Category: Employment

Tip to Overcome Being Tired at Work:  Powernap

Tip to Overcome Being Tired at Work: Powernap

Have you ever had one of those days at work that you can barely keep your eyes open?  Maybe you’re one of the 58 percent of workers in America who feel they don’t get enough sleep. (1) For many folks, changing your personal and professional life to get extra sleep may be tough to manage.  […]

November 8, 2016 | By More
Federal Trade Commission – Tips on Employee Background Checks

Federal Trade Commission – Tips on Employee Background Checks

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed some news stories reporting companies who are eliminating jobs.   The industries run the gambit from financial, retail, to restaurants.  Just this last Sunday morning while reading through my newsfeed, I read that some 250 Disney employees in its consumer products and digital unit lost their jobs. Every time […]

October 11, 2016 | By More
Millennials:  Gallup Report Shows Job Hopping Trend

Millennials: Gallup Report Shows Job Hopping Trend

Recently, I came across an article by Amy Adkins, a writer and editor at Gallup.  It provides a results overview of a Gallup report researching the work life of millennials.  To be specific, its focus is on the trend of millennials job hopping.  Of course, when we first glance at the statistics, one would think […]

July 26, 2016 | By More
How to Overcome Underemployment

How to Overcome Underemployment

As our regular readers know, we periodically take a look at reports and surveys on a variety of topics that impact consumers’ personal finances.  The other day, I was browsing through the Business Section of the Chicago Tribune and ran across an article written by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz on June 29, 2016.  It highlighted the issue […]

July 7, 2016 | By More
How to Be Happy In Life When You Feel Grumpy

How to Be Happy In Life When You Feel Grumpy

Last week, I wrote a LinkedIn post entitled How to Be Happy In Life When You Feel Grumpy.  I was prompted to write the piece for several reasons.  Of late, it seems that the perspective of embracing a positive attitude has been lacking in our public discourse.  Plus, I’ve recently reflected on the impact that […]

April 5, 2016 | By More
Verify Your State’s Unemployment Benefits

Verify Your State’s Unemployment Benefits

The other day I was speaking with a friend.  She told me there is discussion around her office the company is going to let go a few workers soon to save costs to the firm’s balance sheet.  It reminded me of an article I read published in the Chicago Tribune by David Lieb earlier this […]

March 15, 2016 | By More
The Power of Negotiation Sometimes Means Being Silent

The Power of Negotiation Sometimes Means Being Silent

The other day, a LinkedIn connection of mine posted an article that caught my attention.  It focused on the tactic of silence in negotiation.  We have often discussed the power of asking, but there comes a time when it’s to your advantage to apply the philosophy of “less is more.”  In other words, it’s time […]

March 3, 2016 | By More
Leadership Means Change Your Career

Leadership Means Change Your Career

When we hear the topic of leadership discussed, maybe images of leading politicians or business owners or even the CEO of your company comes to mind.  But, the reality is that leaders come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and levels of responsibility.  Over the years, I have found one characteristic to be evident in […]

October 8, 2015 | By More
Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Last week I had a conversation with a friend of mine.  She advised me a business professional we both know lost his job at the end of 2014.  He still has no job.  I also read an interesting LinkedIn post from Linda Descano entitled 7 Essential Steps for Processing a Job Loss, which prompted a […]

September 17, 2015 | By More
Are You on Target With Your Personal Finances?

Are You on Target With Your Personal Finances?

The Larry Light article from his recent Forbes.com article entitled Mid-Career Checklist on Your Financial Progress caught my attention in the newsfeed.  Why?  It’s because I’m talking with individuals in their fifties and older who neglected to perform a mid-career checklist on their financial progress when they were younger.  (Light referenced the mid-career as falling […]

September 3, 2015 | By More