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Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet

One of the first things I was told when applying to Avanceon is that I would need to be willing to learn. I was ready and willing to take on any challenge—which was good, because the job was incredibly difficult at first. I wanted to prove that Avanceon had made a good decision in hiring me, which made it so much more frustrating when I struggled with some of the training. I questioned my abilities, my resolve, and whether Avanceon had made the right choice.
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WFH: Certain to be the most popular acronym of 2020

For many people, the COVID-19 Pandemic is the first time they find themselves working from home for an extended period (or maybe ever!).
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Engineering Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every profession in some way. Engineers are lucky; most can avoid exposure while on the job and many were well-suited to work from home. But every type of engineer, from controls and process engineers, to software professionals, and even engineering students from universities across the country, have found the need to adapt and rise to the challenge of our current situation.
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Culture Pays Off: Attract and keep your talent with a Winning Culture

As an HR professional, it is mission critical to attract and keep good talent.  I’m lucky to work in an organization that has focused on building and living a culture that accomplishes both.   Developing and maintaining such a culture takes vision and commitment.  The pay-off is a team that works well together and a positive work environment.  How can you establish this type of organizational culture?  Here are a few of the steps that Avanceon takes to create our (following statement is biased) “awesome culture”.
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Communication in Isolation: How Calls Can Build Community

Over the last few months, pretty much all of our daily work routines  were disrupted.   We’ve been forced to adapt and create new ways of successfully completing projects. While making the best of a bad situation, I have picked up a few skills and techniques that I will apply going forward. One very positive change has been an attempt at more open, direct communication with customers and coworkers as opposed to impersonal email exchanges.
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