Take Control of Your Career Path

Do you have a clear career path in your current organization? Career pathing is a plan you make with your employer that charts your path and development within the organization. It should include milestones you need to reach, and skills you should learn, to reach the next stage in your career. These can be promotions… Read more »

Stress Can Be Measured

Stress in Business

By Mike Smith, President/CEO Stress is getting more attention all the time, especially in today’s world, as a leading cause of workplace dissatisfaction, poor performance, and turnover. There are numerous articles outlining novel ideas for stress reducing activities including yoga, relaxing techniques, and some companies even endorsing a nap or siesta time. Six Major Environments… Read more »

Identifying Company Culture Before Accepting the Job Offer

company culture

Company culture is a very important factor to consider when deciding if a role will be the right fit for you. Culture fit can greatly affect your happiness and your level of satisfaction in your role. We spend most of our waking hours at work, so a good cultural fit should be high on your… Read more »

Give the Greatest Gift; Happiness

The gift of happiness

By Kevin O’Connor, Training and Development Manager Aristotle was quoted, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” When our first child was born, there was a quick transition from the thought “wow, it costs a lot to raise a child” to “I will do anything… Read more »

Who Guides You? The Coach or the Cheerleader?

Coach and team

By Buck Medley We all need support and advice in our careers. We are, in general, part of teams for a bigger cause. These teams can do great things within organizations. The question is, are you being guided by the cheerleader or the football coach? Which of these teammates is helping you develop and expand… Read more »

Remote Solutions and Achieving Your Pie

remote worker eating pie

Working remotely has many advantages for employees and their employers including lower cost for both, added flexibility, reduced stress, and often improved satisfaction and quality of life. However, a few extra challenges come with managing your desk remotely including: Internet bandwidth and consistency Family interruptions due to easy access Greater dependency on self-motivation Speaking from… Read more »

10 Great Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Interview Questions

By Alexis Stiebe When an employer invites you to interview for a position, you know to expect many questions about your skills and your background. The hiring manager wants to know what experience you bring to the role and if you’ll be a good fit for the company. But you should have questions as well.… Read more »

Conflict in The Workplace: Are You the Problem?

Healthy conflict is part of a normal work environment. But the sort of conflict that comes from negativity and unresponsive personality clashes can do real and lasting damage to the work environment and the productivity of your projects. To effectively handle conflict with coworkers, it’s really important to take a step back and evaluate whether… Read more »