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 - [...]

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, [...]

Investing in Employees Sparks Productivity

We can spend countless hours touting how success is measured by what we do, where we give, who we build relationships with, etc. rather than the bottom line, but at the end of the day, if the bottom line isn’t profitable, the company fails. So, how can you build a thriving, successful company with a [...]

Tips for Communicating with Diverse Audiences

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. ~ Peter Drucker We live and work in a global world.  As the windows of the world are opening, we must remember that even as we break through language barriers, each of us still has our own culture, mannerisms, habits, and patterns of communicating. [...]

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 [...]

5 Big New Laws that Could Affect Businesses Before Year-End

Laws change all the time, and keeping up with fundamental changes and nuances can be a headache, but below are five laws, in particular, to keep under a watchful eye. Potential repeal of ACA Since Trump was first sworn-in, much of the government buzz concerned the Affordable Care Act. It appears as of this month; [...]