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1 12, 2022

5 Ways Great Leaders Communicate

2022-11-30T15:35:27-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer Leadership, to any extent, is not for the faint of heart. It requires accountability and can often be successfully achieved through quality communication. According to a recent Holmes report, the cost of poor communication has hit $37 billion. The opportunities for effective communication are endless. Read below where we address both verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate and achieve organizational success. […]

22 11, 2022

Holiday Checklist

2022-11-22T11:02:02-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oh, the holidays! An expeditious time of year when, an already challenging, work-life balance becomes even harder to achieve. Last holiday season seemingly just ended, though you likely can’t recall what you did or where you were– it’s all a blur. The weeks leading to the holidays can often exacerbate burnout as you juggle end-of-year deadlines, performance reviews, travel, and holiday parties among other obligations. Below we will offer some ideas to help ease your stress and keep you on track this holiday season. […]

18 11, 2022

“Ghosting” Uncovered

2022-11-18T10:31:08-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. For all intents and purposes let’s emphasize that this originated through the abrupt termination of personal relationships. Ghosting has now infected professional relationships and is considered normal. A recent Indeed survey revealed that over 80% of employers have been ghosted by job candidates – some even after the point of hire. The question of why remains unclear. How Do Candidates Ghost? Ghosting in the workplace has maninfested itself in several ways, each more inexcusable than the last. [...]

15 11, 2022

Big Tech Companies Announcing Layoffs – What Now?

2022-11-09T15:24:59-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Following a superlative year in 2021, more than 52,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector have been laid off and there is no end in sight. CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has claimed responsibility for their nearly 11,000 layoffs (and rising). He attributes their “biggest layoff in history” to their imprudent hiring in 2021, stating that he, “assumed COVID-driven trends, like the acceleration of e-commerce, would live on past the pandemic.” The question those 11,000 employees share amongst thousands of others is, “what now?” […]

10 11, 2022

When Bereavement Leave Ends

2022-11-09T14:59:25-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Grief is arduous and unforgiving. Bouts of uncontrollable sadness are nonlinear and certainly take no consideration of whether you’re in at work or in the comfort of your own home. The loss of a loved one is a sad fact of life and though your world has come to a halt, the world around you keeps on moving. How can you fathom moving forward without your loved one by your side? In this blog, we will offer some suggestions for both employees and employers to support each other through bereavement and return to some sense [...]

1 11, 2022

Etiquette for Texting in the Workplace

2022-10-31T15:35:13-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency, Pop Culture Perspective|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Work Texting: Etiquette and Timeliness   These days, having a cell phone in your pocket is the norm over having a landline at home. The same is true for having a cell phone in the office as well. Knowing this, what is the best way to communicate with an employee, coworker, or client? When trying to reach someone for work-related matters, depending on the situation, we want them to see it as soon as possible. Sending a text message is quick and easy, but is it professional? Here are some tips for work-related texting and etiquette to help you [...]

20 10, 2022

Quintessential Quarterly Review

2022-10-18T12:15:54-04:00Categories: Awards and Recognition, Behind the Scenes, How To|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oftentimes, quarterly reviews are overlooked and labeled insignificant, when in fact, recent studies show employees to be 3x more engaged when they receive frequent feedback.  Quarterly reviews, when delivered effectively, are extremely informative, providing clear insight into the direction your company is moving and allowing you to adequately measure success. In this blog, we will unveil tips for hosting a successful quarterly review and how it will benefit your company. […]

6 10, 2022

Quiet Firing: The Not-So-New Work Trend

2022-10-06T10:32:10-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , |0 Comments

Call it what you like, but “quiet firing,” has been around for decades and is unfortunately common practice amongst employers. Quiet firing, a.k.a “constructive dismissal,” or, “performance management,” has caused an uproar in response to the viral “quiet quitting” movement. A hasty clap back at a movement that is misunderstood and does not actually imply the resignation of your employee. Recent reports show that over 75% of employees have witnessed or experienced quiet firing during their career and it doesn’t seem as though dismissal of the practice is in our near future. […]

4 10, 2022

Quiet Quitting: A Phenomenon

2022-10-04T10:53:47-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

U.S employee engagement took another step backward during the second quarter of 2022, with the proportion of actively disengaged workers increasing to 18%. The trend of, “quiet quitting,” has gone viral and adopted the attention of our employees. In fact, quiet quitters currently make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce. To reattain the engagement of our employees it’s important to first recognize the signs and possible causes, then compose a plan of action toward a more productive future. […]

27 09, 2022

Family Business: Opportunities and Obstacles

2022-09-27T10:58:34-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Research shows family businesses generate over 50% of the nation’s GDP and employ over 60% of the U.S. workforce, so in all likelihood, you or someone you know may be employed by a family business. On one hand, a family business offers an inclusive environment working toward a common goal. On the other hand, the combination of personal and professional life can be unpredictable. Before stepping in this direction, it is important to consider the pros and cons. […]

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