There has been a lot of discussion about internships and their “value” recently, so it was with much interest that I read what my daughter had written about her recent summer at MIT. It wasn’t an internship but it had every element of such an experience.
Recently an HR Conference Coordinator requested a “Workforce Management Time & Attendance Expert” to speak at a conference. I was beyond intrigued… Is this actually a title on someone’s business card?
If you want to work from home then you need to demonstrate that you are much more productive at home than in the office.
Here are five things you can tell your boss to engage serious consideration of the request to work from home…
It is easy to feel uncomfortable and intimidated when you are in a foreign country and you do not speak the same language. Deciding not to let these communication issues stop you from exploring the culture can be very self-empowering.
Working hard and hoping others notice your excellent results is a noble idea but more often than not, this simply isn’t enough. Healthy self promotion is not about bragging or being obnoxious it’s about putting yourself in the right position for the next opportunity.
In case you didn’t know it the “room at the top” of the corporate ladder is continuing to shrink in 2013. The vacancies are few and far between as many older workers are fiercely holding on to their traditional management roles.
A family-owned and run business can be a fantastic place to work “if” the owners get it right.
In a highly competitive job market it’s tempting to adopt an “I’ll take anything attitude.” Bad idea.
What happens if you actually get a job that you don’t really want? It’s a lose-lose situation, neither you or your employer will end up happy.
Most businesses start well, people are optimistic, everything is fresh and new, but left unchecked things can begin to slowly and subtly unravel and decay. Have you found yourself in this situation before?
Perhaps you are sick and tired of management and you are thinking of branching out and starting your own business. There are a couple of things you should be aware of when it comes to starting your own business.
This past week I’ve had the pleasure of working on the island of Guam, as I’ve come alongside a wonderful healthcare organization called “TakeCare”. I am again reminded of the inherent value that high levels of personal accountability play within any organization, no matter where it is found on planet earth.
In the face of “not enough hours in a day” what could possibly be the rationale for looking someone in the eye and saying “Yes, I will do that,” knowing that you can’t get to it without sacrificing the quality of what is already on your plate…?