’s 168 hours.” Unlike Apple’s consumer-oriented devices, Blackberry’s target audience is business professionals who spend a good portion of time reading and composing emails right from their smartphones.  

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: 5 Empowering Tips For Women In the Workforce!

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For centuries women were perceived as homemakers who lacked capabilities and qualifications needed for the job market. The liberation movement in the 1960’s & 70’s, fought to dissolve women inequality in the workplace. In search for equal pay and job opportunities, female activists got their voice heard after much effort and determination. Accessibility to educational programs gave rise to women leadership in the United States. Today, women hold professions in leadership, management, medicine, law, technology, and more. As pointed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), “The educational attainment of women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force has risen substantially over the past 40 years. In 2012, 38 percent of this group held college degrees, compared with 11 percent in 1970.”

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Broaden Your Career Options With the Top 10 Jobs of 2014

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Taking the first step towards your career of choice can be intimidating with vast options to reflect upon. Thorough research and tactful considerations can yield promising and compelling career selections. Understanding job roles and expectations for potential occupations is paramount when initiating or revamping your career. The U.S. News studied various professions, ranking the top 100 jobs for 2014. Scores were based on expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment, and salary. Final occupational rankings combined several factors into a single score ranging from 0 and 10 (10 being the highest score). Below is the top 10 from U.S. News 100 best jobs for 2014.

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Employee Behaviors That can Jeopardize Job Security

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From the first day at work, employees should have a clear understanding of company standards and expectations. Defining permissible behaviors on the job prevents future misunderstandings, which can potentially jeopardize employment.  Show interest and concern by inquiring on employee conduct and ethical behaviors required in your field of work.

Here are 8 Employee Behaviors that can Compromise Their Job Position:

1. Surfing the web for personal use during work hours.

While on the job, the Internet should be used for work-related purposes unless stated otherwise by your employer. If the company has not defined Internet rules, then it’s best to refrain from personal searches online. Employees can request to meet with managers or team leaders and inquire on company regulations regarding Internet use.

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