Category : Career

How to Manage a Disgruntled Employee

We’ve all seen disgruntled employees. They’re unmotivated, decline to join in team activities, and don’t seem to respect the company much. Perhaps they’re amazing at what they do, or maybe the company can’t afford to lose the employee. Often, a…

0 Comments / 90 View / March 1, 2019

Navigating Business Finance Needs for Small and Medium Businesses

Beyond initial startup, small and medium businesses often find a need to finance growing and/or sustaining their businesses and look to their local bank or credit union for help.  Since your financial institution plays such a critical role in your…

0 Comments / 37 View / March 1, 2019

3 Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Understand nuances among individuals and groups, and strategize accordingly. The past two years have been marked by an uptick in awareness of the many challenges organizations and society face in identifying and truly understanding the unique differences among people. From…

0 Comments / 54 View / January 1, 2019

Proper Planning is the Key to Creating Successful Internship Programs

Hiring interns can provide companies a great pipeline for identifying and developing talent. Interns get benefits too — they gain knowledge and skills that will aid them in job searches. So why may companies be hesitant to use interns? Often…

0 Comments / 51 View / January 1, 2019

Hiring — A Puzzling Process

The process of hiring (and getting hired) can be puzzling, even in these days of low unemployment. With candidates able to be more selective about their options, companies are seeking the services of professionals to assist them in navigating this…

0 Comments / 178 View / December 1, 2018

Public Speaking – Preparing for and Getting through Your Presentation

Butterflies, sweaty palms, dry mouth — these are just some of the symptoms most public speakers experience. In fact, in Communication for Business and the Professions, Patricia Hayes Andrews and John E. Baird Jr. point out that, according to at…

0 Comments / 89 View / December 1, 2018

Business Insurance – What Type of Coverage and How Much?

Insurance may not be your favorite topic of conversation or expense to consider, and that’s likely due to lack of knowledge and understanding. Unless you are versed in policy and coverage lingo, it can be very confusing to understand what…

0 Comments / 35 View / November 1, 2018

Winning Employees’ Hearts and Minds

Employee engagement is easy to define, difficult to understand, and even harder to get right. At its core, employee engagement is the emotional and intellectual connection that employees have to their employers, their bosses, their co-workers, and their jobs. The…

0 Comments / 94 View / November 1, 2018

Would You Rather Work for a Woman or a Man?

I was trying to figure out how I could take my child to the dentist without using any of my precious vacation time. My plan was to use a sick day, but my boss was adamant that sick days are…

0 Comments / 53 View / October 1, 2018

Every Business Needs an Exit-Strategy Plan

Although most business consultants consider an exit-strategy plan essential, only 52 percent of businesses have one, according to the Investor Watch Report. “Based on my experience, that figure is much lower, particularly for small businesses that sell for under $10…

0 Comments / 66 View / October 1, 2018