Have an Internal Disparity Between First Shift and Other Shifts? Here’s How to Solve It

Shift work is an exercise in organization and coordination. Finding the right people to work the right shifts, and making sure their work is complementary and seamless across time frames is critical to making sure the job gets done and it gets done at the level of quality your clients expect. As a manager looking… Read more »

Struggling to Make Small Talk? 3 Safe Topics to Keep the Conversation Going

Whether you’re networking or kicking off an interview, small talk is an important skill when you are setting off on your job search. Some candidates are highly skilled in shooting the breeze with their prospective hiring managers, but others need to learn how to manage a conversation. Having a selection of no pressure ice breakers… Read more »

Want to Be Successful? 3 Ways to Think That Way All the Time

Winston Churchill said, “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” He knew that failure was a stepping stone to greater success so long as the individual learned from their mistakes. It’s the same for professionals in their career. Often success seems like such a final endpoint, but in truth, success… Read more »

These Behaviors Can Help You Get a Raise

Everyone at one point in their career or another thinks they are deserving of a raise in salary. Whether you earn that raise or not depends on several factors, including the success of the business as a whole, your value within the company, and even whether or not you ask for one. But there are… Read more »

What Process Will Actually Improve Workplace Safety?

Workplace safety is of paramount importance across all industries. Whether your employees go about their day to day work in an industrial setting, on a remote job site, or in a common office building, safety should be at the top of their minds and yours. Here are a few processes that will turn that priority… Read more »

Were You Told Something You Disagree With? This Is How You Respond the Right Way

Feedback is a critical element to career success. And while it might sometimes be difficult to hear, feedback will always help you better yourself within your current job. That said, sometimes you might outright disagree with what you hear. There are any number of reasons you might not be on the same page as your… Read more »

Who Should You Use as a Job Reference?

Good references are an important part of what makes an employer want to hire a particular candidate. In a competitive job market, your references can be the thing that puts your resume on top of the pile. A good reference proves your value as an employee and that’s important from a hiring perspective. Even though… Read more »

How to Show You Are a Hard Worker

Are you a hard worker? Does your employer know you are? Sometimes it’s difficult to show managers exactly how hard you work at your job, and if they don’t recognize that effort, it can have a negative impact on your compensation and even your job security. Showing you are a hard worker should be one… Read more »

How to Correctly Handle Internal Employee Conflict

Healthy conflict is a part of the growth of a team and a business. But the sort of conflict that comes from negativity and unresponsive personality clashes can do real and lasting damage to the work environment and the productivity of your projects. To effectively handle internal employee conflict, here are a few things you… Read more »

Five Tips for Saving Money When You’re on a Tight Budget

  If you are between jobs, or looking for a higher paying one, you know it can be tough tightening the belt while finding your next gig. But until you have a new job lined up, it is smart, and often necessary, to be more careful with your spending to make sure you have what… Read more »