Do you find it difficult to balance the demands of your work and your personal life? Balance presumes that there is an equal distribution of weight or value and we all know that is not realistic. Instead, consider putting a strategy to each demand and...

When was the last time you told a co-worker, colleague or employee how much they are valued? Employee appreciation is a critical aspect of employee retention. When employees feel appreciated for the work they do, they're happier and more likely to be engaged. Here are eight...

Did you know that 33% of all non-fatal workplace injuries fall into the category of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s). MSD’s affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as...

As a manager, I hated writing performance reviews. I worked hard to make them reflective of achievements, performance and goals. I would spend hours reading the peer and self-evaluations and then writing examples to support my scores.  In the end, it was a grand waste...

Benefits can set your company apart from competitors. Over fifty percent of employees consider benefits to be one of the top factors in accepting a new job. It is important to re-evaluate your company’s benefit offerings annually to keep pace with the continually changing needs...

By next year, millennials will represent fifty percent of the global workforce. This generation reads, writes and interprets information differently. It’s important to understand the differences in communication styles so conversations will be more relatable. Try these five steps to guide your communications with the...

Once you have decided you are ready to resign, you want to leave in a professional manner.  The key to resigning professionally is all about having a plan and paying attention to the details. I have outlined the steps you should consider when making this...

I spent the first seven years of my working career as a Registered Nurse.  I liked the variety and challenges of working in the ICU but then I began noticing signs of burnout.  The thought of making a career change was overwhelming at first. Then...

Recent studies have found that remote workers are more productive, happier and achieve a better work-life balance. As more organizations are using remote workers, managing these workers is a skill every manager will need to learn.  Here are several tips I found helpful when managing...