In Planning Your Future, Is Self-Employment or Retirement Being Considered?

There are so many unknowns in the employment world that it is hard to predict what job opportunities may lay ahead for your future.  Though many people may assume that they will continue doing whatever they have been doing, some industries may run into “road blocks” that could detour those plans.  Therefore, people would be … Read more

UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE PANDEMIC IS TEACHING US

When COVID began in 2019, many of us thought it might be like the flu: have a bad bout, cause many to get sick, spread around schools and offices, but gradually wind down.  Unfortunately, that has not been the case.  Instead, COVID has not only spread around killing so many, it has grown and developed … Read more

WHICH IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN: CUSTOMER SERVICE OR EFFECTIVE LISTENING?

?Losing Customers Can Cost Your Company Major Funds? Not everyone has pleasant “people skills” or are sensitive to other person’s priorities.  When it comes to customers or other business associates, we all have our areas or individual issues that can be easily set off or offended.  If your employees have not be trained to be … Read more

IS YOUR GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?

Though only one person, you can encourage HOPE! Though many may feel stressed and uncertain about the future, if you look around the world and even into some struggling neighborhoods here in the U.S., you will find that you are still more fortunate than many.  By watching the media and listening to the data and … Read more

WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO SURVIVE

Important decisions are not easy but also cannot be ignored. Clearly, many companies have already closed or folded over the past 1.5+ years.  Several industries are faced with economic challenges that are causing 2021 to have a questionable future.  Of course, COVID has been the underlying factor affecting this situation.  Economists have voiced their opinions … Read more

VIOLENCE: THE SOURCE AND ROOTS THAT INITIATE ANGER

  Anger that Leads to Violence Can Follow Job Loss or Personality Clashes, etc. What will it take for you to stand up AGAINST violence?  If you haven’t been directly affected by the violence all around us, just wait – as sooner or later, you may encounter it yourself.  Don’t wait for that to happen.  … Read more

HIRING EQUATION/DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES EMPLOYER vs EMPLOYEE

There are different perspectives in the “game” of hiring.  And a game is how many employees see this hiring process.  Hiring is very competitive, and though more job openings are developing, the job market is still competitive with many job candidates.  On the other hand, hard skills are sought, but many times, the “soft skills” … Read more

COMMUNICATION CAN EASILY BE THE WEAK LINK

What do you believe is important to relay to your employees in order that they believe you consider them helpful and valuable?  Though a decent salary is appreciated, other forms of support are critical, too.  Most people value being given continued training to grow and be challenged. How do you like being kept involved and … Read more

FACTORS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE

Selecting your Life’s Path What made you choose your career path?  Did it take long to decide?  Your personality should match the career you choose.  A person’s character isn’t determined at the time of their birth, but suddenly some of those basic personality traits begin to form.  There was an old saying “spare the rod, … Read more

Best Approach for a Positive, Productive Outcome

Practice Ethical, Honest Behavior Daily When the topic of “good employers” and “good places to work” is discussed, what is the basis of such a label?  Of course, being paid a good salary is valued, but other high-ranking points with employees include being respected, having wise and effective leadership, provided good benefits, continued growth and … Read more