Flexing In the Workplace

Flexing In the Workplace

Flexing, not your muscles, but the ability to offer flexibility in the workplace has transformed from a nice perk some organizations or managers offered, to an expectation that most people aren’t willing to “flex” on. While this might seem like a simple concept, consider how “flexibility” may mean something different to everyone.

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Your New Retention Strategy – Checking in on Hearts and Brains

Your New Retention Strategy – Checking in on Hearts and Brains

Have the first months of the year been difficult with new normal of turnover and opportunity? The last months of the year are spent building our budgets and identifying the purple squirrel recruit that will solve all the problems of our future and take us to places we dream of. The year started with a series of unfortunate departures and now it’s time to catch your breath and focus on your strategy of retention. If you have not, there may be a recruiter or another company that will and before you know it, you will have another open position to refill. With all the turnover we are suffering, the focus is on replacing positions and then the excitement of the new person. The fact is your strategic advantage are the people who haven’t left. Have you checked in on the hearts and brains that show up for you daily?

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Leadership 101: Lesson 6 Communication Styles

Leadership 101: Lesson 6 Communication Styles

When was the last time you had a complete misunderstanding with a family member, co-worker, or your supervisor? Did you wonder how you got there and more importantly; what you could do to avoid misunderstanding in the future?
Understanding communication styles and situationally adjusting is a lifelong practice for me, personally and professionally. Misunderstandings, mistakes, and misinterpretations happen easily because of what and how something comes out of another’s mouth. Sometimes, we simply spew our own opinions, thoughts and or frustrations by speaking without considering how the person we are talking to consumes and processes information. The more I know, the more I realize I need to practice.

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Questions to Gauge Your Commitment to DE&I

Questions to Gauge Your Commitment to DE&I

Questions to Gauge Your Commitment to DE&I How committed is your company to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)? Of more than 1,500 workers surveyed in the 2021 Jobseeker Nation report by Jobvite, forty-two percent indicated they would reject a job offer if...

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It’s More Than Okay to Take Time Off – It’s Vital

It’s More Than Okay to Take Time Off – It’s Vital

It's More Than Okay to Take Time Off - It's Vital Ah, vacation time. Sometimes it’s difficult to extricate yourself from workplace responsibilities and unplug. And with the rise of remote work fueled by the pandemic, the lines between work and personal time are...

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Leadership 101: Lesson 5 The Importance of Managing Yourself Before you assumed your role as a leader, did you think about your job first and foremost as leading/managing others? Turns out the person you’re most responsible for managing every day is yourself! Managing...

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Leadership 101 – Lesson 4: Have a Plan

Leadership 101 – Lesson 4: Have a Plan

Leadership 101 - Lesson 4: Have a Plan What’s your plan?  How many times have you been asked that question and had no idea what in the world people were asking you?  You come to work every day, you get a ton of “work” done, but suddenly, as a leader, you are expected...

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Working Mothers and the Double-Edged Sword of Remote Work

Working Mothers and the Double-Edged Sword of Remote Work

Working Mothers and the Double-Edged Sword of Remote Work There is no doubt that the pandemic fast-tracked acceptance of the remote work model. Many companies who had been reluctant to embrace remote work found themselves with no other option – and then they were...

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