Job Market Trends for 2018

Though the job market is touted as the strongest it has been in years, and unemployment at its lowest in nearly two decades, Americans are still worried about jobs. Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction In September 2017, The Conference Board job satisfaction survey reported half of the workers in our country are satisfied with their jobs. [...]

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 [...]

Are You a Leader?

What’s the difference between a manager and a leader? While both are responsible for a group of people who are, in turn, accountable for fulfilling specific goals and tasks, the dissimilarity lies in the approach. A manager has the authority and directive to assign tasks which must compel the team toward accomplishing directives. Many managers [...]

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 - [...]

Intentional Safety in the Workplace

Maintaining safety in your workplace is vital to the ultimate success of your company, but “it doesn’t happen by accident.” Taking safety thoughtfully and intentionally, as well as training your staff accordingly is crucial. In fact, according to OSHA findings, companies who place a priority on safety, taking appropriate preventive steps, have 50% fewer lost [...]

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 [...]

Find an Internship and Build Your Resume

Is your resume bare-bones-basic? If you are a college student without much success in finding that great job, it could be because you lack an internship. In fact, many students participate in two or more internships. Statistics show the value of internship experience. Whether from a big company, a virtual one or a small business, [...]