5 Great Professional Development Podcasts!

It’s the Age of the Podcast! Many people want to learn more about how to succeed in work, but feel constrained by time management concerns (how do you get professional development with limited time)?  Well, enter podcasts, which allow you to listen anywhere – while commuting to work, cleaning your house, or exercising. The following five professional development podcasts can help… Read More »

Should Your Company Keep in Contact With Former Employees?

Should you let the relationship with a former employee fade, or do you maintain it? The rise in social media makes it much easier to keep in contact with former employees if your company wants to. But is it a good idea?  Frankly, the answer to the question may hinge on the company’s perception of the employee. Here’s a… Read More »

Why You Should Ask for the Salary You Think You Deserve

Salary discussions may well be the most fraught part of the hiring process for many job seekers. Many people may feel anxiety discussing money at all – let alone asking for a high salary. They worry that too high a salary request may get them passed over for the job.  But in fact, it‘s very important to… Read More »

Could That Meeting Have Been an Email?

While meetings are a fact of office life (whether you’re physically in the office or work from home), many meetings actually aren’t necessary. In fact, meetings that waste time and accomplish little top the pet peeve list of both managers and employees. If you’ve ever been in a meeting where one or two people monopolize… Read More »

How Social Media Can Help Your Employment Search

If you think of social media as primarily social, it’s time to recalibrate! Many employers use social media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook to find and evaluate job candidates. Yes, there are opportunities everywhere! Here’s how to make the most of social media during your job search.    Use social media to find job postings. LinkedIn is one of the main sites you can use… Read More »

4 Tips to Create a Winning Resume

A resume is one of the most important tools in your job-search kit. In fact, it’s arguably the most important tool. A good resume wins you an interview; an interview can get you a job offer. A bad resume, on the other hand, can get tossed out by an applicant tracking system (ATS) before a human ever… Read More »

Are Remote Workers Wanting to Go Back into the Office?

Now that a large chunk of the population has experienced working remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, will more people be wanting that choice full time? Or are people wanting to go back to a traditional office setting?  It’s an essential question for managers to think about as more workplaces open up going forward. Some of the answers might be dictated by your… Read More »

How Can Your Human Resources Team Take Advantage of a Staffing Agency?

Does your Human Resources team need a staffing agency? Working with a staffing agency can bring significant benefits to your company overall, and to HR specifically. Here’s a brief overview of what staffing agencies can bring to the table.  Staffing agencies can save time. Many HR staffers (and hiring managers) may sigh inside when they need to hire. Why? Because many of the activities involved in hiring… Read More »

Is it Time for a Fresh Start?

Everyone sometimes needs a fresh start. In a job, that can be a new position or even an entirely new journey, to a new career. But how do you know when it’s time for a fresh start or new journey? Pay attention if you’ve encountered any of the following feelings. Just like your body can tell… Read More »

Leading a Team When You Have Lost Your Passion

Leading a team is great when you have a passion — for leadership, for the company’s vision, for maximizing your team’s talents, or whatever other capabilities you bring to the table. But it can become not so great if you’ve lost your passion.  Losing Passion: Why It Happens Why do people lose passion for something they care about, such… Read More »