6 Tips for Explaining Your Technical Job to Non-Tech Individuals

By | November 27th, 2017|Career Development, Employee Communications, Technology|

If you are one of the approximate 7.3 million U.S. workers employed in the tech industry, you have likely been called upon to describe the details of your job to an individual who may not have the technical savvy or expertise to understand exactly what [...]

Corporate Vision: How to Communicate Your Ideas to Team Members

By | October 11th, 2017|Employee Communications, Executive Advice|

When deliberating upon factors most conducive to a successful business, there are few points more meaningful than that of effective communication. This is far from a new subject, even in conventional business circles; however, we believe that as standards and expectations rise with an executive through [...]

The Importance of Diplomacy in the Workplace and How to Achieve It

By | August 25th, 2017|Business negotiations, Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Executive Advice, Team building, Workplace Issues|

The art of diplomacy (or tact) can be the deciding factor between hurt feelings and a positive encounter, both in the workplace and beyond. Although we want to maintain honesty at all times, it’s also vital that we find the right manner in which to [...]

8 Ways to Determine a Company’s Culture During Your Job Interview

By | August 5th, 2017|Career Development, Interview Tips, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition, Workplace Issues|

What is company culture? The shared values, beliefs, and practices of an organization’s employees and leaders are the components of a company's culture. These beliefs and practices determine how employees and management treat one other, handle business transactions, and interact with clients, customers, and shareholders. Why [...]

Improving Your Small-Talk Skills in Professional Situations

By | August 2nd, 2017|Career Development, Employee Communications, Networking|

In business, we will often find ourselves in circumstances where we must conjure up pleasant, void-filling conversation with individuals we hardly know.  These are folks we would not normally find ourselves connecting with in everyday life, and we can struggle to interact because we don’t [...]

Qualities Shared By Successful Teams According to Google™

By | July 26th, 2017|Collaboration in the workplace, Employee Communications, Executive Advice, Team building|

For those unfamiliar, Project Aristotle was a recent research initiative launched by Google with the purpose of understanding why certain working groups flourish and others do not quite make the grade. Leading the endeavor, was Google’s Director of People Analytics (HR), Abeer Dubey, who was quite motivated [...]

Five Simple Ways To Stand Out in the Workplace

By | July 22nd, 2017|Career Development, Employee Communications|

You may be surprised to know that even small actions can get us noticed at work.  You may already be a diligent, dedicated employee who makes efficient use of your time, but perhaps you haven’t reached the ranks of the high-achieving innovators and pacesetters. Alternatively, [...]

8 Possible Signs Your Employee Is Planning To Quit Their Job

By | July 12th, 2017|Employee Communications, Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Work/Life Balance|

Research shows that, in 2015, 88 percent of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction with their present job. At the time, this marked the highest level of satisfaction over the last decade. Another report, however, states that the average employee tenure is eight years, and the average annual turnover [...]

The Nature of Mistakes: Recovering From Errors in the Workplace

By | July 5th, 2017|Career Development, Workplace Issues|

“Science… is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which [are] useful to make, because they lead, little by little, to the truth.” ~Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwrite. The Best Mistakes Not all mistakes are intrinsically bad, and are actually essential for learning. [...]