Characteristics and Skills of a Great Manager

Whether you were recently promoted or you walked the management trenches for years, taking time to evaluate and assess your management skills is time well spent. Even world-class athletes keep looking for ways to improve their skills. Consider these tips… Read more »

Resilience

Whether you’re an entry-level employee dealing with overload at work and a family crisis at the same time or a top-level manager wading through office politics to cool the flames of conflict before they erupt into a raging fire, resilience… 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 »

Checklist for Managing Your Performance Assessment Process

A performance assessment, also known as an employee evaluation, is a formal, written document summarizing an employee’s job performance for the current assessment period and setting goals for the next assessment period. It is meant to promote and enhance ongoing,… Read more »