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Western Union Stands With Refugees

The Global Humanitarian Crisis:  A Personal View Living in France, I have been closely watching the conflict in the eastern part of Europe unfold for several months.  I also have the honor of leading customer relationship management and corporate social responsibility for a global company, whose purpose-driven mission is to help create better lives for the people and communities it serves, so this particular crisis hits home personally and professionally. However, it wasn’t until a recent visit to Turkey ...

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10 Reasons Why Autumn Is One Of The Best Seasons

Dreaming of pumpkin lattes, caramel apples, and turkey and mashed potatoes? So are we! It’s finally Autumn, a favorite season to many who enjoy the fun foods, festivities, and cooler weather. Western Union (WU) has 10 reasons why autumn is one of the best seasons, and why there’s much to be happy about this time of year. Changing Colors Many people love Autumn for the changing colors of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of ...

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Why A Job At Western Union Might Be Right For You

At Western Union (WU), we believe that our work has a higher purpose: to change people’s lives. Millions of people worldwide use Western Union to connect with their loved ones and send financial support. For over 160 years, we have continually reinvented ourselves with new trends and technology to meet our customers’ needs. We believe that our people are our most important asset, and pride ourselves on our dynamic global workforce of over 10,000 employees, and their dedication to service and ...

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7 Warning Signs To Be Aware of When Looking For Employment

When you’re looking for a new job, you always want to be sure that you’re putting your best foot forward. However, it’s important to make sure that your employer is also putting their best foot forward, and that the culture of the company will be healthy for you. Western Union (WU) has the word on 7 warning signs to be aware of when looking for employment that will help protect you from getting into a toxic work situation. &...

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How to Be More Confident in the Workplace

Workplace dynamics can be tricky. With many different personalities in the mix in a work setting, it’s natural to feel intimidated at times and not always put your best foot forward with your workmates. Also, if you have a naturally introverted or shy personality, colleagues and superiors may wrongly assume you’re not as self-assured as others in your workplace. No matter what your personality type, you want to make sure you project a confident image so everyone has ...

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6 Everyday Problems the Sharing Economy Solves

The concept of sharing goods and services with your community as a means of economic transaction is ancient. But thanks to the internet, the concept now has global scale at the click of a button. It’s called the sharing economy. We’ll give you the run-down on this popular web-based phenomenon and cover some of the ways that you can tap into the sharing economy to find solutions for everyday problems. What is the sharing economy? At its most ...

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How to Successfully Study Abroad

For many people, the opportunity to travel abroad is a once in a lifetime experience, but the chance to study-abroad is even more rewarding! The concept of traveling to an unknown area for an extended period of time can also be stressful, which is why it’s so important to devote a fair amount of time upfront to planning and conducting research. Millions of students successfully study abroad each year, and finding the right program is easier today than ever ...

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Five Different Ways to Improve Your Work Environment

Many people don’t realize just how much of an impact their work environment has on their mental and physical health. It’s no secret that working in an office (even a home office) can be taxing on the mind and body for a number of different reasons, which in and of itself can be enough to cause some unwanted stress. Improving your work environment isn’t actually as difficult as you might think, and there are ways that you ...

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Celebrating Diwali

How to Celebrate Diwali in America

According to research conducted in 2015, an estimated 2.1 million Hindus living in the United States celebrate the Festival of Lights each year. If you’re new to life in the U.S. or you just want a new way to celebrate Diwali, here are some ways you can share in the spirit of this sacred holiday.  Embrace the local community Hindu temples and cultural centers often host events with Diwali food, costumes, music, and dancing. Larger Diwali festivals are also organized ...

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9 Rewarding Jobs that Trade the Office for the Outdoors

Having a decent job doesn’t mean you have to feel trapped in a cubicle from 9 to 5. There are plenty of ways to pursue a career that lets you regularly spend time working outside. Whether you’re starting your career, want to make a change, or are just thinking about a summer job, here’s a look at outdoor-oriented career paths to explore. Environmental scientist If you have a passion for the environment and protecting the natural world, then a ...

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