Category: Blog


Addressing the Skills Gap of New Employees

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There is a large skills gap that exists in the US between what employers need and what candidates are offering. The issue of skills gaps in the workplace presents differently when looking at the white-collar and blue-collar labor market, but it is a universal concern. I would like to look at both spaces separately and…more

February Tip Sheet

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Due to declining unemployment rates, it is taking employers 40% longer on average to fill their open positions. So, what is an employer to do in a tight labor market? First, try posting your jobs earlier and, if possible, anticipate openings before they occur. Second, extend your job posts to multiple job boards to have…more

Learn How to Delegate and Watch Your Efficiency Rise

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Delegating is a skill and if you’re new to it delegating can feel awkward and it can be difficult to let go. Delegating is important, it is a skill that can help your productivity and mental health when you’re juggling multiple tasks and competing priorities. The ability to delegate is an indication of a strong…more

What to Do If You Make a Mistake at Work

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Steps to Take When You Make a Mistake at Work:   Everybody makes mistakes, but when a mistake happens at work how you react to the situation can matter more than the mistake itself. Sometimes the mistakes may be small, like a spelling error, and don’t require much action on your part but other mistakes…more

Coworker Missing Deadlines?

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Missing Deadlines Can Be a Hassle for Everyone:   Do you have a coworker or employee who continues to miss deadlines? It can be frustrating and create a ripple effect on the work of the organization. How you respond to missed deadlines can make a big difference on whether it becomes a pattern, these five…more

Communication Challenges and Solutions

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Are You Making These Workplace Communication Mistakes? Good communication is foundational to personal and business success. Building communication skills takes time and effort, but you can start by identifying and avoiding some of these common business communication challenges. Delivering important news through email Announcing layoffs or large staffing changes by email should be avoided. Have…more

January Tip Sheet

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A new year often begins with new resolutions. People resolve to diet. To stop smoking. To exercise. To adopt new habits. I have resolved to start doing crunches twice a day (Captain in the morning and Nestle’s at night)!  But what about making some resolutions to improve how we act and interact with others in…more

2019 is the Year for Blue-Collar Workers

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The Demand for Blue-Collar Workers:   Last year we saw an increasing demand for blue-collar workers and we will continue to see that demand grow in 2019. More students are graduating high school and headed off to college liberal arts programs and leaving a gap where new blue-collar workers would be entering the workforce. I…more