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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 [...]

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. […]

15 09, 2022

Stop Sexual Harassment

2022-09-14T14:22:15-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gender identity). Between the fiscal years 2018 and 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received an alarming 98,000(+) charges alleging harassment.  The influx of harassment cases in 2018 and 2019 was likely a product of the viral #MeToo movement, which provided people comfort in unveiling their encounter. Though reported cases continue to descend, the question of why remains. Is it due to a decline in harassment in the workplace? Or is shame, once again, causing silence? Regardless, we need to [...]

12 04, 2022

Got Distractions?

2022-03-24T15:39:22-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, How to Survive the '9-5', Motivation|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Distractions in the workplace are something virtually everybody deals with. It’s, unfortunately, more appealing at the moment to let your mind wander than it is to zone in on a new task. Luckily, we have some tips on working past those distractions to add productivity to your workday. […]

27 07, 2021

How to Overcome Mistakes at Work 

2021-07-27T08:40:46-04:00Categories: How To, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a tough situation. You’ve been doing extremely well at work. However, recently you made a mistake, and now you’re not sure how to proceed. First of all, remain calm. Making mistakes is something everyone has done at some point. We’ll share some advice on how you should approach a workplace mistake. Read on to find out the first step! […]

22 07, 2021

3 Things To Discuss During Quarterly Meetings

2021-07-29T09:08:31-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many employees have questions and concerns they’d like to discuss with their boss or manager. Similarly, managers may have concerns (or positive feedback!) they want to discuss with their employees. It can be hard to find the right time to do this but luckily, most bosses schedule quarterly meetings with their staff. Quarterly meetings occur a few times a year, hence the term quarterly, and are a great way to keep communication flowing between both parties. Not sure what to address at your next quarterly meeting? Not to worry, we’ve put together a list of the top 3 things that [...]

8 07, 2021

Breaking Down Types of Employment 

2021-07-08T08:39:16-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re currently looking for a new position, you’re probably looking at many job descriptions each day. All of the different terminologies can get confusing. If you’re not sure what the difference is between contract to hire and direct hire is, we’re here to help! We’ll break down all the different ways a job can be classified, and what they mean. In addition, we’ll discuss the different payment structures and work hours as well. […]

27 05, 2021

Criticism in the Workplace

2021-06-30T13:19:16-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

No matter how hard you work, everyone will face criticism at some point in their work day. You may be lacking in some responsibilities, or a colleague may disagree with your approach. Whatever the reason for it, a good employee should know how to deal with criticism at work. Firstly, it’s important to recognize that most workplace critiques are intended constructively, not maliciously. Given this, it’s crucial not to react emotionally. We’ll begin by discussing the best way to respond to criticism, and how to determine if it is constructive or not. […]

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