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Selecting a leader based on technical skills may be detrimental to an organization's growth
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute When I train companies and organizations on hiring the right people, I talk about hiring for fit rather than skills . I ask the question, “Is the best person on paper always the best employee?” Inevitably the overwhelming consensus...
A compassionate caregiver is an important tool for kids dealing with anxiety
Fear. Worry. Anger or irritation. Insomnia. Anxiety can have many faces. Sometimes, it’s the face of your child. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue of childhood and adolescence, the Child Mind Institute reports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 7.1% of kids ages...
Counseling through The Village led one client on an amazing journey
When Molly * first came to The Village’s Moorhead office , she had no idea how much it would come to mean to her. Now she describes it as a “place of miracles,” where she feels safe to share honestly, ask questions, be challenged, break down walls, learn, and grow...
A father and son talk
By Kathryn Davis Tidd, MSW, LICSW | Counselor | The Village Family Service Center Has “The Talk” come up for you and your family yet? You know ... the birds and the bees, hanky-panky. Yep, I’m talking about sex. If you are anything like most people, the desire to talk...
Don't wait for a New Year to make positive life changes
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute Many of us make New Year’s resolutions year after year. Why do we wait for a New Year to make positive changes? And how many of us succeed? A recent poll found 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions,...