Employment

Who’s your Daddy? Celebrating my Organization on Father’s Day

Management Monday – Managing job appreciation on Father’s Day This past weekend was the celebration of Father’s Day.  Some people traveled across the county to see their dads, some took their pops to lunch, others sent a heart-warming gift, while still others honored the memory of their father on father’s day in their own sacred way. Fathers work hard and ...

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Mr. Valentine’s Day at the Office

February fourteenth brings with it talk of relationships, old and new.   Lovers everywhere are reminded to show appreciation for each other through various methods of expression. With the holiday, it is not uncommon for individuals to evaluate the strength of their relationship.  Although, one isolated circumstance can’t speak volumes about a relationship, every instance is an opportunity for growth isn’t it?   Of ...

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Succession Planning: Planting Seeds

It is realistic to acknowledge that at some point, you may receive a promotion or have new job opportunities. When that time comes, have you thought about what seeds you will have planted so that your job duties are still fulfilled? Will you have trained a successor to fill your specific job title? Will you depart having developed the capabilities ...

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Mothers ask “To work or not to work?”

It is Management Monday! Let’s talk about mothers managing the important decision making topic of going back to work. Do you know a mother or are you a mother who is thinking about going back to work? Chances are you are familiar with this cross-road in some way. Recently, Pew Research reported that the percentage of mothers who believe they ...

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How to get Promoted

Do’s and Don’t of Promotions I work with many individuals who are shakers and movers.  They have been with their organization for at least 10 years, have a strong sense of their job duties and requirements, and yet are passed during promotions.  They come to me, because they are tired of being the “door matt”.  They want to know precisely why, ...

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Hiring success avoids a work place mess

From considerations like office safety concerns spurred by events like the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre, to the Americans with Disabilities act, and the implemented changes post Fiscal Cliff in December of 2012, as was highlighted in our Expert Panel , the hiring process is evolving rapidly. Keeping up with the changes is crucial for all companies. Discussing the changes rigorously alone makes ...

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Considered Veterans Affairs

President Obama’s State of the Union address brought with it so much to chew on. It was his mention of withdrawing 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within the year that caught our attention. We began thinking about the challenges vets often face in returning home. Already there are issues for veterans trying to find employment. CBS reports that in 2010, the veteran unemployment rate ...

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Recruiting your knights

With the unemployment rate high, HireRight.com recently found that 34 percent of job seekers falsify information on their resumes to get ahead in the race for employment. That is just one problem hiring managers run into during the hiring process. Some businesses that have poorly screened employees have suffered much more than lack of productivity. From avoiding negligent hiring law-suits, to workplace ...

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Job change with rose colored glasses

Things at work seem to be growing more stressful by the day. There are still the same complaints among co-workers about this client or that old software. You’re just feeling burnt out. Add to all that the seemingly endless demands of your position, that keep growing. Now you’re considering a new career path. Maybe that is a good move and ...

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The Small Business Employee Puzzle

It is Management Monday! The time of the week set aside for addressing anything from time management to management roles… Let’s talk about managing employee dynamics within organizations! Every piece must be included and positioned correctly to accurately completely a puzzle; businesses employee choices are no different. In order to be successful, a business must rely heavily on having the ...

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