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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When opportunity calls, sometimes it’s calling from a new city. Whether it’s the next town over, or across the country, setting up in a new place can be exciting and also a little challenging. Whether it’s a temporary move or a relocation, it’s good to...