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How Can Companies Attract Top Female Talent?

What do top female job candidates want when searching for a job?

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My Best Boss Ever

In honor of National Boss's Day, five Randstad women leaders shared memories of outstanding bosses who have helped shape their careers. Read their stories and find out how a great boss can make a real difference in the lives of employees. Also, check out Four Ways to Be a Better Boss, based on our recent Randstad Engagement Study!

The Power of Thank You
Rebecca L. Harrell, Regional Vice President, Randstad US

I had one boss from early in my career who taught me so much and was truly a great mentor. He was the president of the company I worked for, and I managed his operations. He had many great qualities as a leader, but three really come to mind: character, competence and commitment. Although he had a great sense of humor, his character really stood out to me. He was always open and honest, but most of all, he was trustworthy. He believed you had to have a strong foundation of trust or the relationship could not be sustainable. In regards to his competency, he knew how to lead his division to the next level through his vision and strategy. He knew when to take calculated risks or when to stay the course. Last, he had strong commitment not only to the company, but also specifically to his employees. He believed your commitment was the backbone, and it was what gave you the focus and strength to do your job.

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Women Powering Technology Series, Part Two

 The second installment of our Women Powering Technology series features:
Evelyn Miraglia, Senior Manager, Business Continuity at Coach.

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Flextime vs. Face-time: Does it Matter?

Should companies be more accommodating about flexible work schedules or is being in the office necessary for teamwork and productivity?

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Working From Home – Does it Work?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has dominated the media after recently taking the helm of the Internet giant.

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The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

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My very first piece of career advice came from my dad, he said – ‘that this was a big step, that I was embarking on an important journey and to be honest, mature and responsible, and at the same time have fun and make new friends.’ Important precious words, ones that I’ve held onto and that have served me well over the years. Perhaps you can relate with this and remember your own piece of wisdom that you received from your parent as you were getting ready to step into the working world. Career advice can come from all different places; mentors, bosses, colleagues, and learning from their experiences both good and bad can be important for your own personal and professional growth. Here’s some more of what I’ve learnt along the way:

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The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

Throughout our lives, we all receive quite a bit of advice, particularly when it comes to our careers. “Have a firm handshake,” “do what you love,” and “attend college” are among things people say to others when it comes to their careers.

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