Having just celebrated Labor Day weekend, I thought it would be interesting to review how labor laws have shaped our current work environment. Most of us tend to think of Labor Day as the last holiday of the summer and look forward to the three-day...

What do you think are the jobs of the future? Here is a list of professions that may not be around much longer… Artificial intelligence, robotics and smartphone applications are changing the labor market.  As technology continues to evolve, these types of jobs are likely...

Consider hiring a U.S. veteran for your next open position. Veterans are disciplined team-oriented players that can add value to any employer's business. Here are some reasons why veterans make great employees: Trained Leaders The military trains people to be leaders. Veterans understand how to manage, motivate,...

Whether you're a business owner, a manager, or a co-worker, you've most likely felt the stress and anxiety that come from facing the need to initiate a crucial (and possibly uncomfortable) conversation. A crucial conversation is any conversation where the stakes are high, emotions run...

We make many decisions throughout the course of a day.  Some are small and inconsequential while others are large and can affect peoples’ lives and wellbeing. At some point in our careers, we have all made decisions that just did not work out the way...

The average professional spends 31 hours a month in meetings.  Many of us find that meetings can be full of talk, with little focus and no outcomes. If you’ve ever sat through one of those meetings, feeling like it’s a waste of time and a...

Below are three trends that are changing the way recruiting teams find, qualify, and engage candidates. Advancements in technology and non-traditional approaches to hiring are requiring employers and recruiters to shift their approach to recruiting.   Workplace Diversity Companies are beginning to examine workplace diversity and...

Now that you have made a great first impression, it’s time to get down to the position details and how you will be a great fit and benefit the organization…. Listen.  Think.  Respond – Be thoughtful in your responses and follow up questions. Listen. This is probably...