Watch These 3 TED Talks to Boost Your Motivation

Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.  If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth Running Time: 6:01 minutes Views: 17… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… Read More »

Make Sure There’s a Path for Your Temporary Workforce to Become Permanent

Does your company use temporary workers? Do any of your temps ever become permanent employees? If you answered, “No,” you probably are putting your business at a disadvantage.  Here are three reasons why advancing temps to full-time positions is a smart business strategy.   Inspire Your Workforce As organizational consultant, Simon Sinek writes in his book, Start with Why, “Average companies give their people something… Read More »

What Can We Learn From National Hot Dog Day? Bring a Salad for Lunch

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Sunshine, beaches, picnics and probably hot dogs. That’s why the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council celebrates National Hot Dog Day every July. In 2019, Wednesday, July 17 is the date to remember.   However, when it comes to healthy lunch options, we know salads, not hot dogs, are the better choice. In fact, according to the experts at WebMD, “Eating salad almost every… Read More »

Celebrate Yourself by Learning New Skills

Trying something new is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself. You gain a new skill as well as a sense of accomplishment.   Is there something you’d like to learn, but you never found the time? Here are seven popular skills and tips on where to start your learning journey.  Photography / Videography Did you know Apple Stores offer free photography and… Read More »

5 Ways to Up Your Leadership Abilities

Maybe you are looking to advance your career? Or, maybe you are trying to improve the effectiveness of your team? In either case, strong leadership abilities are key to your success. These five strategies can help you become a better leader. Take Responsibility Not Power We often associate leaders with perks and privilege including a… Read More »

The Best Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

You just finished an interview. Hopefully, everything went well. Now what? Don’t go home and wait around for a phone call. In many cases, following up can make a difference. Here’s how to impress your potential employer after the interview is over. Say Thank You This task requires time and thought, so many job hunters… Read More »

What It Takes to Become a Machine Operator

Are you thinking about working as a machine operator? Would you like to know more about what this job involves? Here is a brief overview to help you decide if this career is right for you. What Does a Machine Operator Do? Machine operators set up, operate, maintain and repair a variety of computer-controlled and… Read More »

Understanding Generational Differences in the Way We Communicate

In business, communication is essential. You may know what you are trying to say, but if no one else understands, the message is lost. Generational differences can compound this communication breakdown even further. Today, five different generations work side by side. Each group grew up with different political influences, educational opportunities, technological advances and socioeconomic… Read More »

Safety in the Workplace: 5 Ways to Stay Safe in the Warehouse

Working in a warehouse is not only a challenging, but also a potentially dangerous job. If you are an employee in one of America’s more than 17,000 warehouses, you need to know how to stay safe. Respect Machinery Warehouses are full of machinery from conveyor belts to forklifts. Any of this equipment can be hazardous,… Read More »