People have conflicting thoughts when hiring interns. Interns can fill gaps that are in an organization, however they need mentoring, real work experience, and time to complete tasks.

Investing in an intern pays big dividends in the immediate and future years, especially if the intern you currently have is local. Local interns need employment in a year, and what better way to train up an A+ employee than through an internship?

You do have to remember, whether the intern is paid or not, they are not employees with the same experience as your lead man. They will not have the

6 Practical Skills Learned From Mom

Mother’s Day is upon us!  For some of us it’s a time to celebrate the moms we have, for others it’s a time to reflect on past memories.   Most people have been influenced by their mothers in one way or another.    In honor of Mother’s Day this month, I get nostalgic and wonder what I‘ll do without her and her advice one day.  Growing up, my mom taught me more than anyone else in this world.  Here are some valuable lessons my mother taught me about life that have followed me into the workplace.

Be open to learn new things: 

Stress Less on Business Travel

Business trips are often an essential part of the job, depending on your line of work. Some people are born to travel some people are not. If you are a planner, like me, traveling for business or pleasure can sometimes be frustrating.

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Criticize Without Being Hated

Do you, or does anyone you know, like criticism?

If you are shaking your head or saying, “No, I don’t like it,” then you are in the majority.

Now ask yourself, have you ever criticized anyone about anything?

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Be a positive contributor to your team!

How well do you play with others? Team sports show how a group of players working together can achieve much more than one player working alone. Every teammate knows what they need to do to win the game. They rely on each other and move forward as a team. These same concepts can be transferred to the workplace.

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