Office Organization

Order creates a sense of professionalism and generates an atmosphere where team spirit thrives and opens the door to higher levels of productivity. It also invokes a feeling of confidence, competence, and control. Best of all, a well-organized office tells the world – well all who enter in – that here is a company/leader who [...]

New Hiring Policies

The tight talent market has limited applicants for hiring. To broaden the selection of candidates, some employers have changed their hiring policies. In fact, recent articles in both the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company have confirmed this trend. New policies are eliminating the concept of “degree inflation” or at least broadening their hiring criteria, [...]

Top 7 Qualities of an Administrative Professional

If you have watched almost any episode of Mad Men, then you know about the glass ceiling and stigmas of employment for women during the 1960s. Back then, one of the only jobs for a woman was as a secretary. In the more enlightened scenarios of today, not only the name of the position has [...]

Employers and Telecommuting – Statistics and Benefits

Based on an analysis of the 2005-2015 American Community Survey (US Census Bureau) data conducted by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, statistics regarding telecommuting are: 50% of the workforce work at least part-time from home 85% of the workforce desires to work from home at least part-time 50-60% of the time, the workforce is absent from their desks and [...]

Resume Must-Do’s and Thou Shall Not’s

Your resume is the ticket that takes you to the front of the job search line. Taking time to do it right is one of the most critical steps in your career journey. In fact, if you want to stand out, your resume has to be perfect. We’ve put together a list of Must Do’s [...]

Seeking a Mentor? Watch for 3 Core Traits  

Mentoring – a concept is as old as tribal society itself - is becoming increasingly more popular in companies. Whether based on diversity, gender, or profession, having an advisor on your side who is interested in your future can be helpful. What makes a good mentor? Although believing in you is essential, it’s not enough. [...]

4 Great Strategies for 4 Scary Interview Questions

Interview questions are devised to make you think on your feet. They are the hard-hitting queries meant to weed out those less suited for the job than you. So how can you glide through this elimination process? Prepare! Here are some tough questions and the strategic answers that may help you pass the first interview [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]