Employee Burnout

Do you feel like collapsing into bed at the end of the day? Are you wanting to pull out your hair or run away from the demands of your job? You may be suffering from job burnout. Jobs with consistently high work-related stress levels can lead to professional burnout. According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, burnout [...]

Interviewing with a Staffing Agency? Follow These Tips

Is there a difference in interviewing for a staffing agency vs. a company? Yes, and here are tips to help you make the most of your agency interview and move your career forward in 2018. The Position Gateway A staffing agency is often contracted to fill a specific position, and they will screen the candidate [...]

Streamlining your Workflow

Streamlining your workflow isn’t a one-time process – it requires an ongoing awareness of what works and what doesn’t. Following these steps will help your business move forward, maintaining a steady bottom-line, and building the kind of strength that rises above the inevitable storms. Assess Existing Processes Prioritize: Which workflow areas will benefit most from [...]

Practicing Gratitude at Work

Thanksgiving has given way to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rush toward December Holidays, but gratitude has no reason to cease. Can you count the number of times someone said “thank you” to you during your day? Do you hear those words from friends? At home? How often do you tell someone else thank [...]

Team Spirit

Creating a company culture that embraces and enhances teamwork is essential to your ultimate success. The late J Richard Hackman, a professor, author, and expert on what makes a team excel contended that while personalities, attitudes, and behavioral styles play a role, what enables teamwork the most is creating the right conditions. Follow these “enabling [...]

4 Tips for Dealing with the Chronic Complainer

We’ve all worked with office nags, the mouthy person who has nothing nice to say but grumbles and groans all day about everything and anything. While this grouser is annoying, the consensus is that this person is a walking red flag. Besides being a huge annoyance, it’s a fact the chronic whiner exacerbates productivity - [...]

Employee Side Hustles: Is the Gig Up?

A couple of decades ago, the person who worked a second job was said to be moonlighting. Frowned upon by employers, moonlighting was something one didn’t want to get caught doing—no matter whether the employee had no conflict of interest or a great reason for needing the extra income. Keep in mind the globalization and [...]

Can You Turn Your Temp Job into a Permanent One?

Lots of companies want to “try before they buy,” especially in this gig economy. While there is no guarantee of a temporary position becoming a permanent job, it is a possibility. In fact, some staffing companies advise candidates looking for work to take a temporary contract position with the hope of turning it into a [...]

Friendship and Jealousy in the Workplace

Have you ever struggled with being jealous of a coworker or being the object of the jealousy? How did you deal with those feelings? Consider this scenario. Jenny and Amy had a solid friendship both inside and outside the office. They both worked in administration, and both were on the short list for a promotion [...]

10 Ways to Be the Perfect Candidate

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ~ Charles Kettering Is there ever a perfect candidate? While perfect people don’t exist, candidates who want a particular job can do their homework and be prepared to “Ace” an interview. And like the cliché, it [...]