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 »

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 »

Are You Bringing Your Personal Problems Into Work?

Management is a challenging job. And, sometimes, when you are having a bad day (or a bad month), it’s easy to bring your problems into work. However, as a supervisor, you need to be a stronger person. Check out these tips for successfully navigating the personal/professional balancing act.     Signs You ARE Bringing Your Personal Problems into Work  Do you think you are doing a decent job of staying professional? Here are five symbols… Read More »

Quitting Your Job and Starting Fresh Can Be Scary – Here are 3 Motivating Tips

Your job is driving you crazy, and you don’t know what to do. You could quit, but starting fresh can be so scary. It would probably be easier to stay… if only you weren’t so unhappy.   Are you tired of going around in this circle? Here are three motivating tips to get you back on the road to success.  Your Current Job Won’t Magically Fix Itself. Ok, so you… Read More »

3 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Up At Work

You would like to contribute ideas, point out potential problems, and offer suggestions at work, but you’re too scared to say anything. Don’t worry. With a few tips and a bit of practice, you can overcome your hesitation. Here’s how to conquer your fear of speaking up.  Ask Yourself, “What Are You Afraid Of?” Fear can be paralyzing.… Read More »

Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Strongest Skills?

What if you could use your employees’ strengths to your advantage? It sounds like a recipe for success, doesn’t it? Here’s why and how your company should be leveraging your employees’ strongest skills.  The Benefits of Playing to Strengths Recent Gallup research shows focusing on employee’s strongest skills increases engagement and performance as well as health and wellbeing. Some of the specific… Read More »

4 Tips to Sell Yourself In Your Next Interview

Landing an interview is exciting, but this is only the first step. To receive a job offer, you need to go beyond your resume. Follow these four tips to sell yourself in your next interview.  Research the Company Companies want people, especially potential employees, to love them. Knowing about a company is one of the best ways to display your interest and enthusiasm. And, as a bonus, you’ll look well-informed and prepared. Before… Read More »

How to Avoid Getting the Flu This Winter

It’s a fact. Coughing, sneezing, aching, chills, and an upset tummy are no fun. So, what can you do to increase your chances of staying healthy this season?   Get a Flu Shot   According to WebMD, signing up for a flu shot is “the No. 1 thing you can do to prevent the flu.” Are you worried about… Read More »