25
August
2014

Get a best friend at work and other tips on work and life wellbeing

Want to live well?  Here are some tips to cultivate wellbeing at work and in life.

21
August
2014

Throwing compensation structure out the window

I’m going to contradict myself (again). I seem to do this a lot, outlining a way to be process oriented by designing a traditional talent management program.  We’ve done this over the last couple of weeks by describing how to do job analysis, job descriptions and design a compensation plan. 

18
August
2014

Want to keep great employees? Know how to compensate them.

Want to keep great employees?  Know how to compensate them.

Designing and creating a compensation system seems like a daunting task. But if you take things step-by-step, you’ll see that it can be manageable. More importantly, if done correctly it can add tremendous value to your organization by helping you recruit, retain and reward talent appropriately. 

14
August
2014

2 Ways to Get What You’re Worth

2 Ways to Get What You’re Worth

Out looking for a job or considering a discussion with your boss about a raise?  If you are, you need to do your research to consider what the knowledge, skills and abilities you have are worth in the marketplace and to the company in which you work or are negotiating with.

11
August
2014

Now don’t go changing your compensation structure without….

Now don’t go changing your compensation structure without….

Are you worried you’re not attracting the right talent or that you aren’t able to keep good talent around for long and you think it might be because of your salary structure?  

07
August
2014

3 Introverted leaders and the leadership lessons we can learn from them

3 Introverted leaders and the leadership lessons we can learn from them

We used to think leaders were born, not made. Now we know through training, coaching and mentoring the skills needed to be an effective leader can be learned.  

05
August
2014

Career Spotlight: Dental Assisting

Career Spotlight: Dental Assisting

Have you always known that you wanted to work in Healthcare, change peoples’ lives, and get to know your community better? Do you want to be a wife and mother who has Fridays off and gets to spend her nights at the ball field watching her children play? Do you want to serve others by providing them with a way to look and feel much better about themselves? 

28
July
2014

3 Tips for Growing Your Career

3 Tips for Growing Your Career

I have had some great experiences, and many of the career growth opportunities at first seemed to be due to chance. As time goes on, I have become more strategic about seeking and selecting opportunities for growth and transition.

24
July
2014

Passion + Productivity = Give Back

Passion + Productivity = Give Back

“Rarely are there ever great achievements without great expectations.” 

22
July
2014

Leaders are Noticers

Leaders are Noticers

More often than not, the boss is too busy “doing things” instead of noticing people and the contribution they are making or have the potential to make. 

16
July
2014

Career Change for Doctors

Career Change for Doctors

With the hope of helping people while at the same time making a lot of money, it’s no wonder being a doctor is a draw. But with changes in healthcare recently and the realization that maybe there are other ways to help people and/or make money, some physicians may just want to bait and switch on their career. 

 

 

10
July
2014

6 Places to Go to Tap into Job Shadowing Opportunities

6 Places to Go to Tap into Job Shadowing Opportunities

In a conversation with a university professor today, I was struck by his comment that his high achieving students know what general field they want to go into (finance, engineering, nursing) but they actually have no clue what different career options are available in the fields of study they have chosen and they don’t have a clue what working in these fields would involve on a day-to-day basis. 

01
July
2014

3 Tips for Getting Over Your Vacation Hangover

3 Tips for Getting Over Your Vacation Hangover

You’re back from vacation and hopefully you unplugged while there. And now you have a vacation hangover. You’ve got way too many things to do for work, not enough time to do them in and your wondering, just like you’ve wondered the morning after you had one too many drinks, was it worth it? Should I really have even gone on vacation?

01
July
2014

Career Spotlight: Mechanical Engineer

Career Spotlight: Mechanical Engineer

Have you always been curious about how machines work? Do you take things a part and put them back together? Do you like to design things? Do you enjoy figuring out why things are broken and fixing them?

If any of these describe you, then Mechanical Engineering may be the career field that would make you tick.

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