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Category: Skillset

Our last post contrasted a Growth Mindset with a Fixed Mindset. People with a growth mindset believe that dedication and hard work can develop or enhance skills, talent and intelligence. Those with a fixed mindset, on the other hand, believe that all they have to work with are the intelligence and innate talents they acquired […]

Adaptability has always played a key role in workplace success. But it seems as though now more than ever, our careers require us to adapt continually. Over the past 25 years, increased automation, AI and economic trends have increasingly made “punching the clock” a thing of the past. In fact, according to a new report […]

5 Tips Midyear Review

Midyear performance reviews are a great opportunity for employers and employees to check in with each other and compare perceptions. A midyear review is a formal means for employers to discuss employees’ progress on goals and performance to date. It also allows employees to get a better idea of how they and their work are […]

Become an Indispensable Employee

Let’s start with the word indispensable. According to Merriam-Webster,indispensable means absolutely necessary or essential. “Being indispensable at work means that your supervisors count on you so much that without you, the productivity of your department might suffer, or at least that’s the perception,” says Andy Teach, author of From Graduation to Corporation, and host of […]

Of the roughly 28.8 million businesses in the U.S., about 23 million, or 80%, have no employees beyond the owner. However, the owners of the remaining 5.8 million are entrepreneurs who are also in the business of managing people. In fact, according to Small Biz Salute, being the boss is among the top five challenges […]

Millennials

Thanks to a combination of delayed retirements, increases in the cost of living and the increasing life expectancy, older workers are waiting longer to leave the workforce- meaning millennials and generation X employees have hit what industry leaders refer to as “the gray ceiling.” What is a gray ceiling? Traditionally as one generation aged, they […]

Holiday Workplace

It’s the season for giving. Your employees are a valuable component of your business and the holidays are the perfect time to give back to them and show your appreciation. Weather you plan an office party, volunteer to help work a fundraiser or give them all a holiday bonus, the main thing is that you […]

Telecommuting

Mention the word telecommuting and most managers immediately shutter at the thought. How can I supervise employees I can’t see? Will employees take telecommute days as a day off? How can I measure my return on investment? How often should I have them check-in? The list of managerial doubts and questions can go on and […]

According to Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends Report, which draws on surveys from over 10,000 HR and business leaders in 140 countries, advances in technology are causing firms to restructure their organizational makeup, transform their HR departments, develop new training models, and reevaluate their hiring practices. “What we concluded is that what AI is definitely […]

Employer of Choice

The term “employer of choice” might have become another business buzzword, but it represents a shift in power where candidates are now in the driving seat in terms of where they work. To attract and retain talent, it is important to establish a company as a go-to destination for the skilled workers that drive your […]