It’s the height of summer, and some employees are eager to celebrate the hot weather by kicking back with colleagues by planning work BBQ’s, hikes and charity events together. It all sounds fun, but not everyone is so keen, and… Read more
If you managed to find a student summer job, you’ve probably been at it for a while now. Things might have started well but, as the summer slowly wears on, it’s clear the honeymoon is over. That great new summer… Read more
Newly minted graduates are venturing forth, armed with the knowledge and skills needed to build solid careers. But has school really prepared them for success?
It appears there may be some things they don’t teach in school. But… Read more
Applying for a job seems to be getting more complicated, especially when job seekers are hoping to make a successful on-line application. The key is to get your application past computer-based screening programs, and into the hands of decision-makers.
No… Read more
We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a… Read more
It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.
Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.… Read more
Everyone dies, but everyone deals with this fact differently. Employees who deal with death as part of their job can face it daily. Miners, Nurses, Doctors, Fire Fighters, Morticians, Police, Psychologists and those working in the Military jump to mind.… Read more
Stressful jobs wreak havoc on families. Unmanageable workloads, demanding bosses or colleagues who slack-off can take a toll. While workers take the brunt, their families suffer too.
According to workplace psychologist Dr. Jennifer Newman, it’s common for employees in such… Read more
Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.
According to workplace psychologist Dr.… Read more
As Spring Break winds down for many families, fatigued parents eye their children’s impeding return to school longingly. Two weeks away from the usual routine can send many households into a tail spin. Between hunting down child care, and coping… Read more