3 Tips for Creating Better Professional Relationships

What if you got along well with your co-workers? In most cases, it probably would make your job easier. Follow these three tips for creating better professional relationships and, therefore, a better career.      Make a Commitment to Relationship Building We all know developing a meaningful relationship takes time and effort. In other words, you can’t bring in donuts once and assume everyone will love you forever. As a result, you’ll… Read More »

How to Begin Bringing Back Your Furloughed Employees

With state stay-at-home orders expiring after the Coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably in the process of reopening your business. However, reinstating your workforce won’t necessarily be a straightforward process. Use these tips to successfully begin bringing back your furloughed employees.  Create the Safest Workplace Possible Understandably, some of your employees may be afraid to return to work. And certainly, you don’t want people to get sick… Read More »

Tips to Help Manage Political Discussions in the Office

You may prefer to run a non-partisan business, but during an election year those political conversations inevitably pop up. And suddenly, an off-handed comment turns into a heated debate. To keep work-life civil, use these tips to manage political discussions in the office.  Familiarize Yourself with Workplace Laws When it comes to politics, workplace laws vary by state, industry and context. While everyone has First Amendment rights, these rights may not apply in the office.… Read More »

Get Out and Go for a Walk at Lunch

It’s midday. You’re hungry and tired. Should you grab something to eat and crash in the break room? Or should you try to fit in some exercise? Explore that second option and get out and go for a walk at lunch!  The Benefits of Walking at Lunch Log Your Exercise  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get at least… Read More »

How to Begin Job Hunting After COVID-19 Unemployment

Did you lose your job during the Coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. Millions of people filed for unemployment throughout the spring of 2020. If you’re ready to look for work again, here’s how to begin job hunting after COVID-19 unemployment.  Start Immediately There may not be many positions available now, but don’t use this as an excuse to delay your search. You are wasting valuable time. Instead,… Read More »

3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Having a Rough Time Finding a Job That Fits Your Skill Set?

Unemployment rates have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as a result, landing a job may be more difficult than ever before. If you’re having a rough time finding a position that fits your skill set, don’t panic. Here’s what you can do to overcome this challenging situation.  Focus on Transferable Skills Transferable skills or soft skills can be applied… Read More »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read More »

Do You Hate Your Job Or Hate Working?

You’ve decided you’re unhappy at work. But… do you hate your job or hate working? Before you start looking for something else, you need to figure out what’s wrong.  Signs You Hate Your Job  You dread going to work  You worry about your job during your free time  You repeatedly catch yourself complaining about work  You’ve distanced yourself from your co-workers  You feel frustrated because you wish you liked your job  You’re noticed symptoms of stress such… Read More »