Your Employees are Different, Why Aren’t Your Onboarding Plans?

You did it! You screened hundreds of resumes, compared behavioral data and sat through so many interviews you lost count, but it was all worth it. You hired the perfect candidate for the position and now it’s your time to sit back and let them get to work! Well, not exactly… even the most perfect of candidates can end up as another turn-over statistic without a proper onboarding plan and it happens more often than [...]

Dealing with Disappointment

Parents with school age children understand it’s “spring sport” time. This is a process that happens throughout the year as the seasons change. Tryouts. Teams. Excitement. Disappointment. It can be difficult for a child not to make a team or not get the position they hoped for. It can be difficult for a loved one to help that child when they feel hurt. However, we should view this as an [...]

Be Your Best Self—Building your Personal Brand

In a competitive work space, it’s important that we as individuals develop and build our personal brand. Bringing our “best self” to work each day and showcasing our strengths, passions and accomplishments is a way that we can define ourselves and our success.  In our professional lives, it’s one thing to bring our skills and leverage our education but building our brand goes beyond this and should incorporate what really drives and motivates us each [...]

Are You Not Right for Your Job or Is Your Job Not Right for You?

We spent months selecting the school for the right education to land our dream job. We probably weren’t sure what that dream job was, but we knew it was out there. While studying hard and gearing up for the “real world,” we found our self asking “where should I focus my education?” and, “what jobs should I target when I graduate?” Until finally, after careful consideration, we picked a major.  This decision may have been [...]

Love at First Work-Sight

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love.  Not romantic love – that would be a different blog!  Rather, employment love.  Specifically, love for what you do – your role, your work, or your vocation.  You know, the job that you attend to either in person or virtually 40+ hours a week to earn a living.  How wonderful to create a living worthwhile by loving the way you earn a living!Personally, I love my [...]

Tips for the Remote Worker

What a luxury it is to be able to work from home. Flexibility, autonomy, zero commute, and independence - are all perks of working remotely. We live in an age where working from home is becoming part of the norm, and when given a choice, most people would opt for a remote position any day.  In fact, 1 in 5 employees work from home - that’s 30 million people who choose to work from home.Working [...]

Onboarding: Accelerating Your Most Valuable Assets—Your People

It’s a new year and many companies are looking at open positions, talent management and succession planning. One area that we see clients struggle with is having a comprehensive onboarding approach.  Typically, companies invest heavily in their process upfront to attract and recruit talent but when it comes to having a dedicated and comprehensive effort to onboard these employees to their new roles there is often a lack of attention.What do most employees want?When we [...]

Listening to Your Internal GPS

“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” ~Buddha I have an awful sense of direction.  Honestly, I need to rely on Waze to go anywhere that is not part of my regular commute or daily life.  I love that app because I know when listening to it (most times), that I will get [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:22:56+00:00December 28th, 2016|Career Success, Professional Success, self-awareness|0 Comments

Goals

As we are in the final stretch of 2016 it’s the perfect time of year to reflect at what we’ve enjoyed, accomplished, endured, and never got to; and of our decisions, mistakes and failures. It’s also a time to look ahead for what a new year can bring. But should we be looking at past, present and future goals only once a year?I believe the aversion to this is the time we allocate in reflecting and [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:17:03+00:00December 9th, 2016|Career Success, Goals|0 Comments

Reaching Your Gold

When I was a child in the heat of the summer of every 4th year, my grandmother would let us come in from the sweltering heat and watch the Olympics while sitting in front of a fan. We all dreamed of being gymnastics, divers, swimmers, track stars and more. It was a moment of pride to watch the athletes who had dedicated themselves compete for Olympic gold.  All the neighborhood kids [...]

By |2018-05-24T21:38:12+00:00August 17th, 2016|Career Success, Coaching, Professional Success|0 Comments