Category : Career

OSHA ‘Final Rule’ Changes Reporting, D&A Testing

In the commonwealth, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers most private-sector employers. Workers at state and local government agencies—i.e., cities, counties, boroughs, townships, public school districts, and the State System of Higher Education—are not covered. Nor are the…

0 Comments / 46 View / April 1, 2017

Sexual Harassment: You’d Think We’d Learn

A supervisor makes sexually suggestive comments to an employee regarding the employee’s clothing and how the employee’s body looks in the chosen clothing. Or the supervisor suggests that the two should have engaged in a sexual relationship and that if…

0 Comments / 76 View / April 1, 2017

What Is ADA Website Compliance?

I’ll tell you what, if there’s one word that everyone loves, it’s “compliance.” More and more businesses that operate online are becoming aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to their Web-based activities and wondering what ADA website compliance…

0 Comments / 39 View / February 27, 2017

Is Your Communication Style Hindering Your Growth?

Effective communication nurtures relationships, increases our career-advancement opportunities, enhances our self-esteem, and helps us manage stress. When we communicate effectively and feel understood, work—and life—are satisfying. We feel in control, valued, trusted, and respected. When communication breaks down, career advancement…

0 Comments / 47 View / February 27, 2017

Getting a Handle on Contingency Work

Exact statistics are hard to come by, but it seems a large percentage of American businesses use contingency workers. What are “contingency workers”? They include temporary workers but also independent contractors, freelancers, and part-time workers. If your business uses contingency…

0 Comments / 39 View / January 31, 2017

The Financial Cost of Temporary Work

When given the choice between a full-time job with regular pay and benefits and a temporary, part-time, hourly job with no benefits, most of us would pick the former. Some of those who would choose temporary work probably fall into…

0 Comments / 26 View / January 31, 2017

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace . . . What Employers Need to Know Right Now!

Last spring, Pennsylvania joined more than 20 other states when it legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Gov. Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) on April 17, 2016, and it went into effect one month later. While the primary purpose…

0 Comments / 186 View / December 30, 2016

Women and Retirement Saving

Planning and saving for retirement may seem like goals that are far in the future. Yet saving, especially for retirement, should start early and continue throughout your lifetime. Here are four reasons why saving matters to women—and especially to you!…

0 Comments / 44 View / December 30, 2016

Formal Mentoring Programs Can Shatter Glass Ceilings for Women

Some recent role changes in political leaders clearly demonstrate that women continue to trend upward in leadership roles. Earlier this year, Theresa May became the second female prime minister of the United Kingdom and Hillary Clinton the first woman in…

0 Comments / 86 View / December 1, 2016

More Women ‘Leaning In’ by Learning the Ropes of Small-Business Ownership

Amidst the cultural rally for work/life balance-torn women to “lean in”—to continue pursuing their career goals and speak up for their needs—more and more women are deciding to do so on their own terms: by becoming their own bosses. By…

0 Comments / 57 View / November 1, 2016