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Meeting the Demand for Risk Management Consulting

Our prehistoric ancestors knew a thing or two about survival – and sharpened their instincts acutely to avoid the risks posed by an often-hostile world. Fast-forward 10,000 years: Instead of assessing the risk of being injured or killed by the animal herds we stalk for food, today’s risk management consulting professionals might instead use sophisticated algorithms to calculate the likelihood of crop failures or manage operational risks throughout a corporation.

Resumania™: Employers Want Clear Content, Not Big Words

When writing your resume and cover letter, your goal should not be to send hiring managers running for a dictionary. Your main objective, of course, is to show that you warrant a job interview because you have the right skills and abilities. While showcasing your writing skills is important, you can skip the flowery verbiage and fancy five-dollar words.

Benefits of Employee Recognition — and 12 Affordable Options

Did you know that employee recognition can be one of the best forms of retention? And if you are concerned about losing top talent, a little recognition can go a long way. Both employees and your business can reap numerous rewards.

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks You Need to Use Pivot Tables

Picture this: Your new boss needs to present her annual budget to the executive team for sign-off, and she’s asked you to format her Excel spreadsheet so it looks sharp. What do you do? You try to piece together the key learnings from past Excel training sessions. But if your mind goes blank, don’t fret. Administrative professionals often need to format reports, and we’ve got the Excel tips and tricks you need to get the job done.

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