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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

July 24, 2018
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Tweet Thanks to technology, opportunities to work remotely are now abundant as nearly 3.9 million full-time U.S. employees report doing so at least half of their work week. This total reflects the increase in telecommuting workers of a whopping 115% in a decade, according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. If you commute...
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Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

July 16, 2018
Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

Tweet Open office environments, once considered a workplace trend, have become the norm. Today, nearly 70% of U.S. offices occupy an open environment. Supporters believe that this design enables more opportunities for collaboration, improves transparency, minimizes emails and phone calls, while also strengthening co-worker relationships. Additional benefits include cost savings and appearing more attractive to millennials...
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Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

July 9, 2018
Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

Tweet Many Americans believe they’ll be happy once they…earn that promotion; buy a new house; finally finish their graduate degree, etc. The truth is, money cannot buy happiness, however it can be attained with goal-setting and an attitude adjustment. Here are four reasons why. 1. Social comparisons skew happiness levels. Experts concur that it’s challenging to...
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Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

July 2, 2018
Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

Tweet We hear a lot about the best places to work, for example, Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work For list. Employers to avoid, on the other hand, are usually uncovered based on former and current employee reviews on career sites or in our social circles. Perhaps you’ve had a feeling that something just isn’t right at...
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How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

June 26, 2018
How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

Tweet What a difference a year can make.  A year ago, jobs were plentiful and recruiters swept America’s college campuses armed with entry-level positions for nearly everyone.  Today, the economic landscape is much different. Here are three challenges new graduates can anticipate, and more importantly, how to persevere. 1. Major lifestyle adjustments. The typical ‘go to...
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Why and How to Exit a Job on Terrific Terms

June 19, 2018
Why and How to Exit a Job on Terrific Terms

Tweet Whether the decision to leave your job is difficult or a dream come true, it’s critical that you leave on the best possible terms. Once you’ve decided to depart your employer, follow these steps for long-term career success. 1. Give proper notice. Regardless of how you may feel, do your best to give a...
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Three Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

June 12, 2018
Three Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Tweet Have you ever witnessed someone’s stellar self-confidence level and wished you could be just as confident? Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is simply something they either have or don’t have, and those who lack it often think they’ll never be confident. Truth be told— no one is born with limitless self-confidence. It is...
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Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

June 5, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

Tweet Today’s business leaders concur that soft skills are critical to fostering employee retention and creating a meaningful workplace culture, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Unlike hard skills which are gained through education, certification, on-the-job training, etc., soft skills are interpersonal such as communication skills, adaptability and the ability to...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

Tweet In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

May 22, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

Tweet The formula for building successful teams was previously predicated on each member’s work experience and technical expertise in order to collectively execute a defined plan. Today, policy experts, trade groups, business coalitions and academics are citing soft skills as critical to both team and individual performance. In fact, a University of Michigan study revealed that soft...
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