Should I Sign a Non-compete Agreement?

Once used almost exclusively with high-level executives, non-compete clauses are making their way into the mainstream and appearing in unexpected places. Growing pressure is being placed on potential employees to sign agreements prohibiting them from working for the competition if,… Read more »

Resonating Resumes

Whether HR is sorting through hard copy resumes or surfing from one LinkedIn page to another, he/she is doing it fast, hoping for that one resume that grabs his attention and halts his/her search – the resume that rises to… 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 »

Make your Weekend Count: 6 Healthy Habits

#TGIF may be the popular end-of-the-week anthem scrolling across Twitter feeds, but in reality, studies show that working Americans aren’t the greatest at taking a break. As a generally workaholic nation, we see rest as synonymous with laziness, and wince… Read more »

Performance Reviews Part II: the Employee Perspective

Performance reviews are often viewed as a necessary evil; considered at worst, a battle and at best, a total waste of time. With a change of attitude, however, and adequate preparation, a performance review can be a tool for professional… Read more »

Mentoring – Part II

Last week we discussed the value of having a mentor and the incredible tool is is in personal and professional development. We discussed how and where to find a mentor, what to expect, and the mentees personal responsibilities. This week… Read more »

Mentoring Makes a Difference – Part I

Mentoring – one-on-one training, advising, and inspiring- is an incredible personal development tool, which benefits and empowers both the mentor and the mentored. In a successful mentoring relationship, both individuals experience both personal and career growth. In fact, many businesses… Read more »

Keeping your Company Free of Sexual Harassment

Employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure workplace, including an environment free from sexual harassment. Preventing harassment is easier than dealing with it, or the resulting lawsuits. Follow these tips to keeping your company free from the destruction… Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Increasing my Job Security

You finally landed the job of your dreams – or at least the one that is closest to it. You want to stay there until you decide to climb over the fence to greener pastures. Include job security in this… Read more »