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. This skills gap issues 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 address the unique concerns…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 workplace communication mistakes. Delivering important news through email Announcing layoffs or large staffing changes by email should be avoided. Have…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

Setting Business Goals for the New Year

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New Year, New Beginnings:   The New Year is a great time for resolutions for your business and career. The line between personal and professional can be blurry, and this is especially true if you own your own business. The start of a new year is a time for new beginnings for your career and…more

Importance of Employee Engagement

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Improving Employee Engagement in the Workplace:   It is possible that as few as 13% of your company’s employees may be engaged at work, according to the results of Gallup’s global survey. Some studies that focus only on the US show a slightly improved number that hovers around 30%, but even that figure means that…more