Business Continuity Planning

Unforeseen business disruptions, whether caused by acts of nature, equipment malfunctions, human error, or malicious intent, can be very costly for an organization. Some examples include:   Weather-related, such as blizzards, earthquakes, and hurricane  Power Outages: Blackouts, power shortages or… Read more »

Hiring Trend Predictions: What to Expect in 2019

An eight-year span of job market improvements put into motion a series of events leading to unprecedented job growth and a strong market in 2018. Despite the new tariff wars, higher interest and mortgage rates, and an unpredictable stock market,… Read more »

Hot tips for Job-Seekers

Resolutions in hand, you are ready to kick-start the New Year. Number one on your list reads, “find a new job,” which can be challenging even in today’s job market of candidate shortage. The following tips may help you get… Read more »

New Year Resolutions: Expectations vs. Reality

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to make positive changes in your life, whether it’s going to the gym, waking up earlier, or saving money. However, people seldom follow through with those resolutions. In fact, US News and World Report projects… Read more »

5 Keys for Temp Worker Safety

Employers are responsible for the safety of all workers, regardless of their employment status. Your permanent employees already know the drill and follow safety protocols, but what about your temps? Do you have the necessary processes in place for this segment of… Read more »

The Challenge: Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiation can be challenging, if not also intimidating, but in reality, it is a process, which can be learned. By following these basic steps, you can handle it with poise and confidence. Research • What is the standard rate… Read more »

4 Essential Keys for Rising to the Top in HR

Knowledge: Participate in social media discussions, forums, roundtable, etc. Subscribe to professional journals. Attend conferences. Never stop learning. Understand the foundational pillars of human resources. • Best practices • Trends • Typical challenges • Metrics Develop Business Acumen – the… Read more »

Staying Mentally Engaged – Part II

In last week’s post, we posted a discussion on mental engagement. We shared tips to better health – which increases energy and equips you to engage professionally – as well as tips for making a plan and staying the course.… Read more »

Staying Mentally Engaged – Part I

Staying mentally engaged is a common core principle of productivity, time optimization, career growth, and job fulfillment. In our busy, and often chaotic, world, however, staying mentally engaged professionally can be a challenge. These tips will help you along the… Read more »

Keys to Project Management Success

Initial planning: • Understand company’s objectives, customers, products, services What is your company’s mission statement? How does the product and or service you will be offering align with the mission statement? Who will be your target “customers”? If you have… Read more »